Hi I’m Tanja Berlin and I design hand embroidery kits for other embroidery enthusiasts to stitch. I also sell hand embroidery supplies, needlework threads such as goldwork / metal threads and needlework tools that I use myself so I can testify to their quality.

Berlin Embroidery Designs will be closed from Saturday 11th of July until Sunday 26th of July. During this time I will not be mailing orders, returning telephone calls or replying to emails. I will respond to any I receive during this time on Monday 27th of July. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

I continue to process orders during the Covid-19 Corona Virus outbreak please see details

Please keep safe and stay well, Tanja 

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Blackwork Flight of a Butterfly

Kit of the Month – Sale

25% off the Flight of a Butterfly Blackwork Kit this July.


The blackwork butterfly kit is a counted thread embroidery technique that can be worked on 28 count or 32 count fabric. Detailed instructions guide you through stitching this realistic form of blackwork.


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Natalie Dupuis

The Humbly Magnificent Couching Stitch

10-Week Online Course

8th September – 17th November 2020

Goldwork, one of the most beautiful techniques in hand embroidery,  relies on the couching stitch, one of the most humble stitches in needlework. The couching stitch is easily accomplished, but requires a steady hand and keen eye to be executed at the highest level. During this 10-week course, students will use the sampler format to learn eight variations of the couching stitch. The course will culminate  with the creation of a personal design.

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Metal Threads

Metal Threads For Hand Embroidery

I supply a wide range of hand embroidery metal threads for goldwork embroidery 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.

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 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

“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

“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

“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

“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

 “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

“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

“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

“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

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