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When you enter the door of Welcome Stitchery, you are greeted by a large collection of stitched Welcomes as well as a friendly staff. Our shop was started in 1988 in an old Victorian 2 story house in downtown Crystal Lake, Illinois. As our products and services expanded we out grew our quaint residential setting. We are now located in a more spacious and accessible facility in the retail area of Old Downtown Crystal Lake. Our 48 Brink Street facility is located directly across from the Brink Street Market Shops and the Grant Street municipal parking lot. Although more spacious, each room still overflows with all the items true stitchers love and novice stitchers want to learn about. Click here to see our map.

We offer the largest showcase of fabrics, fibers, patterns, kits and accessories in the Midwest. Over 5000 different book titles, patterns and kits line our walls. We feature over 300 different types of fabrics in an array of colors and weaves for all sorts of creative cross stitch applications and projects. Our large selection of fibers in a variety of colors and textures includes: DMC and Anchor floss; Weeks Dye Works, Sampler Threads, Crescent Colours, Olde Willow hand-dyed floss, Six Strand Sweets and Needle Necessities Overdyed floss; Needlepoint Silk, Gloriana hand-dyed silk threads, Soie D' Alger, GT Flower Thread, Marlitt, Kreinik metallics, Watercolours, Wildflowers, Waterlilies, Silk 'n Colors, Impressions, Rainbow Gallery threads, DMC Perle Cotton, Medici wools, Light Effects metallic threads and many others. You will find a multitude of stitchable prefinished items including kitchen and fingertip towels, baby items, tableware, pillows along with wood boxes and trays. Unique stitching aides can also be found, including Dazor magnifying lamps, Gazelle and Ergo floor stands and the Elan table top stand along with scroll frames, Q-Snaps & stretcher bars. In addition to custom and heirloom framing services, a large selection of classic, hand painted and unique ready made frames are available.

You can count on individual attention at Welcome Stitchery and all the help needed to complete your project from a knowledgeable staff. We offer many classes, from Beginning Cross Stitch to Advanced Linens with pulled thread techniques, canvas work, Hardanger and Punchneedle. You will never wear out your welcome at Welcome Stitchery. Whether you visit our shop in person or on this web site we will strive to meet your stitching expectations by offering the highest quality merchandise and friendly knowledgeable service.

Shop Hours:
9:30am-4:00pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday;
9:30am-8:00pm Thursday
and
9:30am-3:00pm Saturday.

Welcome Stitchery
48 Brink St.
Crystal Lake, IL 60014 USA
Phone: 815-455-5470
Fax: 815-455-4885
Email: email@welcomestitchery.com