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All about .... Small Businesses!

 This month I want to celebrate and show support for some of the small business I showcase on my website.

I work with many types of small businesses, from Designer who sell from their own websites or Etsy, to people who have followed their passion for needlework into creating stitching accessories.

For some it's a great 'side hustle' to feed their passions and others it's a stepping stone to being self supporting and full time!

Below is only a small taste of what is out there! Support where you can, I like to encourage stitchers to purchase their patterns directly from the designers themselves, learn about them on their websites, facebook and instagram ... Instant Download is a win win, the Designer gets 100% of your purchase price and you get a new project to start!

I am always here for threads, fabric and advice ... You can set up a "Store Appointment" for in person shopping or a Facetime call if you aren't in Calgary!

My newest collaboration is Vedika Jatia of KnottyTales, a small bussines just getting started selling Project bags and Floss holders.

Her inspiration struck on a visit home in India where she discovered all this vintage fabric. She has paired them with unique zipper pulls and mini storage bags to match.

Her Floss bobbins and holders coordinate and add some whimsey to your stitching notions.

Creating bespoke accessories to keep you organised as you sew, embroider, quilt or crosstitch.


This is a close up of Patchwork Promises, one of Freda's 8 part mystery designs.

Freda Murfin the designer of Freda's Fancy Stitching and was one of the first people to support and champion me when I started my small bussiness.

She had a small gift store in Calgary before retiring and going into needlepoint designing. Freda is a great supporter of people and new ideas! Her designs are a great introduction to Canvaswork needlepoint and will keep you coming back for more!

Check out her website for instant downloads of all her patterns, if you would like a paper copy of any of her designs please let me know ... its a great excuse for me to pop over for coffee and a chat (oh and to pick up your pattern, too!)

Freda's Fancy Stitching (fredasfancystitching.com)


Jenn Bencharsky of Cute as a Button Needle Minders has a great small business that is based on facebook. She has a private group that you can join and view the entire selection of needleminders she has. But her group is more than just needleminders, she has a great community of stitchers supporting one another.

Her 2022 SAL encourages people to complete some of the Work In Progress (WIPs) projects you have hanging around!

She has curated a line of explicit needleminders on my website and showcase the sassy girl in all of us!


She will be joining me at my Edmonton Pop Up Store on

Sept 18th - Sunday 10-6pm & Sept 19th - Monday 9-6pm

Come and join us for 2 days of stitching at the

Alberta Council for the Ukrainian Arts

9534 – 87 Street, Edmonton, AB T6C 3J1

Join her group:

Cute As A Button Needle Minders | Facebook


Mystery Packages continue with the new "Rainbow" Package

August Mystery Package - a "Rainbow" of Threads


Do you love Canvaswork, Needlework or Sparkly Threads?  Well this Mystery pack is for you ... explore a "Rainbow" of threads.

Focusing on the wonderful collections of specialty threads from Rainbow Gallery, this mystery pack will included 6 different threads in the colour group of your choice.

Included is a small cut of 18 count Mono Canvas* for you to experiment with your threads, create a small ornament or you can draw your own design 

Free Designs – Freda's Fancy Stitching (fredasfancystitching.com)

Plus a bonus extra item!

An information sheet with give you more information about the items.

* to reduce the shipping cost this canvas will be folded flat, if you would prefer it rolled please let me know and your order will have to ship as a parcel, additional shipping costs will apply.

August Mystery Package - a "Rainbow" of Threads – Embroidery Marketplace - Calgary

Pre-order your Holiday Advent Calendar - All August orders will have a flat rate $15.00 for shipping

September Pre-orders - $20.00 flat rate shipping

2022 - Stitching Advent Calendar – Embroidery Marketplace - Calgary


I am adding new products to my website all the time ... I am also updating listing with new colours and product photos.

Please email me if you have a product you would like me to carry and I can look into it!

I have new items launching this fall from dellaQ storage bags and other designers as well!


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