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I’m Tanja Berlin and I design hand-embroidery kits for other embroidery enthusiasts to stitch and I sell quality needlework supplies.

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March Special

I am looking forward to the days when the weather is warm enough for the wild roses to bloom.

The Wild Rose embroidery is a great beginners project in the needle painting technique. It introduces you to several of the surface embroidery stitches that are commonly used in needle painting also known as thread painting.

One of the most important stitch that is used…..which is hidden in the embroidery… a split stitch line. The split stitch line is stitched along the design lines of the the petals and leaves and then satin stitch or long and short stitch is worked over the top of the split stitch line (covering it) giving the edges of the petals and leaves a lovely smooth and rounded appearance.

Please visit the Needle Painting Kits page of my website for other designs.

What my customers say about my kits

“This was the first I did of Tanja’s patterns. It was amazing to see how blackwork gets without outlines. The explanations were very good and easy to follow.”

Embroidered by Sara Skaervik in Norway

 “There are some really unique thought processes you went through to figure out how to stitch him and have him look so real yet give him such character”

Embroidered by Cris Tilliss in CO, USA

“I love this floral, it was fun and rewarding. I asked Tanja for help and she replied and on a Sunday! !! Great design and great designer”

Embroidered by Julie Welter in WI, USA

“This was my first attempt with Blackwork. I fell in love with the piece the moment I saw it and had to give it a try. Looking forward to working on some more.”

Embroidered by Lyn Klaman in IL, USA

 “The Carrickmacross Sampler is so well set up that once you complete the course samples you are prepared to do projects like the Quail”

Embroidered by Marion Brumwell in ON, Canada

“I have wanted to do the fox for some time and found him to be one of my most enjoyable pieces to stitch”

Embroidered by Beryl Burnett in MB, Canada

“What an interesting and satisfying project! I learned a lot and can’t wait to try the fur technique on another project that I have in mind.”

Embroidered by Margaret Cobleigh in CA, USA

“Excellent directions…quality materials, and more than enough to complete the project…the critique along the way was most helpful.”

Embroidered by Gertrude Myers in PA, USA

“I just appreciated the opportunity to stitch the piece and learn how to incorporate blackwork in a non-traditional way.”

Embroidered by Nicole Gammie in NSW, Australia

“Tanja’s instructions are well written and easy to follow.  Because of this, I can no longer say I dislike goldwork!”

Embroidered by Wanda Paul in SK, Canada

“As a first time at Needle Painting, this took me a while to complete – but worth every stitch.”

Embroidered by Sheila McCoy in ON, Canada

“I loved working this bluebird and blossoms needlework kit. Since this was only my second needle painting project, the thorough and easy to follow instructions were a big help”

Embroidered by Stacey Tucker

Metal Threads For Hand Embroidery

I supply a wide range of hand embroidery metal threads in gold, silver and copper:
Bullions, Check Thread, Flatworm, Gimp Cords, Grecian Twist, Jaceron, Japanese Threads, Licerine, Lurex, Milliary Wire, Passing Threads, Pearl Purl, Plate, Purl Threads, Rococco, Spangles, Tambour, Twisted Threads.