Something That Sells on eBay: Needlework Kits

How many times have you been to an estate or garage sale and saw an old needlework kit?  Maybe this will help you look differently at those kits now.


THE FARM New VTG Williamsburg ELSA Williams Embroidery Cross Stitch Sampler Kit  SOLD 521.51 by eBay Seller crewelworld Check it out HERE


Embroidery Kit The Examplarery /CCHS The Ann Marsh Sewing Roll-LC19  SOLD 370.00 by eBay Seller firestitcheb  Check it out HERE


Ehrman Tapestry Arcadia Needlepoint Kit SOLD 366.01 by eBay Seller petie797  Check it out HERE


Sunset Crewel Stitchery Holiday Stocking Kit Christmas Puppy Dog Gerrish 18” SOLD 345.50 By eBay Seller Shalu617 Check it out HERE 



The Scarlet Letter River Sampler Rare Stamped Embroidery X Stitch Complete SOLD 305.00 by eBay Seller penelope3 Check it out HERE

Something to Sell on eBay: Needlework Kits

Anytime I’m at estates sales, auctions or garage sales, I always look for needlework kits or patterns.¬† Here’s why. ūüôā

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Reminds me of Sunbonnet Sue.

Vintage Eva Rosenstand/Clara Waever Cross Stitch Kit SOLD $410.00 By eBay Seller Nikkiprm.  Check it out HERE.

Here’s what the seller has to say:

This wonderful counted cross stitch kit from Denmark was purchased in the late 1970s or early 1980s and was never worked.¬† The kit is number 12-479.¬† The design is based on a watercolor by Swedish artist Carl Larsson and depicts an early 1900s Swedish kitchen.¬† The kit is complete and contains cream 24 or 25 count linen (approximately 30 ¬Ĺ inches by 21 ¬Ĺ inches), Eva Rosenstand cotton threads, 2 needles, 4 thread organizers, and an extra large, easy-to-read stitch chart.¬† Instructions are written in English as well as Danish and German.¬† Also included is a copy of the watercolor print shown in the eBay photo.¬† The kit has not been worked but some of the thread has been put into one of the thread organizers.¬† The kit is in excellent condition and will make a wonderful heirloom when completed.

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This is so beautiful!  I love the daisies!

Eva Rosestand X-Stitch Table Cloth Kit #3183 Sold $355.00 by eBay Seller tk18222  Check it out HERE

Here’s what the seller has to say about this:

Kit includes- floss, needle, thread palette,& instructions. Pattern for a 140 x 205 cm Table cover.¬† FABRIC is NOT INCLUDED with this kit.¬† Kit is in a re-sealable handled “tote” bag.

Needlepoint is my drug of choice ūüôā¬† I love this!

Ehrman Kaffe Fassett Fruit Wall Hanging Needlepoint Kit Sold $344.99 by eBay Seller biscat9  Check it out HERE.

Here’s what the seller has to say about this kit:

This is a¬†gorgeous needlepoint kit for a wall hanging from Ehrman of England and designed by Kaffe Fassett¬†entitled Victorian Fruit.¬† It features fabulous pears, apples, lemons, oranges, strawberries, peaches and plums against a stunning raspberry background!¬† The color, shading¬†and detail is fantastic as is usual with Kaffe’s designs!¬† This kit is new, never started and complete in its original packaging.¬† It comes with the design printed in full color on the 8 mesh double weave Penelope canvas, lovely Paterna Persian wool tapestry yarn, a chart for assisting in stitching the fabulous design, needle,¬†instructions and a carrying bag with a picture of the finished kit on it.¬† The finished design measures a fabulous 27″ tall by 27″ wide which will make it a wonderful piece of art for your home!¬† Grab this bargain while it lasts!

Vintage Progress Iris Appliqué Quilt Kit Sold $235.00 by delightfulgarden.  Check it out HERE.

Here’s what the seller has to say:

This is a Progress quilt kit # 1403 “The Iris “. It measures 81′ x 99” and is stamped¬† on a yellow background. There is a sample fabric piece on the front of the envelope and next to it is the word “Gold” so it’s probably a special edition. The kit includes stamped yellow quilt top, bias tape for stems and quilt edge, instructions, and stamped appliqu√© pieces.

I have this same quilt kit in white and noticed that this kit did not come with the gold¬† appliqu√© fabric so I will include a photo copy of my stamped fabric¬† so you can make your own appliqu√©s. I’ve purchased a few kits with incomplete appliqu√©s and I’m sure the seller had no clue, and you can easily make up your own, but it would be nice to have a copy for any detail embroidery stitches.

The quilt top is in good condition with some barely visible yellowing along the center fold. I didn’t include a picture because it didn’t show up. The 3rd picture shows a yellow stain in the corner of the quilt which is to the right of the number 196.

The bias tape for the stems is cut with some still remaining on the card along with the green bias tape for the edging. The bias stems were sewn in place on 2 corners and all the side, top and bottom flowers. 1 corner is partially done and the 4th  corner has no stems sewn in place. There are no stems sewn on the center flowers nor are any appliqué pieces cut or sewn on.

McKenna Ryan Where Friends Gather Quilt Kit Sold $182.49 by eBay Seller trulyso  Check it out HERE

Here’s what the Seller has to say:

Came from a local auction, along with other quilting kits, fabric, embroidery kits, patterns,magazines,books, sewing accessories etc. NEW  shipping is 13.50 in USA, foreign email first.

from Pine Needles, McKenna Ryan Christmas quilting kit called When Friends Gather. There are 8 patterns and 8 fabric kits for each pattern.

1. Sharing the Light 28 1/2″ x 23 1/2″ (Santa and reindeer in mountains looking onto a snow covered village)

2. Jingle Bear Rock 17″ x23 1/2″¬† ( 3 bears playing in an outside xmas tree angel with heart on top)

3. Reindeer Games 38 1/2″ x 15 1/2″ ( reindeers frolicking in snow trying to form a snowman with their antlers)

4. Nuttin’ for Christmas¬† 21″ x13″ ( squirrel gathering acorns and placing them in stockings on fence)

5. Making Spirits Bright¬† ¬†16″ x40″ (3 snowmen on top of each other)

6. Dashing through the Snow¬† 32″ x 14 1/2″ ( looks like otter or seals?) sliding thru snow heading to water

7. Comfy Cozy are We¬†¬†¬† 22 1/2″ x 22 1/2″ ( wreath with snowman head with floppy hat and moustache)

8. The Gathering table runner¬† 47″ x 20 1/2″ ( geese with winter scarves gathering on pond)

Merry Cox Williamsburg Sewing Case Kit Sold $177.50 By eBay seller Willow95670  Check it out HERE

Here’s what the seller says about it:

I am downsizing my collectibles and needlework stash. This auction is for The Williamsburg Sewing Case Kit by Merry Cox.¬† I took this workshop and stitched some of the front cover during class.¬† I haven’t touch it since.¬† It was a fun class and I liked the piece.¬† But life got in the way.

All of the fabric and threads are in the kit, including the lining fabric, batting and interfacing.  Needles are included, even a curved needle for the finishing.

The instructions have a few hand written notes I made during the class..

Surfing for Needlepoint and Cross Stitch

When I was in 4th grade my mother taught me how to do cross stitch.   It was only cross stitch on a printed design, but she started my love of needlework on that day.   Between 4th grade and 1995 I exclusively did counted cross stitch.  After 1995 I learned I COULD NOT keep track of what I needed to cross and where I was on the pattern.  You see #2 was born in 1995.

Now days I do a lot of needlepoint.¬† If you don’t know the difference between Cross Stitch and Needlepoint.. it’s pretty simple.

  • Cross stitch is done on a soft cloth, and you count¬† with little squares and holes. With Cross stich the stitches are formed by making X’s across the squares to make a pattern.¬†¬† The pattern is not on the fabric, you follow the paper pattern and count to figure out where your stitches go.
  • Needlepoint uses different stitches, (but almost never and X). The other major difference between cross stitch and needlepoint is that a needlepoint design fills up the entire fabric, while cross stitch can be large or small but almost always has blank canvas around the stitched image.¬† With Needlepoint the pattern is painted on the canvas while cross stitch is a blank canvas.

At lunchtime around my house I like to dream about needlepoint.  I surf the internet for the perfect canvas.  Here are some I found today.

I love all things Poppy.

I found this one on Etsy.  This is hand painted by the seller WeezieWorld.  They are selling it for $75.00 Check it out HERE.

Looks like something  The Pioneer Woman would love!

I love the colors.. makes me wish I had a  floppy ear dog.  Hand painted by Etsy seller 4EVAU  Asking price on this needlepoint $29.00  Check it out HERE

Geometric Design..

I like circles.. but these are more like ovals.  ANY WAY.. I like the colors and the shapes of this one.  The artist is izzyandluca  Price $35.00  Check it out HERE.

Fart Queen…

This is NOT needlepoint.. it is a cross stitch.¬† I saw it and about spit iced tea ALL over my laptop.¬† I hope it brings you the same joy it brought me ūüôā¬† Etsy Seller Xandy¬† Price $35.00 Check it out HERE.