Mary Corbet

writer and founder


I learned to embroider when I was a kid, when everyone was really into cross stitch (remember the '80s?). Eventually, I migrated to surface embroidery, teaching myself with whatever I could get my hands on...read more

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Needlework Help Q&A

This is where you can post your own needlework questions, tips, suggestions, and answers to other’s needlework questions, tips, and suggestions. Looking for specific information about a stitch? Or a finishing technique? Or maybe about certain threads or fabrics? Whatever your needlework-related questions are, ask them here! And always remember that classroom rule from childhood: There’s no such thing as a stupid question!

Gallery Share Photos

Share photos of your needlework here! Display your own work, point out techniques that you like, show the rest of us what you’re up to with your needle ‘n thread!

Stitch-A-Longs, Swaps, & Contests

Would you like to stitch a project in the company of others around the globe? Here’s the place to do that! You can suggest a stitch-along and get it going yourself, or you can join in with others. You can also initiate or take part in swaps & contests here, too.

Needlework Classifieds

Are you looking for embroidery commissions, or would you like to commission an embroiderer? Announce it here! Looking for a specific thread or fabric or needlework tool? Or have any needlework-related items you’d like to buy or sell? What about a needlework event you’d like to publicize? Starting a needlework business? Or have one to recommend? The classifieds section is the place to do any of the above!

Online Classes

Here’s where you’ll find descriptions and enrollment information for current online classes that are running on Needle ‘n Thread. The online classroom is open to those who have enrolled. Available classes and enrollment deadlines will be announced on the Needle ‘n Thread blog.
Designers and Teachers: Needle ‘n Thread offers a secure and convenient environment for designers and teachers to present online classes. If you’re interesting in teaching an online class on Needle ‘n Thread in the future, please contact me with your class proposal.