Important Notice: Shipping times

The lockdowns and shutdowns across the world have made shipping time extremely long right now. If you have ordered a kit from this site or from my Etsy store, the shipping times are likely to be in the 5-7 week range.  I’m extremely sorry for this and that I didn’t know sooner how bad it has become.  Kits are no longer available until things return to normal.

  • 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.


Be sure to stop by the store, check the tutorials and visit the gallery!

The world is but a canvas to the imagination.

-Henry David Thoreau

The Floss Box Store

Cross Stitch Patterns

Biscornu Patterns

Embroidery Patterns


State Maps

Embroidery Kits


Alice and the Mad Hatter

It took me a few years at least to finish Alice. Now I realize it’s still not quite finished. I forgot the clouds in the background! I will stitch them in and update. The photo doesn’t quite do the colors fair justice. They are so soft and easy to look at. I have to give …

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Picking up the thread again

Sometimes it just happens. You’re going along doing something, working on a project, creating something, following a routine, then you break it. Maybe it’s intentional, but lots of times, I find, I just slip away from something. Or it’s based on a thought, a judgment that is not really especially good. Like deciding I’m not …

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