After a life-long love of every form of needlework I've partnered with Westminster and Anchor to launch Anna Maria Needleworks. I've chosen beautiful palettes of embroidery floss and pearl cotton, inventive new needleworks prints, Tapestry Kits and Embroidery Patterns to inspire you to pick up a hoop and create something gorgeous. These quality goods in irresistible hues are all designed for your use in cross stitch, embroidery, crewel work, hand quilting and so much more. Visit my Make page to download my free embroidery patterns- LouLou Bouquet and Plaid Pods. The first group of my needleworks products are now available in my online shop, and be sure to check your local retailer as well!

The slide show below offers lots of inspiration but you can also download my Needleworks Look Book for in depth information about each new product in the first release of Anna Maria Needleworks. I'm already designing my next introduction for Winter 2012, which includes needlepoint canvases, and crewel-work projects.... traditional crafts designed in a whole new light. So much to look forward to!

For wholesale ordering information: Westminster Fibers, 3430 Toringdon Way, Suite 301, Charlotte, NC 28277 ~ ph 864-848-5629

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My Seafaring & Radiant palettes of six-stranded embroidery floss are available in beautiful 12-skein envelopes which transform into a lovely storage option. Anchor's fine threads are made of 100% Egyptian cotton for a lustrous, mercerized finish. The floss can be easily divided for finer or heavier use on a range of cloth materials. Envelope contains an oversized winding card, as well as simple how-to for use and care.

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These lovely boxed collections ~ Geranium Wall & Reflecting Pool~ of Anchor's Pearl Cotton #8 contain some of my favorite shades for hand-quilting and many other techniques. Each of the nine spools has 85 yards (77.7 meters) of 2-ply, softly twisted, 100% long staple cotton thread. The boxes themselves are extremely beautiful so they make great storage and a wonderful gift for a loved one or yourself!

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"Loulouthi Needleworks" prints are a clever translation of the traditional cross stitch craft into a printed cotton. Charming when simply used as a printed fabric, the 58" wide goods are printed with tiny X's just waiting to become a lovely hand-worked surface. Frame some of the vignettes for beautiful wall art, use some stitched squares in your next quilt or stitch up a whole border for the edge of a dress or some new pillowcases.

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The Tapestry Kits that I developed with Anchor, UK bring inspired designs to one of my favorite mediums. As a young girl I spent afternoons perfecting my stitches on a chosen canvas. Now I get the pleasure of sharing mine with you. The kits come complete with the printed canvas, all the wool needed to complete them, and simple instructions for completion and care. I hope you enjoy the process as much as the gorgeous results!

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As a perfect and welcome companion to my Needleworks Embroidery Floss and Pearle Cottom collections, I cannot wait to introduce you to my premium Embroidery Patterns: Love from A to Z and Fields Aflutter. Each Embroidery Pattern is a large collection of images ready for either trace or transfer, and comes complete with a stitch guide and color chart. I am so happy to offer designs to inspire every last stitch of a project, whether by machine or by hand.

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