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

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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.

Finally…

I’ve finally posted The Maiden & The Dragon on the Order Chartpacks page. More to come…

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JE222 The Maiden & The Dragon $16

Switching Seasons…

I know that a lot of stitchers are thinking of projects for Christmas so I now have two new designs out to get you started stitching for the holidays.

First in Cross Stitch Gold Issue 132, on news stands now, A Visit from Santa. I’ve pictured the design on Polstitches Designs beautiful hand dyed ‘snow cap’ 28 count Jobelan. His bag is filled with all sorts of Christmas goodies and the design sparkles with Kreinik metallic threads and Mill Hill seed beads, making him very festive indeed!

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Just hitting the stands in the UK today is my latest Christmas Victorian Lady. She is out for a snowy stroll in her holiday frock and her lush warm furs and looking pretty as a picture. You will find her in Issue 222 of Cross Stitch Crazy. Stitched on the palest blue fabric, the shimmering beads in her dress and hat reflect the twinkle of snowflakes all around her.

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Back Home Again…

Hi Everyone!

I am back in the studio after our wonderful trip to Cardiff. The retreat on September 17th was perfect. How lovely to meet so many of you that I have known over the years through this blog and our Facebook group. We all had a lot of fun and plans are already being made for another event in 2018, so stay tuned! I send a million thanks to all of you for being there and to my dear friend Jo Critchley of Polstitches Designs for making it all happen. Thanks go also to Ceri James and Marie for their kindness and help.

As you know, I created a special design for this retreat titled ‘The Maiden & The Dragon’. She will be out and about next week but for now you can order from Jo at Polstitches Designs

The Maiden & The Dragon

JE222 © The Maiden & The Dragon

Love to all of you who were able to share this special day with me and for all the sweet gifts you brought along, your dear friendships, and your inspiring support.

XOX Joan

Here we are all together for a group shot. I know we all made new friends and look forward to meeting again.

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Also exhibiting were the talented Michael Powell, Kate Bothy Golby from Bothy Threads, and Niki Jones from Cirrus Creations

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Jo, Ceri, and Marie

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Michael Powell

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Kate Both Golby

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Niki Jones

After the retreat, Earl and I stayed on to explore the magic of Wales. Before leaving I had searched for day tours leaving from Cardiff. I was so fortunate to find the best of the best Real Wales Tours. Our host Nia was amazing. I recommend her tours to anyone that wants to go off the beaten path, share the history of the country, and take in some of the most beautiful landscapes we have ever seen.Thank you Nia for such a fabulous experience!

Now I am sure that Fairies live here. So much inspiration! I feel some new designs coming on…

 

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