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January Adventure - Designer Jardin Privé

In 2024, my Adventures in Embroidery will feature a designer each month in different types of Embroidery. Along with other items that are used by that designer including different types of fabric and thread.

I always encourage people to search out the designer online or social media, you can find out more about their design process, see new patterns before they are released and some designers sell their patterns as instant download PDFs!

Nathalie Cichon is the designer behind Jardin Privé. This French designer has patterns in both cross stitch and blackwork. Her designs are fun, whimsical and full of colour! Her patterns are available for PDF download, but if you want to get a paper pattern I am happy to order them for you. There are so many different designs that I am unable to list all her patterns on my website.

Designer Collections can be filtered to browse by IN STOCK - Patterns so you can see what ones are ready to ship!

Designer Collection - Jardin Privé

Some of the paper patterns I have in stock are French Language versions, but as embroidery is a universal language you should have no issues!

Below: Abc de la Brodeuse (French Language)

Nathalie uses DMC brand embroidery floss for her designs, but you can always personalize any design by switching out some of the colours to an Overdyed Floss. Weeks Dye Works is a company that has specialized in a large selection of colours, from subtle tone on tone shades to wild variegated combinations.

Weeks is one of my "Always in Stock" thread lines, I try to keep 2 skeins of each colour in stock

You can find out more about this company on their website

Weeks Dye Works Website

Or browse my collection of Weeks Dye Works threads

Threads Collection - Weeks Dye Works

Embroidery Tip for January -

Hoops are one of the most common type of embroidery support, they come in a variety of types from wooden to plastic.

Traditional Wooden hoops hold the fabric loosely and you can wrap the inner hoop with twill tape to help you grip the fabric

Plastic hoops are designed to hold the fabric tight and securely, either with a grove in the center of the hoop or with a small lip on one side. The downside is that hoops can mark your fabric and leave a circular line.


Remove the fabric from your hoop each night when you are finished stitching.

Find the different type of hoops in my Support Collection under the Supplies dropdown menu

Collection - Hoops

New Canadian Designer: Blueberry Ridge Designs

Designer - Blueberry Ridge Designs – Embroidery Marketplace - Calgary

Thank you for your support of my small business!

Weekend Stitching Retreats and Pop Up Stores are planned for this spring!

Calgary Weekend Retreat - April 20th & 21st

Registration will open at the end of January 2024!


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