About NeedleKnowledge

About NeedleKnowledge and your web host…

This site was created by Cheryl Fall as a way to bring information on embroidery and needlepoint to a central location. It is a labor of love – and obviously a work in progress, as the site is built, one Knowledge NuggetFree Pattern, and Stitch Diagram at a time…

She has been designing professionally for over 20 years, and has worked extensively in the how-to and creative industries as a designer and illustrator. She’s the author of more than a dozen how-to books and well over 2,000 how-to articles for publication and creates how-to illustrations for a variety of publishing houses and manufacturers, and is a member of EGA (Life Membership).

Cheryl stitches every pattern, shoots the photos, creates the free patterns, and illustrates the stitch diagrams herself – and shares them with you here on the NeedleKnowledge site.

As a former Guide for About.com, the designer has been responsible for both the Needlepoint and Embroidery sites, designed for Coats & Clark/Anchor and DMC Threads.

Cheryl was also the host of The Creative Life with Cheryl Fall, a nationally-distributed PBS ‘Plus’ program. The how-to program aired 78 episodes across the US as well as in some parts of Canada, Guam and Puerto Rico, and was the first of its genre to receive the PBS Plus designation.

Cheryl resides in Washougal, WA – near the mighty Columbia River along the  Washington/Oregon border. She has been happily married for 30+ years to her husband Tony,  has two grown and married daughters, several grandchildren and one spoiled orange tabby named Rambo who thinks he rules the roost.

Hobbies include stitchingthinking about stitching, dreaming about stitching, and travel with visits to local needlework stores always on the itinerary. Cheryl and her husband extensively, and she has visited independent needlework stores around the United States and Canada, Mexico, France, Belgium, Switzerland, Spain, Luxembourg and other international locations.

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