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.

I am taking orders on an intermittent basis. There is a pop-up notification on the shopping cart page which will let you know if I am currently taking orders or when I will be next taking orders.

Tanja and the Fluffies.

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New: Canvas Work Flowers and Bees Design

The flowers and bees is a beginner canvas work design.
There are two designs that can be finished into a needle case OR a goldwork and beading pad case.

The stitches are worked in Perle cotton on 18 count mono canvas.

New: Needle Case Construction Downloadable PDF

The 32 page downloadable PDF File has colour work-in-progress photos and instructions on how to construct a felt needle case using the French Link book binding technique.

The instructions can be adapted for any size needle case, by changing the measurements for the pages of felt, length of ribbon and thread for the desired size needle case.

I provide this PDF file for free with the purchase of one of my Canvas Work Needle Case Kits or my Hapsburg Lace Needle Case Kit.

Metal Threads for Hand Embroidery

Back in Stock: Pearl Purls and Purl Threads

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, Lizerine, Lurex, Milliary Wire, Passing Threads, Pearl Purl, Plate, Purl Threads, Rococco, Spangles, Tambour, Twisted Threads.

All Metal Threads

Sale Metal Threads

I am discontinuing Gold 2% WM Metal threads as the cost of the wire to make the threads has gone up by 40%, once sold I will not be bringing in the threads again. The gold 2% threads have 2% gold in the plating whereas the gilt threads have 0.5% gold in the plating so the gold 2% threads tend to have a deeper gold colour.

Beppy Berlin Needlework Gallery

Gallery  |  Embroideries Available for Purchase

Beppy Berlin is my mother who greatly inspired me to stitch and to become a designer.

Mum loved trying out lots of needlework techniques and was a part time teacher for over 50 years. She stitched small designs and enjoyed showing others how to stitch, she inspired people and made many friends through teaching needlework.

This gallery shows some of the needlework pieces that mum has stitched over the last 50 years. I will be adding more pictures in the future.

What my customers say about my kits

“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

 “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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

 “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