AVAILABLE CHILLY HOLLOW STITCH GUIDES

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Feb 15, 2010

Free Stitch Guides With Purchase of Canvas and/or Threads

Many shops provide a free stitch guide if you buy a canvas and/or threads from them. Some shops will write a guide for you for any canvas whether you bought it from them or not.  The quality and detail in the guide vary.  I am listing online shops that say they offer this service below.  Read the fine print and talk to the shop first.  Buyer beware!

I will update the list as I find more shops that offer a free guide.

Chandail Needlework
http://www.chandailneedlework.com/stitch_guides/index.php

Fancy Stitches (Texas) writes stitch guides at no charge, although they appreciate it if you buy the threads from them.
http://www.fancystitches.com/page60.html

Fireside Stitchery-free guide with purchase; custom guide available.
http://www.firesidestitchery.com/fs/handPaintedCanvas/index.cfm?fuseaction=stitchGuides

Here is an example of one of Fireside's guides, just so you know what you are getting.
http://www.firesidestitchery.com/fs/HandPaintedCanvas/images/stitchGuideExamples.png

Girls Raised in the South Needleworks has both free and paid guides.
http://web.me.com/gritsnp/Site/Stitch_Guides.html

Marion's Nimble Needle in New York offers a free customized stitch guide with their Special Creations kit which is the canvas and all the threads recommended in the guide.
http://marionsnimbleneedle.com/index.php

The Needle Works--Note that they say a guide may take several weeks, depending on the size and complexity of the design and on how many are queued up.
http://www.theneedleworks.com/

Needlepoint in Paradise -- A free guide comes with many of their canvases.  (I think the guides are by Gloria, whose last name I don't know.)  Click on Categories under the About Us section on the left to browse.
http://www.needlepointinparadise.com/content/view/6/1/

Needleworks of Homestead, Alabama offers free custom stitch guides with a canvas purchase.  They also have some canvases that come with guides.  There is a link to the slide show of canvases with guides here.  The second link goes straight to the slide show.
http://web.me.com/gritsnp/Site/Stitch_Guides.html

http://web.me.com/gritsnp/Site/Photos.html

Quail Run in Scottsdale, AZ offers free guides for canvases purchased through the shop.  Others cost $25/hour.  The turnaround time is usually 1-2 weeks.
http://quailrunneedlework.com/services.html

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