The Angels Nook

High quality Cross Stitch, Needlepoint, Needlework Kits, Rubber Stamps, Charts, Patterns and More Crafts in a variety of designs

Saturday, September 06, 2008

New Designs

New releases this month include Athena Goddess of Wisdom from Mirabilia and Fallen Roses from Lavender & Lace. Letters D (Deirdre), E (Eleanor), and F (Fran) from the Letters From Nora Collection have also been released.

New designs from Stoney Creek, Calico Crossroads, CM Designs, Imaginating and Kustom Krafts are also available, as well as needlepoint kits from Dimensions and the new Winter Floral Cross from Janlynn.

We are pleased to annouce the addition of Crochet and Knitting to our site. Beginner Kits which include a DVD and Patterns from Leisure Arts are now available. More pattern books will be added in the weeks and months ahead.

New Halloween and Christmas rubber stamps have been added to our sister site Midnite Dreams. Now is the perfect time to get all your holiday cards and projects started.

Happy Stitching!!

Wednesday, September 06, 2006


I know it's been a while since we posted so i'm here to give you an update on what's been going on. We have been crazy busy getting ready for all the upcoming holidays. New kits and patterns are arriving all the time and we are getting them up on the site as fast as possible. We added new designer collections to our Charts and Patterns category which include Mirabilia, Lavender & Lace, Passione Ricamo, Mystic Stitch and others. New Halloween patterns from Stoney Creek were just added so go check them out.

It's only September but it's time to get those Christmas projects started as well and we have all the kits and patterns for stockings, tree skirts, ornaments and pictures. Working on holiday projects is a great way to get in the spirit of the upcoming season ;)

We will be sending out another newsletter soon with even more new items that are arriving so if you haven't signed up for our newsletter yet you can do so on our site. When you join our newsletter you receive all the updates on new arrivals, promotions, sales and special subscriber only discounts.

Happy Stitching!!

Sunday, June 04, 2006

Thread Talk

Stranded cotton floss is most commonly used for cross stitch, but silk, rayon, specialty, or metallic threads can also be experimented with for varying effects.

Cotton floss - Cotton floss is the most versatile thread to use for cross stitch. It is available in a wide range of colors and consists of six loosely twisted strands of mercerized cotton. A cut length of floss can be split into different weights to suit different fabric counts. As a general rule, use two strands for stitching on 14 count Aida fabric or over two threads on 28 count evenweave fabric, and three strands for stitching on 11 count Aida fabric. Use floss in 15-18 inch lengths to avoid tangling and for ease of use.

Rayon and Silk floss - Floss is also made from rayon or pure silk. Both types are slightly more expensive but they have a great sheen and the colors are vibrant. When using rayon or silk floss, cut a shorter length than usual and choose a tapestry needle with a latge enough eye to accommodate the thread comfortably, otherwise it will rub and fray each time you pull the needle through the fabric.

Specialty threads - Over-dyed and hand-painted floss, often known as specialty threads, offer a wide range of color mixtures and effects, depending on the manufacturer. Several different shades or colors are applied to the thread at fixed intervals so that they blend into each other. These threads are more expensive than cotton floss in solid colors so should be used in small amounts to add an extra special dash of color to a design.

Metallic threads - Like specialty threads, metallic threads can be used to add accents of color and sparkle to a design. They are available in metallic, pearlized, and flourescent finishes and in varying weights, so choose one to suit the count of fabric you are using. Fine braid No. 4 works well on 14 count Aida and 28 count evenweave fabric.

Experiment with all the above threads and have fun adding special touches to all your needlework.

Saturday, April 01, 2006

April's New Items & Monthly Specials

Easter is right around the corner and Mother's Day will be here before you know it. Now is the perfect time to be working on those special gifts for mom and grandma.

Any of our monthly specials this month would make a great gift. There is something for the music lover, horse lover or the flower lover. And if those aren't what your looking for there are always our new items this month....Butterflies, Birds, Seashells, Tigers and a couple of new patterns to add to the mix. Check them out below and don't forget to stitch something up for yourself as well.

Listed below are just a few of the newest items now available on our site. To see all of our newest items just go to our NEW ITEMS category or hit the link provided.

Happy Easter!!

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

More New Items!!

They didn't arrive in time to get in our monthly newsletter but they are now here! Twenty three new kits and patterns from the Janlynn Collection. From samplers to western to modern, there is sure to be something for everyone.

To see all the new items from the Janlynn Collection click here or to see all of our newest items this month just go to our NEW ITEMS category.

Golf Counted Cross Stitch Kit
Treasure Map Counted Cross Stitch Kit
Summer Sampler Counted Cross Stitch Kit
Autumn Sampler Counted Cross Stitch Kit
Golden Gate Avenue Counted Cross Stitch Kit
St. Francis & Friends Counted Cross Stitch Kit
God Bless America Counted Cross Stitch Kit
ABC's of Firefighters Stamped Cross Stitch Kit
ABC's of Racing Stamped Cross Stitch Kit
ABC's of Fishing Stamped Cross Stitch Kit
Celebration of Music Counted Cross Stitch Pattern
Noah's Ark Counted Cross Stitch Pattern
Needlework Shoppe Counted Cross Stitch Pattern
The Blessed Mother Counted Cross Stitch Pattern

Happy Stitching!!

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Happy March!! - New Items & Monthly Specials

Spring is right around the corner and now is a perfect time to spruce things up with something new. Flowers, birds, animals and fish designs in counted and stamped cross stitch are all new this month. Choose any of the new kits or patterns and bring a fresh look to your home this spring.

Below is a list of some of the new items this month, to see them all visit our New Items category.

Hummingbird and Bamboo Counted Cross Stitch Kit
Call of the Wolf Counted Cross Stitch Kit
Lord's Prayer Counted Cross Stitch Kit
Morning Call Stamped Cross Stitch Kit
Amaryllis in Bloom Counted Cross Stitch Kit
Yellow Rose Welcome Counted Cross Stitch Kit
In His Arms Counted Cross Stitch Kit
Yard Work Stamped Cross Stitch Kit
Land's End Counted Cross Stitch Pattern
Guardian Spirit Counted Cross Stitch Pattern

Our monthly specials this month are also spring inspired with butterflies, birds, flowers and color. Fresh, fun and colorful - thats what spring is and thats what these kits are.

Happy Stitching

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

February's New Items & Monthly Specials

February is the month for love and this month's specials reflect that and more. A beautiful wedding record to stitch for the newlyweds, a heart to needlepoint for yourself or a loved one and a cheerful reminder of love and life are all available. We have also added the very popular Frame-A-Name collection which feature ornamental alphabets, pretty verses and motifs and are graced beautifully by a K&Company embossed mat. Each mat has die-cut openings for the name and verse, or one or more photos. Perfect for gift giving or family mementos.

Below is a list of some of the new items this month, to see them all visit our New Items category.

In The Garden Counted Cross Stitch Kit
Personally Yours Counted Cross Stitch Kit
Eagle In Moonlight Counted Cross Stitch Kit
Floral Trellis Wedding Record Counted Cross Stitch Kit
Celestial Reflection Needlepoint Kit
Gift From God Birth Record Counted Cross Stitch Kit
Welcome To Our Home Counted Cross Stitch Kit
Sunshine Welcome Counted Cross Stitch Kit
Serenity Prayer Counted Cross Stitch Pattern
Night Eyes Counted Cross Stitch Pattern

Happy Stitching