The Top 50 Cross Stitch Blogs

Rank
Blog
Great for
1
Reddit Cross Stitch
The massive Reddit cross stitch community offers chat, WIPs, patterns, completed projects and everything cross stitch. With a super active fan base its without a doubt the best forum there is for cross stitch, offering something for everyone.
reddit.com/r/crossstitch/
Active community
2
Mr X Stitch
The modern cross stitch behemoth’s blog, offering everything embroidery, with guest bloggers supplying varied content on a daily basis.
www.mrxstitch.com
Varied embroidery
3
Subversive Cross Stitch
The original source of cross stitch samplers with updated snarky sentiments. Inspiration, patterns and buckets of sass.
subversivecrossstitch.com/blog
Sassy stitches
4
Cross-Stitch by CraftGossip
A whole series of patterns, reviews, techniques and ideas supplied in short blogs by a series of bloggers. Covering a varied aray of topics and themes, all stitches tend to be on the smaller side.
cross-stitch.craftgossip.com
Free patterns
5
Lord Libidan
Free patterns, guides, reviews, in depth blogs, videos, roundups and competitions. This purely cross stitch only blog covers every corner of the cross stitch world on a weekly basis.
lordlibidan.com
Everything cross stitch
6
Jane’s Journal
The stitching legend Jane Greenoff’s personal blog, includes everything from decades of expert tips, general interest, stitching trips, and personal updates. Mostly focused on traditional cross stitch Jane recounts her travels with The Cross Stitch Guild, be that teaching orfeaturing up and coming artists from the guild.
janesjournal.thecrossstitchguild.com
The Cross Stitch Guild
7
DMC Threads Blog
A light hearted insight into embroidery from the largest embroidery thread supplier; featuring interviews, free patterns and decor design, all accompanied with choice selections of DMC items. Each post is made to sell something, but they cover a large amount of interesting topics.
dmc-usa.com/discover
Thread heaven
8
Peacock & Fig
Fantastic tutorials and guides from a very talented stitcher. Both in video form, and high definition image & text. The best place to get information on using less common threads, beads or techniques.
peacockandfig.com
Tutorials
9
Kreinik Thread Blog
Guides on how to use speciality threads, and fantastic real world examples from the thread maker themselves. They often show interesting content from the community as well, and it doesn’t have a hard sell feel about it.
kreinikthread.blogspot.co.uk
Speciality threads
10
The Twisted Stitcher
Long time stitcher, crafter and parent gives a glimpse into her life, featuring heavily on craft fairs, and stitching with children.
thetwistedstitcher.blogspot.co.uk
County fairs
11
The Crafting Geek
Queen of epic stitches and alround speedy stitcher Jess showcases her designs, stitching and patterns, all given away for free thanks to her being awesome.
thecraftinggeek.com
Modern cross stitch
12
Rachel Piso
Classy linen cross stitch with gorgeous visuals and great in depth posts into history of stitch.
rachelpiso.com
Linen Tapestree
13
With Thy Needle And Thread
Almost entirely a fan of mid-western American samplers With Thy Needle and Thread offers a detailed look into sampler making using traditional styles.
withthyneedleandthread.blogspot.co.uk
Traditional American samplers
14
Clouds Factory
Mostly featuring free patterns from the designer of Clouds Factory patterns, expect guides, postcards from abroad and an occassional recipe.
cloudsfactory.net
General interest
15
Lizzie*Kate Blog
Insights from a cross stitch company that started in 1996. Behind-the-scenes stories about life, design, and of course, cross-stitch!
lizziekateblog.blogspot.co.uk
Behind the scenes look
16
Happines is Cross Stitching
A crafter now fully devoted to cross stitch, expect posts from an active and engaging stitcher.
happinessiscrossstitching.blogspot.co.uk
Achievable designs
17
Connie Gee Designs
A fantastic and speedy stitcher gives update on her many on the go projects on a weekly basis.
conniegeedesigns.com
Weekly updates
18
The World In Stitches
Free patterns, regular updates and stunningly beautiful photography. Very pretty patterns for all levels of stitchers.
theworldinstitches.tumblr.com
Beautiful photography
19
Lpanne & Cross Stitch
Patterns and updates from a designer that is proud to show off their nerdy interests.
lpanne.tumblr.com
Geeky patterns
20
Threadwork Primitives
Very similar in theme to Thy Needle and Thread, a look into sampler making using traditional styles.
threadworkprimitives.blogspot.co.uk
Traditional American samplers
21
Thread Bare
A general interest blog with a slant towards pattern creation.
thread-bare.com
General & Pattern Creation
22
Stitching Dreams
A general interest blog from an American cross stitcher, featuring regular updates and insights from her life.
stitchingdream.blogspot.co.uk
General interest
23
Pat’s Cross Stitch Corner
One of the oldest cross stitch blogs around, featuring Pat and her husband as they enjoy their retirement.
cross-stitch.the-gearys.com
General interest
24
Ethan’s Embroidery
Pop culture cross stitch blog from a 20-something male.
ethansembroidery.tumblr.com
Pop culture
25
Justine’s Cross Stitch
Active English mum that’s been stitching for over 25 years. “I try to squeeze in a few stitches every day.”
justinescrossstitch.blogspot.co.uk
General
26
Red Bear Design
Blog for the makers of modern, cute and funny cross stitch patterns.
redbeardesign.tumblr.com
Modern patterns
27
Rachel Roach Design
Tumblr for a embroidery focused Chicago resident.
rachelroach.tumblr.com
Embroidery
28
Hooks And Chains
Eclectic craft blog. Mostly crochet and cross stitch but also a little embroidery, knitting and sewing.
hooksandchains.tumblr.com
Eclectic
29
Cross Stitch the line
A general interest blog featuring a lot of photography, with an occassioanl cross stitch post or two.
crossstitchtheline.tumblr.com
Photography
30
House Of Miranda Cross Stitch & Embroidery
A self described “house of bad ass cross stitch” a mix of modern and pop culture cross stitch and embroidery.
houseofmiranda.tumblr.com
Pop culture
31
ringcat
Creative, geeky and alternative girl. Posting her own cross stitch pattern designs and other things that catch her eye.
ringcat.tumblr.com
Modern
32
Basic Stitch
A selection of finished modern and pop culture cross stitch projects.
bethsbasicstitch.tumblr.com
Modern
33
Anke’s Cross Stitch Stuff
A mix of cute cross stitch magazine projects.
ankes-needleworks.tumblr.com
Cute
34
Badass Cross Stitch
Shannon Downey, fiber artist who sees in pixels and plays with needles. Helping crafty people get more analog in their digital.
badasscrossstitch.tumblr.com
Artist
35
Cross Stitched Sass
A fun and sassy take on subversive cross stitch.
crossstitchedsass.tumblr.com
Sassy
36
My Southern Porch
The life of a cross stitch addict opens her doors so you can peek inside.
mysouthernporch.blogspot.co.uk
General
37
Reading and Stitching
A general craft blog featuring almost entirely cross stitch kits and projects.
reading–stitching.blogspot.co.uk
General
38
The Cross Stitching Librarian
The blog of a cross stitch addict, writing about projects and occasionally other stuff.
xstitchlibrarian.blogspot.co.uk
Tradtional
39
Tapestry Girl
Wool and cross stitch artist. Taking ephemeral forms and capturing them in the permanency of wool.
tapestrygirl.com
Artist
40
Priscillas
Traditional and crafty, this Flosstuber chronicles her adventures in stitch.
priscillas2000.blogspot.co.uk
Traditonal
41
Cross Stitch Like A Bitch
A rude take on modern cross stitch with reblogs of her favorite stitchers.
crossstitchesandcutbitches.tumblr.com
Swearing
42
Ann’s Orchard
A crafty mom turned cross stitch master blogging her way through the world.
annsorchard.wordpress.com
Beginner
43
The Diary Of A Cross Stitch Addict
A look into the world of goth cross stitch.
jemsgothshop.blogspot.co.uk
Goth
44
Crafting Paws
A mix of cross stitch and puppy photos.
craftingpaws.blogspot.co.uk
Cute and Modern
45
Cross Stitch Witches
A mix of everything cross stitch from super modern to super tradtional.
crossstitchwitches.tumblr.com
General
46
Spaz in Stitches
A cross stitch side blog of a role player.
spazinstitches.tumblr.com
Geeky
47
Alpaca Stitch
Reblogs of various blogs on this list.
alpaca-stitch.tumblr.com
Mixed media
48
Fangirl Stitches
From an Etsy store owner of the same name, creating patterns in the style of WeeLittleStitches, they cover exhibitons they attend, projects they stitch and patterns they create.
fangirlstitches.tumblr.com
Wee Little People
49
Math & Science Cross-Stitch
A true devotion to space, science and math, the blog covers the stitchy adventures and WIPs of a true cross stitch geek.
mathysphere.tumblr.com
Space & Science stitches
50
Ribbon Forest Crafts
An aggrigator of many other blogs on this list, featuring a lot of very varied cross stitch inspiration.
ribbonforest.tumblr.com
Inspiration
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All of the blogs featured abover post regularly (once a month), and blog about cross stitch at least 50% of the time.
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