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33 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. cnlim
    Aug 10, 2010 @ 03:32:31

    I really impressed with Summer Geisha and wish to purchase it. How much will it cost? I am staying at Penang, Malaysia. How much will be the total cost for a set (include thread, fabric, chart & shipping cost)?



    • joanelliott
      Aug 17, 2010 @ 10:04:18

      Summer Geisha will be available as a chartpack later on this year. I’m sorry but I do not sell fabric and threads. I will post her on my blog on the Chartpacks page when she becomes available. Thanks!


  2. stitch girl
    Sep 06, 2010 @ 00:40:52

    Will you be posting older designs like Father Christmas in the order chartpacks section? After the magazines they appear in are out of stores, it becomes exeptionally hard to get a hold of a copy, even online. Designs such as May Day Merriment, Victorian Christmas Lady, Christmas Past, Victorian Lady, and Oriental Elegance (cross stitcher 200) among others appear in your website, but not on your chartpacks page. Your designs are soooooo beautiful! I want to stitch every one of them! Thank you for being so talented and for putting out such great designs.


    • joanelliott
      Sep 06, 2010 @ 10:19:26

      Yes, eventually all of these will be up on the chartpacks page. If anyone is interested, I have all of the magazine designs available as chartpacks but just have not had time to post them yet. If there is any one in particular that you are looking for, please email me at and I can put a packet together for you.



  3. Martha Clarke
    Oct 28, 2010 @ 18:16:03

    I purchased your book with CD, Asian-Inspired machine embroidery. In the Autumn Komono the mail color is
    Sulky rayon 40 #1244. I have not been able to find #1244. Is this a misprint in the book? If so, what color should be there.


    • joanelliott
      Nov 01, 2010 @ 00:36:23

      If you are using Sulky 40 wt rayon thread, the main color for the Autumn Kimono would be 502 Cornsilk.


  4. Emily
    Feb 08, 2011 @ 19:11:08

    Will you be doing a chart pack for the Native American Maiden from #75, of Cross Stitch Gold? I missed the issue and unfortunately I can’t get a back issue because it was sold out when I tried ordering it from the publishers. Thanks.


  5. José Hope
    Jul 17, 2011 @ 18:45:51

    Hi Joan
    I just wanted to say Thank you for the fabulous Oriental collection chart booklet. This booklet has come in handy in finishing a round robin bell pull that was started in 2004 now with you little designs I will be able to complete my task. I received the Magazine and Booklet as an early Birthday gift from my stitching buddies. It is fabulous,will be looking forward to more of this size patterns in Oriental. I also have some of your books that I have collected through the years. So I’m a great fan of oriental style cross stitch patterns.
    Do you have anymore Oriental small sharts in booklet or book form? If so could you please let me know how to get a hold of them.
    Thanking you in advance for your assistance. José Hope
    Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada.


  6. Laura Stephey
    Aug 28, 2011 @ 12:42:14

    Why is Magic Dragon available only outside the US? I would really like this chart.


    • joanelliott
      Sep 01, 2011 @ 00:16:09

      Hi Laura-
      I am not allowed to sell the Magic Dragon within the US because it is available here from Charles Craft ( with the purchase of their Stardust Aida. They granted me permission to international sales since they do not ship outside the US.


  7. Laura Stpehey
    Sep 01, 2011 @ 16:44:52

    Found it, bought it. Thanks I am doing it for my grandson who likes dragons as much as I do.


  8. Kay Daley
    Feb 12, 2012 @ 22:04:00

    Hello.I live in New Zealand and I am finding it extremely difficult to source the magazine Cross Stitch Gold with the patterns of the New York and Paris lady’s in it. Can you help me at all.


  9. Lydia
    Mar 08, 2012 @ 09:11:32

    Hi Kay have you tried contacting Cross Stitch Gold directly? I know they sell back issues – take a look here I hope they can help you


  10. Tingya
    Oct 23, 2012 @ 06:23:26

    Hi Joan,
    I am from Singapore, I came across your work (Bewitching Cross Stitch) and have fall totally in love. I have bought most of your books and have done a few projects. I love the Geisha, summer goddess, winter goddess and rose goddess design. May I know where can I get it? I would also love to get your “The Ultimate Joan Elliott Cross Stitch Collection”. However I couldn’t find it anywhere. Can you help on this?


    • joanelliott
      Oct 23, 2012 @ 21:03:13

      Hi Tingya-
      The Ultimate Collection is out of print. You can buy chartpacks of thedesigns youmentioned directly from me or try
      Many international customers buy from them.


  11. Megan
    Jul 13, 2013 @ 18:28:39

    Dear Joan,
    I have been a huge fan of your designs for many years and have created many beautiful items from kits and magazine patterns of your designs. I have made too many things to display in my small flat or give as gifts, would you mind if I sell a few things I have made from your designs on the internet?



  12. Caroline McCullough
    Mar 20, 2014 @ 14:04:33


    I would like to stitch some of your smaller designs as cards and free projects that come with magazines for the charity that my daughter works for, Royal London Society for the Blind based in Sevenoaks, Kent, so that they can sold for fundraising at events that they hold.

    I only stitch one of each.

    Can I have your permission please.

    Caroline McCullough


    • joanelliott
      Mar 20, 2014 @ 14:09:27

      Hi Caroline-
      Thank you for asking Stitching for charitable fundraisers is perfectly fine. Please do go ahead with this.

      X Joan


  13. Deborah Alba
    Apr 01, 2014 @ 18:43:20

    Hi Joan, I just saw a pattern that someone posted as their completed work that I loved and it turned out to be yours. It is called “North Pole Pals” and is from “The World of Cross Stitching” mag. November 2012 issue. Their site does not show any back issues for this month/year available. I was wondering if there was anywhere else it was published? I live in the USA.



    • joanelliott
      Apr 02, 2014 @ 12:27:48

      Hi Deborah-
      I can make this one up into a chart pack. It will be $12 plus postage of $4. I bill through Paypal so please email me and let me know if you want the chart in black & white or color. My email is

      Many thanks-


  14. Diana Henry Mann
    Apr 10, 2014 @ 17:15:40

    Hello, Joan. I hope you can help me. I recently saw a piece which featured woodland animals and “Children are a gift from heaven.” It has an owl, deer, duck and other precious animals. I was wondering where I could buy this chart as I feel it is the perfect piece for my first grandchild arriving this Fall. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your time and creativity.


    • joanelliott
      Apr 10, 2014 @ 18:44:38

      Hi Diana-
      The chart you are looking for is from my book Native American Cross Stitch. It is also available as a full kit from Design Works Crafts and you can order a chartpack(no threads or fabric) directly from me. If you would like to get the chartpack you can email me at and let me know if you want the chart in black & white or color and let me know your general location. I will then send you a money request through Paypal. The cost is $12 plus postage.

      All best wishes-


  15. Svetlana
    Apr 15, 2015 @ 09:02:46

    Hi Joan,
    I live in Russia and cross stitch is very popular here. And I like your designs very much. We have a website and one part is devoted to cross-stitch designers (only previews, without patterns). Is it possible to put some of your designs there? I mean pictures and may be the link where people can buy patterns.


  16. Jessica Brennan
    Apr 19, 2015 @ 21:40:10

    Hi Joan! I love your ‘Words of Inspiration’ line! I’m trying to collect and stitch them all, so I can proudly display them in my home. I have “Love”, “Dream”, “Faith”, “Imagine”, and “Hope”. I’m trying to acquire “Believe”, and I don’t know if there are more that I’m missing. Can you tell me if I’m missing any more? Thank you so much!


    • joanelliott
      Apr 26, 2015 @ 12:34:53

      Hi Jessica- I have believe in a chartpack. The other two are Friendship and Family which are only out as kits right now from Design Works Crafts.


  17. Avril Skyrme
    Jul 26, 2015 @ 01:22:12

    Hi Joan I don’t know if you can help me but I have one of your designs called Flowerpot Cats #9425 which was bought as a kit. I have had this as a WIP for quite a while now. The problem I have is that part of the design that was shown on the packaging is not actually on the chart (plus I have lost the original packaging).. Is there any way you can help me with this missing section. I believe it is at the most an area of no more than 10 x 10 stitches. It is on the 3rd flowerpot from the left between the 1st & 2nd tulip the top part of the leaf which protrudes from behind is not charted. Please can you help. I have contacted Design Works who have replied that the kit is discontinued and they no longer have the pattern. Is there any way you can help?

    Thank you



  18. Avril Skyrme
    Jul 31, 2015 @ 13:07:24

    Hi Joan,

    I have tried to email my email address to you but I keep getting it returned as undeliverable. My email address is




  19. joanelliott
    Jul 31, 2015 @ 14:27:17

    Sorry Avril. I left an L out of my email. It is


  20. Özge Tufan
    Jun 11, 2016 @ 19:18:51

    Hi Joan,
    i am looking for swirling peacock but i cant find it. how can i find this work. can you help me please.


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