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.
9:30am-4:00pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday;