journaling through cross stitch

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | 41 Sales


journaling through cross stitch

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 41 Sales On Etsy since 2017

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I create patterns to help others tell their life stories through needlework.

I've been cross stitching since grade school. After completing lots of projects from store-bought patterns, I decided that I wanted to create a depiction of my own life in fabric. It's kind of like a primitive charm bracelet.

My original idea was to stitch a family tree, hence the name.

After several friends contacted me about starting their own tapestree projects, I decided to make my patterns available for purchase. I hope needleworkers can use my ideas and run with their own interpretations, so that every project is unique and personal.

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  • Rachel

    Owner, Designer

    My name is Rachel. I live and work in Pittsburgh. I created the tapestree project to provide a method for needleworkers to journal with needle and thread. My blog (rachelpiso.com) chronicles the progress of my own tapestree.

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Last updated on Sep 3, 2017
Frequently asked questions

You should use the materials that you're most comfortable working with! Your tapestree project can be as large or small as you prefer. The patterns sold here are base designs to be incorporated into your overall project.

If you're new to cross stitching, there are many online tutorials to help you get started. I love this one by Peacock & Fig: https://peacockandfig.com/2017/05/cross-stitch-for-beginners/