Needlecraft Showcase Newsletter For August
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Poll Results
How many needlework projects do you have hanging in your home today?
  Votes
1 4.90 % 7
2 3.50 % 5
3 7.69 % 11
4 6.99 % 10
5 or more! 76.92 % 110
Total Votes143
 
Poll Results
Which best describes how the economy is affecting your stitching habits and Summer plans?
  Votes
Travel less, stitch more 13.56 % 8
Work on old projects rather than buy new 38.98 % 23
Ordering online more 6.78 % 4
Taking a class rather than vacation 0.00 % 0
No Change 40.68 % 24
Total Votes59
 
Poll Results
Have you ever done your own needlework design?
  Votes
Never tried 36.09 % 61
Yes, I am a professional designer 2.96 % 5
Yes, I used a computer program 7.69 % 13
Yes, I did it from scratch 37.87 % 64
Are you kidding! I have no talent at all. 15.38 % 26
Total Votes169
 
Poll Results
Did you receive a needlework related gift for Christmas this year?
  Votes
Yes 35.57 % 69
No 64.43 % 125
Total Votes194
 
Poll Results
Are you giving a finished needelwork items as a Christmas gift this year?
  Votes
Yes 35.57 % 0
No 64.43 % 0
Total Votes0
 
Poll Results
Which of the following have you used most to Jazz up your needlework?
  Votes
Ribbon floss 5.75 % 5
metallics 32.18 % 28
beads 45.98 % 40
buttons 5.75 % 5
charms 10.34 % 9
Total Votes87
 
Poll Results
School will be starting back soon. Have you considered encouraging you local school to offer some courses in needlework?
  Votes
I have encouraged it before. 18.52 % 10
Our school offers it. 7.41 % 4
I have helped our schools in teaching it. 16.67 % 9
That's a great idea! I will do that. 57.41 % 31
Total Votes54
 
Poll Results
Have you ever stitched on a blank needlepoint canvas working from a cross stitch chart?
  Votes
Yes 55.46 % 132
No 44.54 % 106
Total Votes238
 
Poll Results
Have you ever stitched and made a cross stitch or needlepoint Christmas Stocking?
  Votes
Yes, more than one. 38.89 % 84
Never done one and probably won't. 35.19 % 76
I plan to do one this year. 9.26 % 20
I have done one. 15.28 % 33
Bah Humbug! 1.39 % 3
Total Votes216
 
Poll Results
When you travel on vacation, do you look for and visit needlework stores?
  Votes
I always look for and visit them. 37.62 % 76
I visit them if I see them but don't really look for them. 13.86 % 28
I just enjoy the vacation and leave other things behind. 1.98 % 4
I look for and visit shops and take needlework with me to do. 38.61 % 78
Vacation! Who can afford a vacation? I will stay home and stitch. 7.92 % 16
Total Votes202
 
Poll Results
How has current economic downturn affected your needlework purchases?
  Votes
I have had to cut back. 27.74 % 38
I buy about the same. 59.12 % 81
I am buying more needlwork because I am going out less. 13.14 % 18
Total Votes137
 
Poll Results
How close is the nearest Needlework shop to your home.
  Votes
under 10 miles 27.14 % 54
10 to 20 miles 24.12 % 48
21 to 50 miles 24.62 % 49
over 50 miles 24.12 % 48
Total Votes199
 
Poll Results
Did you receieve a needlework related gift for Christmas?
  Votes
Yes 33.07 % 83
No 66.93 % 168
Total Votes251
 
Poll Results
How do you normally finish your needlework?
  Votes
Framed 92.43 % 171
Pillow 4.32 % 8
Clothing 0.54 % 1
Linens 1.08 % 2
Afghans 1.62 % 3
Total Votes185
 
Poll Results
Did your local or state fair have a needlework competition this year?
  Votes
Yes 69.75 % 113
No 30.25 % 49
Total Votes162
 
Poll Results
Does your favorite needlework shop have a web site?
  Votes
Yes 78.22 % 158
No 21.78 % 44
Total Votes202
 
Poll Results
Are you working on a new needlework project to decorate your home this Christmas?
  Votes
Yes, I am working on something. 38.57 % 54
Nothing new this year but will decorate with previous projects. 33.57 % 47
Oh My gosh! I better get busy. 27.86 % 39
Total Votes140
 
Poll Results
Since gas prices have gone up so much do you find yourself traveling less and stitching more?
  Votes
I am traveling less and stitching more. 60.25 % 147
No change in my traveling or stitching. 39.75 % 97
Total Votes244
 
Poll Results
How many hours a week do you spend doing needlework?
  Votes
More than 10 49.48 % 95
5 to10 15.63 % 30
2 to 5 17.19 % 33
less than 2 5.21 % 10
Have not done any in a while 12.50 % 24
Total Votes192
 
Poll Results
Do you do machine embroidery?
  Votes
Yes 7.41 % 20
No 92.59 % 250
Total Votes270
 
Poll Results
Have you taught a child to cross stitch, needlepoint, quilt or do some other needlework.
  Votes
Yes I have taught my own children. 54.35 % 100
Yes I have taught many children. 32.61 % 60
I am still learning to do it myself. 13.04 % 24
Total Votes184
 
Poll Results
Has anyone ever hired you to do needlework for them?
  Votes
Yes, I stitch for deignsers 3.85 % 9
Yes, I stitch for shops 4.27 % 10
Yes, an individual hired me to do some work for them. 25.21 % 59
No, but I would consider it. 20.94 % 49
No, I only stitch for myself or for gifts. 45.73 % 107
Total Votes234
 
Poll Results
How many needlework related Christmas gifts will you give this year?
  Votes
One 11.96 % 22
Two 15.76 % 29
Three 6.52 % 12
Four or more 41.30 % 76
None 24.46 % 45
Total Votes184
 
Poll Results
Do you read or post in any online needlework forums?
  Votes
Yes 52.07 % 88
No 47.93 % 81
Total Votes169
 
Poll Results
Have you ever designed a needlepoint project yourself without using a chart of painted canvas to start from?
  Votes
No, I always use a chart or painted canvas. 56.08 % 106
Yes, I have used a computer program to aid in designing a chart. 9.52 % 18
I have worked out a deigns on chart paper without the aid of a computer. 26.98 % 51
I have painted my own canvas. 5.82 % 11
I am a professional designer. 1.59 % 3
Total Votes189
 
Poll Results
What is your favorite subject to cross stitch or needlepoint?
  Votes
Samplers (Antique reproductions or modern) 40.61 % 80
Landscapes, Seascapes or Vistas 20.81 % 41
Quaint Buildings (Cottages, Victorian homes, etc.) 12.18 % 24
Animals (Wildlife, domestic, pets, etc.) 20.81 % 41
Famous places or landmarks (a specific well known site such as a house, garden, statue, etc.) 5.58 % 11
Total Votes197
 
Poll Results
Has a new needlework store opened in your area in the past year?
  Votes
No 95.52 % 277
Yes, a mostly cross stitch store 1.03 % 3
Yes, a mosty needlepoint store 1.38 % 4
Yes, a mostly quilting store 1.03 % 3
Yes, a full line needlecrafts store 1.03 % 3
Total Votes290
 
Poll Results
How long have you been doing needlework?
  Votes
Less than 1 year 95.52 % 0
1 to 5 years 1.03 % 0
5 to 10 years 1.38 % 0
10-20 years 1.03 % 0
over 20 years 1.03 % 0
Total Votes0
 
Poll Results
How many needle projects are currently used in the decoration of your home?
  Votes
none 1.87 % 5
5 or less 22.01 % 59
6 to 10 26.87 % 72
10 to 15 24.25 % 65
I cannot count them all ! 25.00 % 67
Total Votes268
 
Poll Results
How often do you visit needlework related web sites?
  Votes
Almost daily 50.17 % 148
2 or 3 times a week 24.75 % 73
3 or 4 times a month 20.34 % 60
seldom 4.75 % 14
Total Votes295
 
Poll Results
Have you ever used metallic fibers in your stitching projects?
  Votes
Yes, I love them. 49.84 % 153
Yes, but don't like them. 40.72 % 125
No, never tried them. 9.45 % 29
Total Votes307
 
Poll Results
Do you receive an emailed newsletter from an online needlework company other than Needlecraft Showcase?
  Votes
Yes, I get a newsletter from 1 other company. 14.11 % 35
Yes, I get newsletters from more than 1 company. 64.11 % 159
No, I don't get any newsletters. 21.77 % 54
Total Votes248
 
Poll Results
Do you watch cable shows for needlework or crafts?
  Votes
Yes, needlework shows 12.41 % 36
Yes, craft shows 3.79 % 11
Yes both needlework and craft shows 41.03 % 119
None of the above 42.76 % 124
Total Votes290
 
Poll Results
Are you giving a gift of needlework this year?
  Votes
Yes , cross stitch 53.36 % 159
Yes, needlepoint 7.38 % 22
Yes, quilting 4.36 % 13
Yes, knitting 11.07 % 33
no 23.83 % 71
Total Votes298
 
Poll Results
Do you purchase needlework kits through mail order catalogs?
  Votes
Yes and I have 67.86 % 190
I get the catalogs but have not made a purchase 18.57 % 52
I don't get any catalogs but would like to 13.57 % 38
Total Votes280
 
Poll Results
How much time do you spend each month doing needlework?
  Votes
1 hour or less 2.16 % 7
1 to 3 hours 4.01 % 13
3 to 5 hours 5.86 % 19
5 to 10 hours 15.43 % 50
More than 10 hours 72.53 % 235
Total Votes324
 
Poll Results
Which best describes the way you finish a needlework project?
  Votes
Framed 52.73 % 164
Pillow 4.18 % 13
Wearable 0.96 % 3
Bell Pull, Afghan or other specialty fabric 1.93 % 6
Have done most or all of the above 40.19 % 125
Total Votes311
 
Poll Results
Do you do any punch needle embroidery?
  Votes
Yes 10.00 % 37
No 90.00 % 333
Total Votes370
 
Poll Results
Which of these is the most important feature for an online needlework store?
  Votes
Big selection 44.44 % 104
Low Prices 21.79 % 51
Fast Servce 15.81 % 37
Free shipping 17.95 % 42
Total Votes234
 
Poll Results
Who taught you to do needlework?
  Votes
Friend 44.44 % 0
Relative 21.79 % 0
Educator in a store 15.81 % 0
I am self taught 17.95 % 0
I learned online 0.00 % 0
Total Votes0
 
Poll Results
Does your local needlework shop teach classes?
  Votes
Yes and I have taken some. 30.91 % 68
Yes but I have not taken any. 38.18 % 84
No, I would not take them if they did. 10.45 % 23
No, but I really wish they would. 20.45 % 45
Total Votes220
 
Poll Results
Which best describes your local needlework shop?
  Votes
Specialty cross stitch 31.48 % 34
Specialty needlepoint 5.56 % 6
Quilting 8.33 % 9
Carries several types of needlwwork 54.63 % 59
Total Votes108
 
Poll Results
Which of the following do you do most?
  Votes
Needlepoint 13.58 % 55
Cross Stitch 75.56 % 306
Quilting 3.95 % 16
Knitting 6.91 % 28
Total Votes405
 
Poll Results
Do you ever use Pay Pal for online purchases?
  Votes
Yes 59.32 % 226
No 40.68 % 155
Total Votes381
 
Poll Results
What season of the year are you most likely to buy and start a needlwork project with a Christmas Theme?
  Votes
Winter 21.76 % 57
Spring 15.27 % 40
Summer 24.81 % 65
Fall 38.17 % 100
Total Votes262
 
Poll Results
Are you giving a needlework piece you have done as a gift this Christmas?
  Votes
Yes 70.55 % 218
No 29.45 % 91
Total Votes309
 
Poll Results
With the increase in gas prices, are you staying home and stitching more?
  Votes
Yes and I am buying more supplies online. 30.64 % 91
Yes but I still makes trips to my local needlework store. 30.98 % 92
It has made no difference. 38.38 % 114
Total Votes297
 
Poll Results
What type of educational material online would you like to see most at Needlecraft Showcase?
  Votes
Specialty stitches, accent stitches etc. 43.12 % 94
Working with special fibers and metallics 27.52 % 60
Quilting 10.55 % 23
Helpful accessories 13.30 % 29
Pulled Thread 5.50 % 12
Total Votes218
 
Poll Results
Does your local needlework store also have a web site?
  Votes
Yes 49.62 % 131
No 50.38 % 133
Total Votes264
 
Poll Results
Do you ever stitch a gift as a father's day present?
  Votes
Yes 34.80 % 103
No 65.20 % 193
Total Votes296
 
Poll Results
How close is the nearest Needlework shop to your home?
  Votes
Within 20 miles 50.15 % 166
21-50 miles 26.59 % 88
51-100 miles 8.46 % 28
over 100 miles 3.93 % 13
Too far - I shop online 6.95 % 23
Total Votes331
 
Poll Results
Are you planning to attend a vacation getaway sponsored by a needlework company this summer?
  Votes
Yes, I have plans made. 11.11 % 25
No , I am considering one or more. 12.89 % 29
I would like to but have not found one to attend. 40.89 % 92
No, I am not interested in that type of vacation. 35.11 % 79
Total Votes225
 
Poll Results
How did you find the place you now shop for most of your needlework?
  Votes
A local store found by newspaper ad. 20.25 % 33
A local store found by radio ad. 1.23 % 2
A local store found by web site. 11.04 % 18
A web site found online. 49.69 % 81
A web site found by other advertising. 17.79 % 29
Total Votes163
 
Poll Results
Have your online needlework purchases increased or decreased in the last year?
  Votes
Increased 47.45 % 149
Decreased 21.66 % 68
About the same 30.89 % 97
Total Votes314
 
Poll Results
What level is the difficulty of the needlwork projects you choose.
  Votes
Large and complex with special stitches 26.76 % 91
Medium with embellsihments or special stitches. 39.12 % 133
Medium but simple 21.76 % 74
Small but with embellsihments or special stitches. 7.35 % 25
Small and simple 5.00 % 17
Total Votes340
 
Poll Results
Do you do any quilting?
  Votes
Yes, it is my favorite needlecraft. 7.69 % 19
Yes, but I do other needlecrafts more. 27.94 % 69
No, but I would like to learn. 35.22 % 87
No, I have never been interested in it. 29.15 % 72
Total Votes247
 
Poll Results
Other than Cross Stitch and Needlepoint, which one of these if any do you do the most?
  Votes
Crochet 25.36 % 89
Hardanger 15.67 % 55
Latch Hook 7.69 % 27
Machine Embroidery 6.27 % 22
None of the above 45.01 % 158
Total Votes351
 
Poll Results
What time of year do you start buying needlework projects that you will give as Christmas gifts?
  Votes
I work on gift projects all year long. 77.78 % 231
I start most of them in the Summer. 6.06 % 18
I start most of them in the Spring. 3.03 % 9
I start most of them in the Fall. 10.44 % 31
I give projects to stitch but don't stitch them myself. 2.69 % 8
Total Votes297
 
Poll Results
Which of these types of needlework do you do most?
  Votes
Cross stitch 72.49 % 282
Needlepoint 15.17 % 59
Knitting 7.20 % 28
Crochet 3.86 % 15
Crewel 1.29 % 5
Total Votes389
 
Poll Results
How many needlework projects to you complete in a average year?
  Votes
1 4.68 % 16
2-3 24.27 % 83
4-5 24.27 % 83
5-6 14.33 % 49
7 or more 32.46 % 111
Total Votes342
 
Poll Results
What type of needlepoint do you prefer?
  Votes
Hand Painted 17.41 % 51
Charted 56.31 % 165
Heat transfer 1.71 % 5
Silk Screened 0.68 % 2
Does not matter if the price is good and I like the design. 23.89 % 70
Total Votes293
 
Poll Results
When you vacation, do you try to visit needlework stores in the area you vacation in?
  Votes
Always. I plan ahead so I can see as many shops as possible. 44.30 % 136
I always visit shops when I see them on vacation but don't look for them. 52.12 % 160
I just vacation and take it easy. 3.58 % 11
Total Votes307
 
Poll Results
Which best describes your local needlecraft store.
  Votes
Cross Stitch specialty 37.95 % 115
Needlepoint specialty 5.94 % 18
Quilting 7.26 % 22
Cross Stitch and Needlepoint 18.15 % 55
A great variety of Needlecrafts 30.69 % 93
Total Votes303
 
Poll Results
How do you make most of your needlework purchases?
  Votes
Independent stores 46.77 % 181
Craft or Fabric Chain stores 19.12 % 74
Online 23.00 % 89
Mail order catalogs 6.20 % 24
Large chains like Walmart, K-mart etc. 4.91 % 19
Total Votes387
 
Poll Results
Would you buy a video tape that showed you how to do several types of exciting needlework, how to work with exciting new products and was less than $5.00 and you had permission of the producer to freely copy for all of your friends?
  Votes
Yes, I want this tape as soon as available. 26.55 % 90
I probably would buy it but would need to know more. 47.79 % 162
Not interested. 25.66 % 87
Total Votes339
 
Poll Results
If you like to embellish your needlework, what do you use most?
  Votes
buttons 8.27 % 22
charms 8.27 % 22
beads 36.47 % 97
metallic threads 27.44 % 73
specialty threads 19.55 % 52
Total Votes266
 
Poll Results
How did you learn to do needlework, whether it is cross stitch, needlepoint, knitting or other types of needlework?
  Votes
I took a class. 10.66 % 37
A friend taught me. 47.84 % 166
I learned from a book. 40.63 % 141
I learned from the internet. 0.58 % 2
I learned from a video. 0.29 % 1
Total Votes347
 
Poll Results
How close is the nearest Needlework shop to your home?
  Votes
Within 20 miles 54.06 % 233
21-50 miles 24.13 % 104
51-100 miles 9.51 % 41
over 100 miles 3.71 % 16
Too far - I shop online 8.58 % 37
Total Votes431
 
Poll Results
Have you ever attending a needlework class?
  Votes
Yes for cross stitch or needlepoint 43.94 % 145
Yes for knitting or crewel 5.45 % 18
Yes for other type of needlework. 12.12 % 40
No but would like to. 27.88 % 92
Not interested in classes 10.61 % 35
Total Votes330
 
Poll Results
When will you start buying needlework projects that you will give for Christmas this year?
  Votes
Already purchased them all. 11.37 % 29
I have some already but will buy more in the August and September. 24.71 % 63
I will start shopping in October or later. 2.75 % 7
I buy an work on them all year long. 47.06 % 120
I am not giving any needelwork this year. 14.12 % 36
Total Votes255
 
Poll Results
Which do you prefer:
  Votes
Knitting or Crocheting with bulky textured multi-colored yarns 37.50 % 54
Knitting or Crocheting with lighter weight yarn to do textured stitch patterns such as in the Aran, Guernsey, Bavarian and Austrian folk jackets. 50.69 % 73
Knitting or Crocheting with lighter weight yarn for implanting the pattern with the Duplicate Stitch Embroidery. 7.64 % 11
Total Votes144
 
Poll Results
Which of the following types of needlework do you do most often?
  Votes
Counted Cross Stitch 78.45 % 415
Needlepoint 15.31 % 81
Quilting 3.78 % 20
Stamped Cross Stitch 1.32 % 7
Crewel 1.13 % 6
Total Votes529
 
Poll Results
Have you ever been to a needlework retreat, vacation or special weekend ?
  Votes
Yes and I loved it. 22.83 % 29
I have seen them advertised but not gone. 18.11 % 23
I have never had the opportunity to go to one but would love to. 49.61 % 63
No interest in attending a retreat. 9.45 % 12
Total Votes127
 
Poll Results
What is the most common way you finish a needlework project?
  Votes
Framed 83.98 % 325
Pillow 8.27 % 32
Bell Pull 0.78 % 3
Belt 0.26 % 1
other 6.72 % 26
Total Votes387
 
Poll Results
Which of the following ways do you prefer to make purchases from on-line stores?
  Votes
Secure Shopping Cart 75.80 % 238
Printable order form 7.96 % 25
Toll free nuumber 16.24 % 51
Total Votes314
 
Poll Results
Do you use needlework bulletin boards or newsgroups on the web?
  Votes
Never 39.70 % 158
seldom 26.13 % 104
monthly 8.54 % 34
weekly 11.56 % 46
I am addicted to them 14.07 % 56
Total Votes398
 
Poll Results
How long have you been doing needlework?
  Votes
Less than 6 months 0.00 % 0
6 Months to 1 year 0.50 % 3
more than 1 year 4.29 % 26
more than 5 years 27.89 % 169
more than 20 years 67.33 % 408
Total Votes606
 
Poll Results
Many businesses in Needlecraft Showcase also sell crafts and gifts. Which sections would you like to see us add most so these businesses can showcase more items in these areas?
  Votes
Gifts 6.38 % 15
Crafts 15.32 % 36
Both Gifts and Crafts 30.64 % 72
Neither - Keep it like it is 47.66 % 112
Total Votes235
 
Poll Results
Which is most important to you when making an online purchase?
  Votes
Fast service 14.74 % 42
Low Price 27.37 % 78
Good selection 49.82 % 142
Fair return policies 3.86 % 11
Site was recommended by a friend 4.21 % 12
Total Votes285
 
Poll Results
Are you giving needlework as a gift this year?
  Votes
Yes, I am giving projects I have finished. 78.07 % 299
I am giving kits or books. 4.44 % 17
I am giving accessories or supplies. 4.44 % 17
No plans to give needlework as gifts this year. 13.05 % 50
Total Votes383
 
Poll Results
Do you belong to a guild, club or any kind of organization that promotes or teaches needlework?
  Votes
Yes 30.33 % 145
No 69.67 % 333
Total Votes478
 
Poll Results
Where do you do most of you shopping for needlework and supplies.
  Votes
Independent retailer 46.27 % 434
Craft chain like Michaels or Hobby Lobby 20.15 % 189
Walmart or other large chain 7.57 % 71
Online Store 19.40 % 182
Mail Order catalog 6.61 % 62
Total Votes938
 
Poll Results
Has a new store that sells needlecrafts opened in your area in the last year?
  Votes
Yes 9.88 % 57
No 90.12 % 520
Total Votes577
 
Poll Results
How would you prefer to receive this newsletter?
  Votes
In an HTML email so I can view it in my email. 27.23 % 113
I want it just like it is so I come here to read it. 55.42 % 230
I want it both as HTML email and be able to view it here. 17.35 % 72
Total Votes415
 
Poll Results
Which of the following is most important to you in an online needlework store.
  Votes
Large selection 61.78 % 312
Fast service 10.30 % 52
Low prices 27.92 % 141
Total Votes505
 
Poll Results
If you are a needlepointer, which type of canvas to you prefer to purchase.
  Votes
Handpainted 39.86 % 110
Silk-screened 2.17 % 6
Heat Transfer 0.36 % 1
Does not matter if I like the design 57.61 % 159
Total Votes276
 
Poll Results
What count needlepoint canvas do you prefer to work on.
  Votes
10 3.11 % 14
12 6.44 % 29
13 1.56 % 7
14 47.33 % 213
18 41.56 % 187
Total Votes450
 
Poll Results
How long have you been doing Needlework?
  Votes
Just started within the last 3 months. 1.10 % 9
3 months to 1 year 0.73 % 6
1 to 5 years 6.36 % 52
6 to 10 years 8.80 % 72
Over 10 years 83.01 % 679
Total Votes818
 
Poll Results
Have you purchased a needlework item on the internet this holiday season?
  Votes
Yes 43.07 % 230
No but I plan to 7.30 % 39
No 49.63 % 265
Total Votes534
 
Poll Results
Where do you purchase most of your needlework supplies?
  Votes
Independent needlework shop. 51.74 % 328
Online store 11.67 % 74
Discount store (Walmart, K-Mart etc.) 6.62 % 42
Chain store (Michaels, Hobby Lobby etc.) 21.61 % 137
Mail order catalog 8.36 % 53
Total Votes634
 
Poll Results
How much of your holiday shopping do you plan do do online this year?
  Votes
More than last year. 31.76 % 148
About the same as last year. 52.36 % 244
Less than last year. 15.88 % 74
Total Votes466
 
Poll Results
What portion of the designs that you purchase are for collecting and may never be stitched?
  Votes
I stitch all designs I purchase. 22.79 % 98
less than 10% are just for collecting 20.47 % 88
11 to 25% 12.33 % 53
25 to 50% 22.56 % 97
over 50% 21.86 % 94
Total Votes430
 
Poll Results
Do you now spend more or less time actually doing needlework projects due to the time you spend on web looking at needlework?
  Votes
I spend more time doing needlework because of the great products and ideas I find online. 64.12 % 218
I spend less time doing needlework and more time on the web. 35.88 % 122
Total Votes340
 
Poll Results
What do you use your finished needlework project for most often?
  Votes
I give them as gifts. 59.30 % 341
I stitch models for stores or designers. 1.22 % 7
I hang them framed in the living area of my home. 34.96 % 201
I enter competitions, fairs etc. 1.04 % 6
They are made into other projects like trays and other accessories. 3.48 % 20
Total Votes575
 
Poll Results
What level of stitching do you prefer to do most often?
  Votes
Beginner or quick and easy. 4.63 % 29
Medium level with some shading. 30.83 % 193
More difficult larger projects. 30.51 % 191
Challenging projects with special fibers and stitches. 34.03 % 213
Total Votes626
 
Poll Results
How many neeedlework projects in progress do you currently have in your stash?
  Votes
One, I always finish before starting a new project. 9.47 % 27
Two 14.04 % 40
Three 16.49 % 47
Four 15.44 % 44
Five or more 44.56 % 127
Total Votes285
 
Poll Results
What type of Needlework do you do most often?
  Votes
Counted Cross Stitch 80.68 % 572
Stamped Cross Stitch 0.99 % 7
Needlepoint 11.42 % 81
Hardanger 2.82 % 20
Quilting 4.09 % 29
Total Votes709
 
Poll Results
Which of the following ways do you prefer to make purchases from on-line stores?
  Votes
Secure Shopping Cart 58.08 % 212
Secure order form 13.15 % 48
Printable order form 9.59 % 35
Toll free nuumber 19.18 % 70
Total Votes365
 
Poll Results
What do you currently use for an internet connection?
  Votes
Dial up modem (56k or slower) 72.96 % 340
DSL 7.94 % 37
Cable 14.81 % 69
Other 4.29 % 20
Total Votes466
 
Poll Results
Which of these design categories do you like most?
  Votes
Southwest or Indian 7.93 % 53
Fantasy 12.57 % 84
Landscapes, cottages and gardens 41.77 % 279
Animals / wildlife 16.02 % 107
Angels 21.71 % 145
Total Votes668
 
Poll Results
how likely are you to buy a needlework item on the internet this holiday season?
  Votes
Very Likely 34.81 % 181
Most Likely 9.62 % 50
Maybe 18.46 % 96
Not Very Likely 21.54 % 112
Very Unlikely 15.58 % 81
Total Votes520
 
Poll Results
Which of these materials do you prefer to work on.
  Votes
11 count aida 1.78 % 14
14 count aida 33.84 % 266
16 count aida 9.41 % 74
18 count aida 11.83 % 93
28 count linen 43.13 % 339
Total Votes786
 
Poll Results
How close is the nearest Needlework shop to your home.
  Votes
Within 20 miles 58.22 % 446
21-50 miles 23.24 % 178
51-100 miles 9.92 % 76
over 100 miles 3.79 % 29
Too far - I shop online 4.83 % 37
Total Votes766
 
Poll Results
We are trying to determine the age range of stitchers who work from charts. Please help with our survey by choosing your age range below.
  Votes
Under 20 0.28 % 3
21 to 35 13.36 % 145
36 to 45 28.02 % 304
46 to 55 34.01 % 369
over 55 24.33 % 264
Total Votes1085
 
Poll Results
If you are a cross stitcher do you also do some sort of crafts?
  Votes
Yes 84.15 % 844
No 15.85 % 159
Total Votes1003
 
Poll Results
How many Needlework projects do you do each year?
  Votes
1 2.56 % 26
2 - 3 17.52 % 178
4 - 6 27.46 % 279
7 or more 52.46 % 533
Total Votes1016
 
Poll Results
Have you ever been to a needlework trade show?
  Votes
Yes 37.16 % 298
No 62.84 % 504
Total Votes802