Mary Corbet

writer and founder


I learned to embroider when I was a kid, when everyone was really into cross stitch (remember the '80s?). Eventually, I migrated to surface embroidery, teaching myself with whatever I could get my hands on...read more

Contact Mary

Connect with Mary



2016 (99) 2015 (246) 2014 (294) 2013 (294) 2012 (305) 2011 (306) 2010 (316) 2009 (367) 2008 (353) 2007 (225) 2006 (139)


Welcome to Needle ‘n Thread’s Premium Membership!

Testing Membership Page

Think of Needle ‘n Thread’s Premium Membership as an on-going, flexible embroidery workshop that will keep you inspired, that will help you improve your embroidery skills, and that will make your embroidery journey better than ever!

Membership Benefits

As a Premium Member on Needle ‘n Thread, you’ll enjoy these benefits:

1. Original and exclusive step-by-step embroidery project development:

  • Design & Decision-Making: developing or adapting designs for embroidery, deciding on materials, fabric, threads, stitches, with all the why’s and wherefore’s
  • Step-by-step instructions: covering set-up, stitching instructions, finishing instructions
  • Occasional video instructions, specific to each project
  • A downloadable PDF at the end of each project, covering the whole thing, from start to finish

2. Weekly free embroidery patterns to print and save, including:

  • monogram alphabet sets
  • kaleidoscope designs
  • and other original patterns, from fun to fanciful, from easy to challenging

3. A growing collection of downloadable PDF instructional material, including:

  • Stitch instructions
  • Tips & techniques
  • The Stitch Fun! series
  • It’s Familiar!

    The premium membership area is comfortable and familiar!

    • Blog format, just like Needle ‘n Thread
    • No advertising
    • Comment area for discussion, questions, and interaction with other premium members
    • Easy-access resource library just for you

    Premium Newsletter

    Members have the option of signing up for the Premium Newsletter, too!

    • Arrives once a week
    • Recaps new weekly content
    • Keeps you up to date on project development