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Some GTA Shops


Your one-stop stitching shop, carrying supplies for cross stitch, petit point, needlepoint, canvas work, Hardanger, sampler stitching, and various other techniques.
You will find Gitta's in the heart of Port Credit, Mississauga's city on the Lake, at
271 Lakeshore Road East, Ontario, Canada L5G 1G8
(905) 274-7198, 1-866-660-4127

Kimat Designs

Custom Framing — Specializing in Heirloom Stitchery, Limited Edition Prints, Unique Mat Designs.
Kim Mather, 15 Pine Gate Place, Whitby, ON L1R 2M5
Tel/Fax (905) 666-5996
Open Fridays and by appointment.

The Enchanted Needle

Cross-Stitch - Tapestry - Needlework Supplies - Knitting - Finishing - Classes
3850 Steeles Ave. West, Unit 5, Woodbridge, ON L4L 4Y6 (905) 264-9265

Eweknit & Craft

Cross-stitch - Knitting - Needlework - Sewing
832 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Ontario (416) 530-4438
(One block east of the Ossington subway station)

Tools and How-To Sites

RSN Stitch Bank

The Royal School of Needlework (RSN) maintains an online stitch bank. You can search for a stitch, and read all the details and intricacies of the stitch e.g. technique of stitch, similiar stitches, structure, variations, common uses etc. There are how-to videos demonstrating the stitch.

EGA - A Little Book of Embroidery Basics

Embroiderers' Guild Of America (EGA) website has a small downlable pdf booklet to encourage and enable a new embroiderer to learn, improve and enhance her/his skills. View their Resources page too for other needlework related information and free projects.

Mary Corbet's Needle 'n Thread How-To Videos

How-to videos for different surface embroidery stitches.

Counted Cross Stitch, Needlework and Stitchery page by Kathleen Dyer

This site contains lots of useful information, including a cross stitch tutorial, a fabric calculator, charts of colour equivalents for various threads, and much more. The original link no longer works, so there are links to FAQ documents that don't seem to be available anymore, but most of the information is still here.

Stitch Palettes for color tools

A very handy site for colors. The "Palette Generator" is a great tool to select threads that go together, or different shades of a thread etc. The "Photo Converter" picks colors from your photos and generates a color palette. You can use it to generate the mood in the photo for another pattern by using the color combinations.

Antique Pattern Library

This site collects and posts scans or pdfs of out of copyright pattern books. There is a wonderful collection of old DMC publications.

Visit the EAC website.
Member of the Embroiderers' Association of Canada
Toronto Guild of Stitchery logo
Toronto Guild of Stitchery
Visit the ONN website.
Member of the Ontario Network of Needleworkers