Beth Russell and
Designers Forum Needlepoint
Designers Forum is the world's leading producer
of needlepoint kits based on the 19th century designs
of William Morris and
William De Morgan and other
members of the Arts and Crafts Movement.
Founded over twenty years ago, the company is headed
by Beth Russell, best-selling author
of three needlepoint books and
long-suffering mother of two boys (there is still some
debate as to which is more work !). Beth first discovered
her love of needlepoint and embroidery while working at
the Royal School of Needlework in London.
Beth's large range of needlepoint kits has
something for experts and beginners alike and following
William Morris' edict that one should "Have
nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful,
or believe to be beautiful", she has
used only the finest materials in her kits so that you
can create an heirloom to treasure forever.
At last, we have a new catalogue
for 2012, with 44 pages of lavish photography and
fabulous new designs.
If you would like a taste of some of the contents then please
click the picture opposite.
We are always adding new designs
to our range of kits. Everything from needlepoint
pillows, cushions, rugs and miniatures to firescreens
and wall hangings.
Some of our most recent additions include the
new combined Forest
designs, the new Georgian
set and the spectacular Acanthus
If you would like a quick look
at our latest needlepoint designs, please click here.
To celebrate Her Majesty the Queen's
diamond jubilee, Beth has produced this delightful
needlepoint kit, suitable for making into a cushion
or for framing as a sampler.
Crafts Needlepoint is now no longer available
in hardback, but has just been reprinted as a
softback edition with a new cover.
We have also reprinted William
Morris Needlepoint. It is
a revised edition with one new design, Artichoke
3, included, plus Appleton to DMC stranded-cotton
To see our selection of needlepoint
books as long with a list of which designs can
be found in each, please click
We have added these attractive
thread-cutters to our range. Suitable to take
on an aeroplane and easily hung around the neck,
they make the perfect gift for any of your stitching
friends. To find out more about these, our cord
making service, Appleton shade cards or
our new Japanese gold-eyed needles, please click