3 New Chartpacks

Blog 3 New Chartpacks Feb 2018

Welcome to February Everyone! It’s high time I got to releasing a few new chartpacks. You can start on something for next Christmas with the Christmas Peace Angel, work up a treat for a loved one with my Fairy Garden Alphabet, or  stitch up my elegant Dancing Mermaid. Whichever you choose, you will find the same attention to detail and high quality chartpack you expect from Joan Elliott Design.  All of these will be available at your favorite online shops and directly through my Order Chartpacks page. Enjoy!


The Dancing Mermaid


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.

Spring Update

Hi Everyone! 

 I am pleased to tell you that all the stitched models, manuscript, illustrations, and photo props for the newest book are now safely in the hands of the publisher in the UK. As soon as I get the OK from them I will be able to let you know what  to expect  from this one, including the title. Publication is set for the end of this year. So for now it’s on to new ideas.

There are some new designs out in the magazines too. For UK’s Cross Stitch Collection (Issue 157) I’ve granted them  exclusive permission to print the chart for my ‘Sea Goddess’ from A Woman’s World in Cross Stitch.

Sea Goddess

The cover of issue 200 of the UK’s Cross Stitcher features my new Geisha design,’Oriental Elegance’. I’ve stitched this on a pretty pink Aida to add  a beautiful  springtime  feel to the design.

Oriental Elegance

I loved working on this Puppet Theater design for Cross Stitch Gold (Issue 57). It’s bright cheerful colors bring back wonderful childhood memories!

Puppet Theater

…and for everyone that loves their own special kitty, I have an easy to stitch wall hanging  in  The World of Cross Stitching (Issue 137)

Playful Cats

In the July issue of Cross-Stitch & Needlework magazine you’ll find a bright and happy teen angel tote (courtesy of Charles Craft) and accessories, perfect for your special princess.

Teen Angel Ensemble


Finally, David & Charles will release a new collaborative Christmas book in early June. The title is  Cross Stitcher’s Countdown to Christmas and I have contributed three chapters including an heirloom Advent Calendar, a Santa Post Bag, and some  sweet little Stocking Ornaments. You can find it  at amazon.com, fwbookstore.com and davidandcharles.co.uk

More things are in the works, so keep in touch  for more news soon.

With fondest wishes-