• Hand Embroidery

Welcome to The Floss Box!

So glad you stopped by!


The Floss Box is a dedicated to helping people learn and experience creative hand embroidery and cross stitch. More than ever we need time to slow down, to work our hands, and feel the reward of accomplishment.  Needlework brings joy to our lives and is a great way to connect with other people.


Pick up your needles and get stitching!  Let’s have some fun creating.


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The world is but a canvas to the imagination.

-Henry David Thoreau

Recent Patterns

Cross Stitch Patterns

Biscornu Patterns

Embroidery Patterns


State Maps

Embroidery Kits


Painting and embroidery

Both are my great creative loves. I’ve had periods where I burn for one of them, and I’ve had long periods of rest from them too. These are often caused by some block, a limitation that creates a can’t-do mentality. I hope you aren’t afflicted by this, but if you are there is a way …

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Turkey Knots

This is one of my go-to stitches for adding texture and dimensions. It’s even a favorite stitch, but I save it for certain types of areas. They do take a while to make. One tip I can offer is that I often put multiple strands on the needle so there is more thread on the …

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Sheep in the Garden Embroidery

I finished something this week. Finally! I’ve been so busy taking care of sites and writing and getting things organized that I haven’t had a lot of time to work on new projects. I’m super happy to have finished this one. I thought a black sheep was missing from my little family of sheep. All …

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