I’ve been eyeing the new book from Blackbird Designs, A Stitcher’s Journey. The book contains a collection of class projects the designers taught during 2010. I’d seen photos of several class projects on the Blackbird Designs blog that I really liked, so I was excited about the possibility of being able to purchase the charts without attending a class or retreat.
The designs on the cover are lovely, but aren’t the ones I wanted to stitch. I haven’t been able to find out much about what other designs are included in the book. I was wavering on purchasing the book for that reason, until I found the Needlecraft Corner website. Needlecraft Corner has put together linen and floss packages for nine of the designs in A Stitcher’s Journey and listed them along with a photo of each project on their website.
It’s great that Needlecraft Corner is offering these packages, because it is so hard to find all the different colors of R&R Reproductions hand-dyed linens. The site doesn’t say what size each piece of linen is, but I suspect they are the exact sizes needed for the different projects.
The designs that Needlecraft Corner listed are:
- Experience Leland’s Needlebook
- Tulip House
- Tulip House Stitching Companion
- Tulip Pincushion
- Thistle House Sewing Box
- Birds and Berries Needlebook
- Birds and Berries Pinbox
- Prairie House Sewing Case
- Heart in Bloom Sewing Tray