Needlework by Carol Storie

Specializing in designing and teaching patterns that use a wide variety of threads and stitches.


We encourage you to contact your local needlework store to see if they carry Heartfelt Designs patterns. If you are from a needlework store interested in carrying our patterns, please contact us about wholesale inquiries. If you are unable to purchase our patterns at a local store, please visit our Etsy shop or contact us directly.

New Pattern for Download (May 2020): Patchwork Heart

Patchwork Heart with blues
Patchwork Heart with pinks

Patterns on Etsy


Carol has taught a number of courses, including several within Saskatchewan, Embroiderers' Association of Canada's Seminars, Cyber Workshops, group Correspondence Courses, and at Toronto's Creativ Festival.

Check the EAC and ANG websites regularly for upcoming announcements of new classes.

Carol’s instructions and charts in her patterns are easy to follow. Her teaching style is friendly and relaxed with lots of great tips and patience to get you through even the toughest of stitches.

One of the reasons Carol loves to teach needlework is because she wants other people to get as much enjoyment from stitching as she does. She also wants to others to use stitching as a form of relaxation yet still being creative.

If you are interested in having Carol teach a workshop or if you have questions, please contact her at [email protected].


Hi, I'm Carol Storie. I have been stitching for over 35 years and I started Heartfelt Designs in 1997 as a way of sharing my love of needlework and fibre arts. I design in many techniques of counted thread including hardanger, canvas work, pulled thread, blackwork and cross stitch. A lot of my designs use specialty threads and a wide variety of stitches.

My first dabble into fibre was when a great-aunt came to visit when I was about 12 years old. She was crocheting and I was intrigued by it. I started asking questions, and she very patiently showed me the basics. I bought instruction books and patterns and crocheted even if it was “uncool” during my high school year, and into early adulthood when I discovered stitching! I bought patterns and instruction books and was mostly self-taught until I moved to Regina in 1985.

My stitchery world opened a lot at that point. I had access to a wonderful needlework store and I joined the Regina Stitchery Guild, a chapter of the Embroiderers’ Association of Canada. My needlework knowledge began to grow. I started designing gradually, formed my company Heartfelt Designs, and then gradually started teaching needlework as well.

I am a member of The Regina Stitchery Guild, the Virtual Threads, the Embroiderers’ Association of Canada (EAC), American Needlepoint Guild (ANG), and the Needlework Designers of Canada. I previously served on the EAC Board of Directors as the Youth Embroiderers’ Director and have completed the EAC Design for Embroidery course. Several of my designs have been published in Embroidery Canada, and many were featured in Grainews as part of a regular column.

I look forward to receiving any comments you may have regarding my designs.

Happy stitching!



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