The Dancing Mermaid

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My Dancing Mermaid is now out and on the cover of the latest issue of Just Cross Stitch magazine. Here’s what they have to say about it:

This “glittering and glamorous mermaid emerges from the mist in Joan Elliott’s superb cross-stitch creation. Hand-dyed Caribbean blue Joblean fabric, almost three dozen floss colors, metallic braid and three colors of beads are the ingredients for making this deliciously dazzling wall decoration.”

You can purchase this issue by going to the Annie’s Publishing site.

World Craft Week

Join the publishers of The World of Cross Stitching and Cross Stitch Crazy in celebrating World Craft Week, this week April 3-9, 2017. You can see what they have in store on their Facebook Page and on the website created for this event. They have created a special booklet with lots of little craft projects and it is free when you register on the site. Celebrate the things you love to do with stitchers and crafters worldwide! #worldcraftweek

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Celebrate World Craft Week

New! Quilt Panels from Polstitches Designs

Angel Quilt panel

A Year of Angels Quilt Panel © Joan A. Elliott for Polstitches Designs
available from http://www.polstitchesdesigns.co.uk

I am so excited to tell you that I have teamed up with Jo Critchley at Polstitches Designs to create this beautiful printed quilt panel based on my cross stitch design “A Year of Angels”. My thanks to Jo for coordinating the project and finding the best fabric and printing techniques to create this panel.

The design is printed on 100% Cotton Calico and is priced at £16.99 (about $22US). The size of the printed panel is 59.5cm w x 79cm h (2.5cm white border)  23.6 in w x 31.1 in h (.75 in white border). Polstitches does ship internationally too. You can go directly to Polstitches Designs website to order : http://www.polstitchesdesigns.co.uk

I added borders from some fabric samples I designed years ago so when you make up the final quilt you will be choosing fabric patterns and colors to your liking and adding them as you see fit. It would be fun to pick up any number of colors from the printed panel in your borders. Your finished quilt will be unique to you, so let you creativity soar! The best news is that there are more to come, so stay tuned.

Bella Roma

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JE232© Bella Roma $14

With blizzard warnings in the northeastern US tomorrow, I invite you on a walk through springtime in beautiful Rome. JE232©Bella Roma is a brand new chartpack now up on my Order Chartpacks page and ready to ship. She will be available at all of your favorite online stores soon, so keep an eye out and turn your thoughts to warm breezes, fragrant flowers, and lots of beautiful stitching.

Back To Normal

The Order Chartpacks page is back up and running!

8 Designs forNew Chartpacks

8 new chart packs January 2017

January 2017 New Chartpacks

Hi Dear Friends- I am starting off the New Year with 8 new chart packs now available on my Order Chartpacks page. A few of these are were put up a bit earlier this month but I think you can see the new additions too. Have fun browsing. X Joan

PS- I was uploading the new labels to the Order Chartpacks page and seemed to have lost everything on that page. I am rebuilding it over the next few days. Sorry for any inconvenience but it will be back to normal soon.

 

 

Winter’s Grace

Winter's Grace

Winter’s Grace © Joan A. Elliott                             Photo © Annie’s Publishing

I am so happy to finally show you my newest design for Just Cross Stitch Magazine. The February 2017 issue is now on sale from Annie’s Publishing and also at 123stitch.com

I wanted to capture the feeling of lightly falling snow and the beauty of winter in this design. When stitched on sparkling opalescent fabric she comes alive with movement. Sparkling beads and metallic threads add dimension and hints of snow crystals and winterberries. I hope you will enjoy stitching her as much as I loved designing her!

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