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
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.
Cross-Stitch - Tapestry - Needlework Supplies - Knitting - Finishing - Classes
3850 Steeles Ave. West, Unit 5, Woodbridge, ON L4L 4Y6 (905) 264-9265
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
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.
How-to videos for different surface embroidery stitches.
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.
This site collects and posts scans or pdfs of out of copyright pattern books. There is a wonderful collection of old DMC publications.