The Tabby Cat
(UK) - Online Quilting Supplies. First class service, terrific selection
and easy to use web site (in my opinion).
Quilts - Free quilt patterns,hand marbling instructions,quilt
swaps,a quilting forum,mailing list,and more.
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.
World (USA) Includes FREE patterns.
This magazine is available in Ireland through Eason
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.
(Canada) Includes FREE patterns.
Knitting International (USA)
Stitches (UK) Cross Stitch includes FREE patterns.
Rowan Yarns (UK)
Texere Yarns (UK)
Sirdar (UK) Yarn company. Browse
(USA) Includes FREE knitting and crochet
and Clarks (USA) American sewing and needlecraft company. On their
website you can explore the full range of products, along with
projects for knitting, crochet, sewing and quilting etc.
Smart Yarns - Solutia (USA) Click on "Projects" link for
crochet and knit patterns.
Ellen Maurer-Stroh - My
all time favourite site for FREE cross
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.
Blackwork Embroidery Archives
WoolWorks - noncommercial,
volunteer-run site full of information for handknitters. Includes FREE
to knitting - Instructions, FREE
patterns and lots more!
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.
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
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
Ray Of Hope
(UK) sewing, knit and crochet.
Seniors (UK) crochet, knit, quilting, cross stitch.
(UK) knit and crochet
Stitch (UK) cross stitch
(USA) knit and crochet
(USA) quilting, knit and crochet.
Project Linus (UK) as
Project Linus (Canada) as