Needlework at Large: Nine Stones Needlework

I came across this new cross stitch designer on Kickstarter. Kickstarter is a way to fund creative projects. To quote the firm:

We’re a home for everything from films, games, and music to art, design, and technology. Kickstarter is full of projects, big and small, that are brought to life through the direct support of people like you. Since our launch in 2009, more than 3.7 million people have pledged over $549 million, funding more than 38,000 creative projects. Thousands of creative projects are raising funds on Kickstarter right now.”

Painter Kimberly Becker went to Kickstarter for funding her idea: turning her paintings into cross stitch charts and kits. She describes it like this:

Hip, cool cross stitch for a new generation of stitchers! I am taking my daily paintings and creating cross stitch patterns. I believe that sitting with a cup of tea (or a glass of wine!) and a cross stitch kit allows us the space to “single-task”- rather than multi- task-and focus, decompress, and most importantly, make something beautiful with our hands.”


Here is a link to Kim’s Kickstarter presentation (including a video):

She obtained the funding she needed to get her business started and has a shop on Etsy.

And here is her website with more images:



The Loudoun Sampler Guild is a group of sampler enthusiasts based in northern Virginia. We meet monthly for lectures, needlework classes and workshops, and field trips.

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