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Joan GreenAbout the Designer

Joan Green has been actively involved in the craft industry for 40 years, first as a retailer and teacher, then as a designer, book publisher and kit manufacturer. Now working as a full time free lance designer for needlepoint and counted cross stitch, she also operates a mail order catalog for plastic canvas needlepoint, as well as manufacturing a line of stitchery kits sold through national catalogs.

Joan has authored 115 pattern books and is a regular contributor to many consumer magazines. A former columnist for Crafts Magazine, she is a skilled writer and editor and has served as a consultant to several manufacturers in the craft industry. A member of The Society of Craft Designers (SCD) since 1981, Joan holds the Certified Craft Designer designation and served as a Director for many years, including two years as SCD President. A prolific and versatile designer, Joan has created well over 3000 individual needlework pieces in nearly every style and subject matter. She is best known as a pioneer in the field of plastic canvas, where her elegant designs, known for their innovative use of high quality fibers and embellishments, have helped to elevate this craft to a respected and popular part of the needlework arena.

  Needlework Specialties

  • Needlepoint-Plastic Canvas
  • Counted Cross Stitch
  • Beadwork & Embellishment

Published Designs

Publishers and Kit Manufacturers featuring Joan Green designs: Annie's Attic, Better Homes & Gardens Special Interest Publications, Crafts Magazine, Crafts & Things, Craftworks, Great American Crafts, House of White Birches, Janlynn Corporation, Leisure Arts, Needlecraft Shop, Plastic Canvas Crafts, Plastic Canvas Home & Holiday, Plastic Canvas World, and Uniek Inc.

Olde World Santa
Christmas Quilt Trio
Crown Jewels Checkerboard
Della Robbia Wall Hanging
Santas Around the World
Hen & Rooster
Garden Angel

Awards & Achievements

A finalist in 1998 for the prestigious award of "Designer of the Year" sponsored by Craft & Needlework Age and the Loctite Corporation, Joan was also a finalist for the ACCI "Design Sells Product" competition at ACCI and has received the "Award of Excellence for Needlework Books" sponsored by the former Profitable Craft Merchandising Magazine, plus winning the Loctite SCD Scholarship. Her work has also appeared on the White House Christmas tree.


"Joan began her design work in cross stitch, moving to plastic canvas when she recognized the need to improve the quality of design in this 'hot' new area of needlework. She became devoted to raising its stature by creating beautiful jewelry and home dec pieces that made use of specialty yarns and stitches. Her designs inspired others to raise the quality of their designs, and she became a recognized leader in this popular technique...When Joan becomes involved, she puts her magic touches on all she does. She improves, elevates, and masters whatever the undertaking. Her commitment to excellence inspires other designers to emulate her high standards."
Julie Stephani
Book Acquisitions Editor
Krause Publications

"Whether her patterns are traditional in style or whimsical in feeling, Joan Green's creations in plastic canvas appeal to a wide audience of stitchers."

"Hallmarks of plastic canvas designer Joan Green's creations are her classic color sense and her meticulous stitching."
Annie's Attic

"It's obvious that Joan Green is creating some of the most exciting designs available today."
Leisure Arts

Contact Information

Designs by Joan Green
86 White Tail Run
Oxford, OH 45056
PHONE: 513-524-7729 (Please Call Between 9-5 EST)

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