General Craft Links

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Quilting

The Tabby Cat (UK) - Online Quilting Supplies. First class service, terrific selection and easy to use web site (in my opinion).

Scrap Quilts - Free quilt patterns,hand marbling instructions,quilt swaps,a quilting forum,mailing list,and more. 

Keepsake Quilting - Visit the shop or order on line, Keepsake Quilting in Center Harbor, New Hampshire, USA. 

Big Horn Quilts a lovely shop in Wyoming, USA. I've ordered quilting fabrics and notions from them several times and found the service very good. At the moment the exchange rate makes it more sensible to order from the States rather than the UK. As a rule stuff arrives just as quick if not quicker.

 

Magazines

Crochet World (USA) Includes FREE patterns. This magazine is available in Ireland through Eason Book Shop.

Classic Stitches - Magazine site with online stitch glossary of over 100 stitch techniques, members area + lots more. Also available through Easons.

Rebecca (Germany) Knitting Magazine. Includes FREE patterns.

KnitNet (Canada) Includes FREE patterns.

Vogue Knitting International (USA)

New Stitches (UK) Cross Stitch includes FREE patterns.

 

 

 

Yarn Companies

Rowan Yarns (UK) 

Texere Yarns (UK) 

Sirdar (UK) Yarn company. Browse patterns online.

Lion Brand (USA) Includes FREE knitting and crochet patterns.

Coats and Clarks (USA) American sewing and needlecraft company. On their website you can explore the full range of products, along with how-to's, FREE projects for knitting, crochet, sewing and quilting etc.

Debbie Bliss (UK) 

Colinette Yarns (UK)

The Smart Yarns - Solutia (USA) Click on "Projects" link for FREE crochet and knit patterns.

Cross Stitch

Ellen Maurer-Stroh - My all time favourite site for FREE cross stitch graphs. 

Bird Cross Stitch Patterns - As the name suggests FREE bird patterns including a Blue Bird name pattern generator.

Aion (UK) -Designer Christine-Ann Martin's homepage. Check out her original designs, comprehensive list of links to UK stitching related sites, penpals notice board and lots, lots more.

The Blackwork Embroidery Archives

 


Knitting

WoolWorks - noncommercial, volunteer-run site full of information for handknitters. Includes FREE patterns.

About-Guide to knitting - Instructions, FREE patterns and lots more!

 

 

Crochet

Digital Granny - Virtual Afghan, view and download FREE patterns for these lovely afghan squares.

 

Online Reference tools

Stitch Guide - Online stitch reference which includes a featured stitch, illustrated stitch directions and video instructions for a range of needlework techniques including cross stitch, knitting and crochet. Also includes FREE patterns to help practice new stitches.

 

Interesting Freebies-Crochet

Old-Fashioned Triangle Shawl

Snowflake Afghan 

 

Interesting Freebies-Knitting

Round or Pinwheel baby blanket

Knitting Maniac- Tank Knitting List FREE pattern listing for Tank Tops.

 

Interesting Freebies-Cross Stitch

 

Blogs

Wendy Knits

Knitting Maniac

 

 

 

Other Links

New StitchNBitchIE An Irish mailing list where  members are crafters interested in chatting about Knitting, CrossStitch, Crochet, Quilting, Weaving etc. The group currently plans to meet once a month in Dubin City.  

Craft Creations (UK) FREE This company does a terrific selection of apperture cards and the website displays back issues of their crafting magazine with free project ideas, there is also an online catalogue. To buy parts for toy making go into the online shop and choose "crafts by category" then "toy making parts". 

 

Make projects for charity

If you are interested in making something for charity check out one of the sites below. I've included a brief craft description and country of origin after each link. Most sites include FREE patterns or links to resources on the Internet.

Ray Of Hope (UK) sewing, knit and crochet.

Friends to Seniors (UK) crochet, knit, quilting, cross stitch.

Cuddles (UK) knit and crochet

Charity Stitch (UK) cross stitch

Warm Up America (USA) knit and crochet

Project Linus (USA) quilting, knit and crochet.

Project Linus (UK) as above

Project Linus (Canada) as above

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