517 North Main Street
Trenton, FL 32693

Open Monday thru Saturday from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.


Suwannee Valley Cross Stitch founder, Sally Criswell, is the full time owner-manager of Suwannee Valley Cross Stitch. Sally initially established the cross stitch business when she opened a satellite store in 2003 at the Suwannee Valley Quilt Shoppe. In June of 2004 Sally sold her primary retail outlet in Gainesville, Florida and committed her full time effort to Suwannee Valley Cross Stitch.

Sally is a nationally recognized cross stitch leader and is the former owner of Cross Stitch and More in Gainesville. Her previous shop was one of the 10 largest cross stitch shops in the nation with over 75,000 leaflets and hundreds of stitched models. Sally has studied needlework and lace making in Italy and has taught at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. She has also taught classes to shop owners at needlework markets throughout the country and currently offers several weekend camps for stitchers, even cruises! Sally has an online email newsletter which goes out periodically announcing new classes and planned events. She has many monthly clubs, which she mails to stitchers around the world. Sally appraises needlework for major insurance companies as well as offering classes in Pulled Thread, Hardanger, and Blackwork as well as Counted Cross Stitch. Sally has served on the National Board of The International Retailers Guild and placed 1st in the nation for "Creative Framing". She is the mother of 8 children and grandmother to many more. Visit Sally to say "Hello" and sign up for her email newsletter.



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Hours: 10:00 to 4:00…Monday through Saturday. Closed Sunday
Sally Criswell…owner - Email Sally

Sally's Etsy

October 19, 2015
Dear Stitching Friends,

So much to share with you that’s coming up at the shop. Three events that you’ll want to mark on your calendar to attend. We must have reservations for each of these events as seating is limited… 352-463-3841…Susan and I are off to Denmark with 14 ladies for a week long study of Hedebo Embroidery and Sampler Museum study…Back home the first week of November…Call for reservations then…

Historic Sampler Lecture and Display

Join Susan and Sally for a wonderful evening of history. This “new” vintage sampler lecture will feature many rare samplers brought over from Europe that are over 300 years old and never seen in this country.

We’ll explore “Marken” samplers from the Netherlands, Map history, samples of 1800’s Schoolgirl samplers which featuring hemming, pleating, darning, buttonholes, and actual pages from their notebooks that include original smocking plates.

Beautiful “Darning” samplers from Germany…one dated 1817. Sally will go over “conservation framing” with new examples of ones just taken apart.

We’ll have our two “stitching ladies” SIBBEL (1735) and ANN HICKS (1820) on display…Sibbel’s book “A Journey with Sibbel” that Susan and Sally will be happy to autograph your copy and information on Ann’s monthly club.

There will be a new sampler journey, to join, with a young girl born in England and relocated to a life in the United States of America. She had begun her sampler in Europe, at an early age. You will learn how traveling to a new country added differences in the outcome of her work.

You’ll receive a notebook of wonderful information…lots new, but some repeat information from our last lecture.

Since our last lecture, Susan and Sally have toured the DeWitt Wallace collection of samplers, visited Italy and studied in Germany and Denmark. Soooo much to share with you. Our collection of rare and historical samplers is very impressive and you won’t want to miss this opportunity to share in this mini-museum study and lecture.

Dec 4…Friday…6:00PM till around 8:00PM…
Suwannee Valley Cross Stitch and Framing
Ice House…Bldg B…Trenton, Florida
Cost: $50.00

We have our annual Christmas Party (9th one) that you won’t want to miss. Included in that class will be the “little sister” wooden tote that is the companion to the larger one most of you have. Susan and I have created two projects for this tote that are sure to please….a biscornui (Pincushion) and a wool felt penny rug lining! All are included in the class fee.

Dec. 5th…Saturday…9:00AM till around 3:00PM
Suwannee Valley Cross Stitch and Framing
Ice House…Bldg B…Trenton, Florida
Cost: $50.00 plus 7% tax….Mail Order Available if you’re not able to join us.

Needle Lecture

Join Susan Greening Davis for this historic lecture on needles. The “Needle” is our greatest tool that we use in needlework and its history is amazing! Plus, it’s vital that you use the proper needle with the correct thread to achieve your best results. Did you ever wonder why we switch between numbers on needles or the difference between sharps and tapestry? Wonder why your thread shreds or needle won’t thread???

You’ll receive a wonderful spiral booklet full of history, uses, and actual samples of different needles that will be given out during lecture to attach to your pages in the correct category. There is also a wonderful display of vintage needles, needle-books, and antique needle cards! PLUS: Sally has crochet a wonderful “needle-card” for each of you attending.

Dec. 5th…Saturday…3:30 till around 5:30PM Suwannee Valley Cross Stitch and Framing Ice House…Bldg B…Trenton, Florida Cost: $40.00 plus 7% tax...Mail Order Kit available if you’re not able to join us.

I hope all of you are well. I’ve been to Alaska with my widowed brother, Bobby…(that was quite the adventure). I traveled with Karen (our Long-Arm Quilter) to Maine to visit two of our snowbird customers, Marie and Pat and now I’m off on our tour of Denmark with best buddy…Susan Greening Davis to study “Hedebo Embroidery” and study at several museums. We’re re-visiting Eschwege, Germany next year for Schwalm Whitework studies….plus many retreats…St. Augustine, Treasure Island, Mackinac Island, Shipshewana, Myrtle Beach, and a few in the planning stages…I’m usually at the shop stitching on Wednesdays at our “Sit-N-Stitch” from 10:00 till 4:00…come join me…Hugs and Thanks, Sally

-- Always in my heart, Sally
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Denmark...Oct, 2015...FULL
Treasure Island, Fl...Nov 13-15, 2015...FULL
Sampler Lecture...Dec 4th...Trenton, Fl
Trenton, Fl..Dec 5th...Christmas/Holiday Annual Party
Needle Lecture...Dec 5th...Trenton, Fl
St. Augustine, Fl...Jan 15-17...Southern Stitching...FULL
ENGLAND...Aug 30-Sept 7, 2016...2 SPOTS LEFT

Class Schedule on web site...hope to see you soon

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