Twisted Threads began as a retail shop in Cincinnati, Ohio in May, 1993. The first published design was from the original artwork of cartoonist Emerson Quillin in September, 1993. Since those early days, Ruth has published over 60 designs from the art of Emerson. Listen Honey and Friends of Mine are needle art adaptations of Emerson's cartoons. Other collections that Ruth has adapted into published designs are Fried Green Tomatoes by Dan DiPaolo, Tatters and Spats by Mary Burton and Brushstrokes by Susan Hays.
Inspired by her mother's exquisite embroidery, Ruth began stitching her designs over one linen thread several years ago. Most of her designs may be stitched over two linen threads, but Ruth prefers the delicate appearance of the smaller stitches. Her technique of stitching over one has been taught throughout the country at shops, retreats, sampler guilds and trade shows.
We truly hope you will enjoy our entire line of cross stitch charts and kits in the various design links. Please select a link that interests you to find your perfect pattern!