Welcome to the Orthodox Stitcher! Here you will find original, handcrafted cross stitch designs created with the Orthodox Christian in mind. The Orthodox Stitcher is an extension of Fearn Abbey Needleworks, where you will find more original cross stitch designs coming to you from the beautiful Northern Highlands of Scotland. My hope for The Orthodox Stitcher is that this will be a unique and blessed place for Orthodox Christians ~ and indeed, anyone who feels called to visit and stay awhile ~ to develop their creative side, and to honor God. Glory to God for all things!


Much of the art and design you see on this blog is a labor of love and given to you absolutely free. It is my attempt to glorify God and share Christ with those who visit. If you particularly feel called to generosity, though, and wish to give money for anything you take or share, please make your donation to Ancient Faith Radio. AFR is an internet-based Orthodox ministry which is worldwide. They offer 24-hour-a-day, 365-days-a-year talk radio, music radio, podcasts, and blogs, all by and for Orthodox Christians, and for those interested in Orthodoxy. You can visit them HERE. And you can donate right on this blog via Paypal! Thank you so much for giving generously.

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55 Maxims Stitch-Along

Hello stitch-along stitchers! Here I will be keeping the links to all the PDF downloads for this LOOOONNNGGG stitch-along series. Fifty-six different patterns. Yep, that's right. Five - Six. And they are all for free. Follow along on the blog as we unfold this project and see how it develops.


  1. I really enjoyed your podcast. I am in the US but also in a rural area with a tiny mission that does not have its own building. Our priest comes from 3 hours away. This is a wonderful project. I too am so grateful to AFR for all that I have learned about the faith. I just got Chrismated before Pascha this year. Blessings to you!

    1. Thank you for your kind comment. Yes, it is a challenge trying to live as an Orthodox Christian in a very rural environment. Aren't we blessed indeed to have resources like AFR and other online communities to help us know we are not alone!! Many blessings to you and yours!

  2. So grateful for this project. Thank you again Stacey!


Thank you for your sweet comments!