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Hi I’m Tanja Berlin and I design hand-embroidery kits for other embroidery enthusiasts to stitch. I also supply needlework threads and tools that I use myself so I can testify to their quality.

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Kit of the Month for May 2019

The kit of the month for May 2019 is the Baby Burrowing Owl Needle Painting Kit reduced by $10.00 Canadian dollars.

The owl is one of my beginners designs in the needle painting technique. The embroidery is worked in rows of straight stitches that are blended together to create the realistic feathery effect on the bird.

Baby Burrowing Owl Sale Kit

All my Needle Painting Kits


Special – Original Stitched Pendant by Tanja Berlin

I have a one off original stitched pendant designed and made by myself. The pendant is worked in four colours of No. 2 Pearl Purl with red wire check purl chip filled sections.

The pendant is backed with felt with my signature and comes with an easy to attach black silkie rubber necklace and a fabric draw string bag to store the pendant in.

Fibre Potpourri

I will be teaching the woodpecker at Red Deer College (1 1/2 hour drive from Calgary airport or 1 1/2 hour drive from Edmonton airport) on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd of June.

This is a fun weekend to relax with other people who love to stitch. On Friday afternoon there is a retreat where you can stitch together. Saturday and Sunday are classes or retreat.

Visit the Fibre Potpourri Website for details about the weekend and classes and to register.

Pendant Swirl Online Class

Registration for the pendant swirl online class is now closed. If you signed up the for the class you can access the online class forum through your Account.

The online class will run from Friday 19th of April until Sunday 12th of May 2019.

If you have any questions you can email me at

2-Sided Embroidery Kits
Beginners Kits
Blackwork Kits
Blackwork with Goldwork
Carrickmacross Lace Kits
Goldwork Kits
Hapsburg Lace Kits
Jacobean Crewel Kits
Jewelry Kits
Modern Jacobean Kits
Needle Painting Animal Kits
Needle Painting Bird Kits
Needle Painting Flower Kits
Surface Embroidery Kits
Shadow Work Kits
White Work Kits

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

Whats New and Back In-Stock

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.