A Fond Farewell to TW

If you are fan of older cross stitch designers, you may have heard that Teresa Wentzler is deleting her current websites on August 14th. She has also said “certain of my designs will continue to be available at PatternsOnLine.com” and that she will still answer needlework questions via email. I feel so much sadness at this. Cross stitch is experiencing a new boom in interest, and to me Teresa Wentzler is one of the most talented cross stitch designers I’ve ever stitched. I know that she has some health challenges now, but it makes me sad that it will me more difficult for new stitchers to find her fabulous designs. But so it goes, and at least I have a complete collection of her designs to keep me happily stitching for years.

Teresa has created a new website just for her art. You can find it at TeresaWentzlerArt.com.

If you want to get any of her freebies, they are still on her website. You can also find the old removed dragon freebies hidden here: Tempest, Futurecast, Stretch, and Dragon Rampant.

And here is a slideshow of some of my older TW finishes. I’ve been so lacks about posting anything on this blog for so long that it will take me a while to sort through projects and pictures to update it.


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5 Responses to A Fond Farewell to TW

  1. Meari says:

    It’s always sad when designers go away. Your projects are beautiful

  2. Heather says:

    Thanks very much, Meari. Even though she hasn’t designed anything for a long time, this sort of feels like losing TW all over again. I guess it is also a reminder of time passing, which also makes it a bit difficult.

  3. Teresa’s a name to conjure with in the cross stitch world, for sure. I don’t think I ever stitched one of her designs, but I know and admire her work.

  4. I too was saddened – I did get a lovely note from Teresa in response to an email I sent. Thankfully Measi is saving info to the FB group (with permission) but it’s the end of part of my childhood.

  5. Serendipitous Jo says:

    Lovely to see a post from you, even if it’s a sad subject. Teresa Wentzler was one of the first “named” designers I got into, pre-internet days. It concerned me so much when she was distanced from her dragons because those are her most wonderful designs in my opinion. Lovely slideshow of your many completed designs too.