Mill Hill Button & Bead Kits
We LOVE these! We have almost 200 of them displayed on our "Great Wall." These complete kits are stitched on 14ct perforated paper, but we've chosen 28ct Natural Linen instead, because we wanted to make them into little hanging pillows! The designs cover the Four Seasons, Halloween & Christmas, Noah, Bees, Bunnies, Patriotic... just everything! Full of creative bead stitches and details, you'll love them, too!
Mill Hill kits are really a good value, because of the variety of things they contain. Each kit uses lots of different colors of glass beads (which run about $1.30 per color), numerous floss colors and ceramic or glass Treasure embellishments (these run between $2.50 and $5.00 each!!!). By the time you purchase everything 'open stock' you would have invested a small fortune.
But these little kits are all ready to go... and save the trouble of digging into and pulling from your stash! Whether you choose the Button & Bead, small ornament kits or mini-banded bell pulls... you're assured of accurate instructions, and enough materials to finish your project -- GUARANTEED!
Complete kits, except the angels, with the paper: $14.00 each.
28Ct linen cuts: $5.67 ea.
Oh! And don't miss our new Designer's Showcase, where we feature all of the fabulous designs Mill Hill has commissioned as bead kits from outside artists!
Spring 2017 Button & bead Kits
The new kits for this year are HERE! Always favorites... these come as complete kits of design, 14ct perforated paper, tons of flosses and millions of Mill Hill glass seed beads, and a ceramic button. Finishing approx 5 x 5... you can use that paper in the kit... but we LOVE to stitch these on either 14ct Aida or 28ct Linen, so we can make them into little pillows to hang from your kitchen cabinet knobs (and other little places like that.)
Colors are always gorgeous with these... you can't go wrong for the value of these Mill Hill kits... we've been treated to Winter & Christmas, Autumn & Halloween, Spring & Summer designs for over 25 years now!!! I love the Carrot Patch, the goldfinch goes with last year's hummingbird and monarch, Fabric Shoppe is another in the springtime village of businesses (tea room, haberdashery, pet shop... there are a lot of these NOT Christmas), and Hydrangea is so pretty. My favorite, however, is LAUNDRY. How cute is that? Every laundry room needs this! But isn't it funny... do they even make soap powder in a BOX anymore? Nobody under the age of 30 irons anymore! My grandma had a washer like this... I remember the wringer... I thought her arm would go through there!
Mill Hill for Winter of 2016 is here!
Buttons & Beads -- Winter Series 2016
This year's annual 5 x 5 designs have arrived -- lots of different looks this year. Offered as complete kits of the 14ct paper,all the beads and tons of flosses... stitch these on the provided paper, or switch to linen like we do in the shop. Make small hanging pillows, or go for more drama - these custom frame beautifully -- they can really look elegant with a little tender loving framing care!!!
Mill Hill Buttons & Beads for Autumn 2016
Our annual set of Autumn designs from Mill Hill is here... I think they have been doing these for us for 25 years now -- but maybe even more than that!!! We LOVE 'em, and so do you guys! Always presented as complete kits, they are loaded with DMC floss and glass beads and a Mill Hill hand-made (we've seen the sheets of clay they cut out, and the kilns they bake them in!!!) ceramic button embellishment.
Always finishing the same size -- 5 x 5 on 14/28ct -- we do our models on fabric rather than the provided perf paper, because that's the way we started 25+ years ago... and we're not changing!!!! Our favorite this time is that Moonstruck Cat -- look at those awesome sky colors! And the Haunted Laboratory -- Frank is at the front door -- only he's KNOCKING BEFORE HE COMES IN! (what's up with that??!) Cute and colorful, the complete kits contain the chart, 14ct paper, flosses, beads and buttons.
Mill Hill's 2016 Spring Bead Kits!
Always the first release of the new year -- Mill Hill seems to skirt Winter by bringing us SPRING designs even before we've had our bad winter weather! This is the set of 5 x 5's that can be worked on the provided 14ct perforated paper and framed, or worked on 14/28ct fabric and assembled into pillows or hangings. (Actually, we've seen some of these framed with gorgeous mats and expensive mouldings and they are stunning! We just think they are our regular bead kits -- but 'they clean up real well!!!' )
Offered as complete kits of paper, flosses, beads and a button or two, the beads really catch the light, and make these very eye-catching! The Starfish and Sand Dollar match the Nautilus and Conch from a few years ago, and the Joe's Garage is yet another business in the Summertime Village series -- not to be confused with their Christmastime Village! (Haberdashery, Tea, Pet Shoppe, Millinery, Wedding... )
Presenting the NEW Mill Hill for Christmas 2015 Buttons & Beads
Just in time for hot summer stitching... we hope the subject matter will keep you cool! Mill Hill's annual release of 5 x 5 designs for the Christmas season have arrived. Offered as complete kits of the pattern, 14ct perforated paper, tons of DMC floss and all the necessary beads... this is like the milliionth year for these... and everyone still looks forward to them! Use the paper in the kits, or substitute 14ct aida or 28ct linen... the beads really glisten against your stitching.
Autumn 2015 Button & Bead Kits
Our new bead kits are here!!!!!! Always oh-so-darn-cute... Mill Hill has been delivering us these awesome kits for almost 25 years, I think! Offered as complete kits, you get the 14ct perforated paper, all the DMC flosses, Mill Hill ceramic buttons, tons of MH glass seed beads, and the necessary needles. We LOVE them! You can stitch on the provided 14ct paper, or choose 14ct Aida fabric or 28ct Linen instead -- frame the paper and pillow the fabrics! ALWAYS colorful and fun to work up!
Spring 2015 Button & Bead Kits
This season's set of designs -- this has to be at least the 25th year for these kits -- they are always fun to see! Offered as complete kits of 14ct perforated paper with Mill Hill glass beads and tons of flosses and a ceramic button embellishment, they are an awesome value because everything is there... and they always use tons of colors of beads and thread.
Winter Series of 2014 Button & Bead Kits
Always a treat to stitch, this year's set of classic Christmas offerings begins with that darling pair of Gingerbread cookies and the very classic French Horn piece. Next is the Palace Theater -- the next building in the Christmas Village set of houses -- add this one to your village of stand-ups. The other three feature winter wildlife and are stunning! The Nuthatch bird companions last year's Chickadee, but the owl and bears are new winter-y options.
Each design is offered in full kit format with 14ct perforated paper, all the necessary beads and flosses, and hand-painted button embellishment.
Autumn 2014 Button & Bead Designs
JUST in the nick of time to get you ready for this Fall... Mill Hill has sent their newest Button & Bead kits! We love these... 5 x 5 classic designs that are worked on 14ct perforated paper with loads of DMC floss and MH's glass beads... they are always super eye-catching. Our shop models are all on linen... because we like to 'pillow' these instead of framing them.
Complete kits include the charts, paper, flosses, beads, a button and needles.
Spring 2014 Button & Bead Kits
This year's selection of 5 x 5 Bead and Button Kits has arrived! Always on 14ct perforated paper, always colorful, always stuffed FULL of flosses and beads, I think this is the 25th or 26th year for these little guys!
We have a colorful parrot -- he needs to hang somewhere tropical! Pinwheels looks like a patchwork fabric swatches. Pet Shoppe is another in Mill Hill's Springtime Village Series. Rainy Day features a big 'ol umbrella -- it'd be fun to get out on rainy days! Tea Time is fun... I bet we get a coffee one next year! And... Summer Breeze is a gorgeous billowing sailboat scene! Complete kits contain all the paper, threads, beads, needles and instructions.
Buttons & Beads -- Christmas & Winter 2013
Mill Hill newest set of 5 x 5 Button and Bead kits are HERE!! I just love this year's set of designs...
Buttons & Beads -- Autumn 2013!
OK... SPRING isn't even here yet... so you have PLENTY of time to get these worked on before September!!! Mill Hill is great about releasing their seasons in advance... so here's an Autumn treat! Six 5 x 5 designs, all stitched on 14ct perforated paper in TONS of beads and colorful DMC flosses... each features a button embellishment as well. (We always stitch our models on 28ct linen -- 14ct Aida works well, too.)
The sunflower is bold and bright -- very classy -- and I love that barn scene! After 20-ish years of annual designs, everyone loves these year after year! Complete kits contain the chart, paper, flosses, beads, needles and buttons.
Button & Beaded for Spring 2013
Cats & dogs... the summer barbeque and the markets... we have 6 new designs that remind us of wet Spring weather, and hot summer months. Puppy and Kitty Paws are perfect to hang in a powder room or beside the back door -- to advise all incoming *muddy folk!* The Yard Sale and Farmer's Market designs would be cute kitchen designs... and the Barbeque could hang out in your *outside kitchen.* The Tea Room is another installment in Mill Hill's Main Street series of businesses... look back at past year's releases to find all the rest in that cute series.
Each of these is offered in complete kit format of 14ct perforated paper, along with chart, needles, DMC flosses, Mill Hill beads and button embellishments, and finish approx 5 x 5. Actually great bargains... these are full of colorful stitching and bead detail.
Presenting Mill Hill's 2012 Christmas Button & Bead Kits!
Our walls overflow with these colorful holiday designs -- we just love them! Mill Hill's 5 x 5-ish Button & Bead kits are here, and quite a nice collection this year.
*Home for the Holidays* is mainly green and white -- very welcoming.
We have a Barber Shop and Book Store to add to your Christmas Village scene... (think there are at least 18 or 19 different houses now!) We've seen gals who've finished these into stand-up cubes and actually arrange them on the mantle as a little village!
*Tapestry Noel* is a yummy one -- it looks velvet-y, or like a rug -- solid and elegant.
*Santa's Treats* is the Peppermint Cocoa one... we don't have any designs like this one, it'll be a cute kitchen decoration.
Finally, *World Peace* is also unique in both design and color. A gorgeous dove offering greetings in several languages.
All are offered as complete kits of charts, beads, flosses and buttons stitched on 14ct perforated paper. We've always stitched our shop models on linen, but they are pretty any way you work them!
Mill Hill's Fall 2012 Bead Kits are HERE!
What a fun grouping of designs we have this year... The Covered Bridge is classic Autumn, you can leave it on display for several months. Fruit Basket Quilt companions their Log Cabin Quilt piece from last year. Soft denim and brick color, it's really pretty. The owl is cool -- he has a matching miniature in the smaller bead kit selection, along with a squirrel and gourd assortment.
We love the Halloween styles this year -- the spider web is purple and amazing! The swirly witch matches it, and the Halloween is a Treat is just darn cute. All are stitched on navy blue this time around -- these kits come complete with charts, beads, flosses and buttons, and the blue perforated paper. We like ours on linen... so have those additional cuts available, too!
Spring 2012 Buttons & Bead Kits
Mill Hill presents their Spring 2012 Button & Bead Kits! If you've ever seen our shop display, or visited one of our booths at a show, you know how much we love these projects!!! Always offered as complete kits loaded with floss and beads -- we always take out the perf paper and stitch our models on aida or linen! They just glisten, and catch the eye.
Live Simply is a colorful, summery scene, I picture it in a kitchen, or maybe hanging in the hallway near the back door and all the jackets and keys -- kind of a reminder of what to do when you leave the house! Love 2 shop -- *don't know a soul* that this fits!!! Millinery shoppe -- this is another in the Main Street Shops and Churches Series of designs. Along with all the (think there are 18!) Christmas Village houses, we have a Flower Shop, a Needlework Shoppe, a bakery... these look cool finished into little standing blocks -- to make your stitched village!
Stitch in Time is BY FAR my personal favorite this time around! I know THOUSANDS of people that this fits!!!!!!!! Luck of the Irish is strikingly gold and green -- very vibrant in color, and Home Run is a sports-fanatic's dream! It companions the Football design from last season -- very classy in design and color. All of these finish approx 5 x 5 on a 14/28ct. You can use 14 aida or 28ct linen, or the 14ct perforated paper that comes in the kits. A nice selection this year -- check out the smaller 3 x 3 ornament-sized kits -- they all coordinate with these!
Presenting Mill Hill's 2011 Christmas Bead Kits
In my opinion, these are some of the best they have EVER designed!!! The classic 5 x 5 designs that are offered on 14ct Perforated Paper using DMC floss and Mill Hill seed beads, all six this year are going to be favorites! Home for Christmas has that pretty front door -- with family Scottie Dog! Holiday Delivery features an old fashioned mailbox with SNAIL MAIL cards and festively wrapped gifts!!! Winter Woods is a frosty blue and white forest scene. They have two other blue and white designs like this -- wow, they are eyecatchers!
Look at that bright red bird button on there! Believe is a swirly Old World Santa -- neat sky treatment in the background. Holiday Stockings features the stocking-in-waiting... against the brick hearth, and Hanging Around reminds me of all my tiny glass ornaments! See the little Santa? He's hanging there from his hook!!! All are offered as complete kits of perf paper, chart, beads, flosses and buttons. We always do ours on 28ct linen, so we can stuff them and make hanging pillows.. Whichever -- this year's collection is STUNNING!
Autumn Buttons & Beads
Mill Hill has released their Autumn 2011 Button & Bead Kits -- giving us plenty of time to stitch them before this fall! (gosh, isn't it *still* snowing in NY this week?) Quite a varied collection this year, we're getting the fall football games and quilts to keep you warm, along with a couple of cute Halloween designs! All finish approx 5 x 5 on the 14ct perforated paper included in the kits -- they'll be the same size if you stitch them on 14ct aida or 28ct linen as well.
Melody is a sophisticated black, taupe and red music graphic -- perfect for any musician or music-lover you know. Football Hero is colorful and FULL of family memories -- maybe change the SCORE word to your school colors? Log Cabin Quilt is charming! Can't get your whole quilt finished? I can't believe the details in all those different 'fabrics!' Haunted Mansion continues your Spooky Halloween Village of houses -- we have a library, the haunted hotel, and a few others that make up this growing little town. Wizard is new for Mill Hill, and Moonlit Kitties is stunningly bright!
Presenting Mill Hill's 2011 Spring Collection of Bead Kits!
These 6 Button & Bead Kit designs are festive for the Spring! Two Mardi Gras masks -- watch when you order them... the Purple Mask has the Teal background, and the Teal Mask has the Purple background -- totally confusing, but fun anyway!
The cupcakes are darling! How about finishing one into a wall hanging that even advertises *Happy Birthday* to a family member! All finish approx 5 x 5, include all the flosses, beads, buttons and charts, and glisten when the lights shine on all those colorful glass beads!
Spring 2010 Button & Bead Kits
Mill Hill's new releases for Spring will be here in just a few days!!! Ice Cream Shoppe is an addition to the growing Christmas Village they have -- I think this is house #15 for that set! The two shells are very 'summery' and need to go with the Margarita, lakeside and Vacation kits we already have! The purse and shoe are bright and fresh -- they need a girl's dressing area, bath, or boutique shop setting! Last in the hydrangea wreath... something soft and pretty!
All are offered as complete kits of the chart, paper, beads and buttons and all the flosses. (A super deal, because there are a TON of different colors of everything in these!)
2010 Winter Button & Bead Kits
This season's newest Mill Hill Designs are on their way, and your stitching bag is going to need to make room for them! They're all expected to arrive at the end of this week.
Some fun and different designs this season... The Clock Repair Shoppe joins the Village series, Let it Snow is a frosty snowflake scene looking out of a frosty window. Frosty seems to go with Let it Snow -- we just love that frosty snowman. The Through The Woods sleigh scene looks so 'retro' and heartwarming, and joins that Village series as well, and the Gingerbread House looks good enough to eat!
Offered as complete kits of 14vy perforated paper, along with tons of beads, DMC flosses and a Mill Hill hand-painted button! (Our shop models are always on 28ct linen... if you want a different color to match the paper in the kit, other than Natural, please tell us!)
Autumn 2010 Button & Bead Kits
What an awesome set of 6 new designs! 5 x 5 designs full of beaded color and detail, Mill Hill's selection this season are delightful! Always offered as complete kits of 14ct perforated paper, loaded with lots of beads and flosses, the Haunted Library is a companion to Haunted Hotel and the Opera House.
Gather Together is a charming country house scene... those Fall Blooms are like NOTHING we've had so far! Paisley Pumpkin is so darn cute... I'm tempted to stitch it without the border, too. Cabin Fever would make a great companion to 'Camping Out' and check out that ring of dancing ghosts!!!
Too darn cute! We always do our shop models on linen, so we can make hanging pillows out of them... if you decide to do that, be sure to mention the specific design, so we can send the appropriate color linen.
Christmas 2009 Button & Beads
Six new kits for the season... two join the ever-growing Christmas Village of Mill-Hill-Ville!!!! The Firehouse and front yard snowman building are stitched in the same color palette as the rest of the 14 matching pieces in the set, so now we have 16 total in Millhillville! Next, there are two contemporary florals -- Poinsettia and Mistletoe & Holly -- VERY classy! Winter Wonderland and Christmas Collage are very different for Mill Hill... bright colors, very clean lines -- we think they are AWESOME!!
This year's set is eye-catching , and we can't wait to get our shop models stitched!!! All are offered as complete kits of 14ct perforated paper, all the beads, flosses, chart, needles and buttons. At the Silver Needle, we stitch these on 28ct linen and make little hanging pillows out of them... we can sell you that 28ct linen, as well.
Autumn 2009 Button & Bead Kits
Mill Hill has sent their 2009 Autumn button & Bead Kit designs... and they are a KNOCK-OUT collection!!!! Fall Leaves and Pheasant Sampler are both medleys of rich Fall Color... I can just feel the crisp, cool air! Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar - two of my 'favorite foods!!!' - they are stunning against an Italian country-side background! What classy kitchen pieces! Lets not forget Halloween -- we have the haunted Opera House -- it features glow-in-the-dark thread! And, last -- Halloween Night -- all the little creatures gathered for Trick or Treat!
Offered as complete kits of 14ct perforated paper, DMC flosses, loads of Mill Hill beads, and a button... these can be worked on the provided paper, or stitched on 28ct linen from your stash, and finish about 5 x 5 in size. This year's collection is stitched on black, moss green and goldenrod papers, so there is TONS of variety. Mill Hill has really outdone themselves with this year's selection of designs... we have 12 more smaller ones to show, too!!!
The Spring 2009 Button & Bead Collection What an awesome collection of high-impact designs this Spring!!! Flowers and Vegetables... choose your theme and stitch all three (or six!) I personally love, love, love the vegetables, they are stitched on a very light green paper (or 28ct linen), and accented with all that shaded and stippled background. The flowers are all stitched on black paper -- very dramatic. (If black isn't kind to your eyes, think about a background color of fabric, and STITCH that thin black border around each design instead. Lots of ways around the 'black issue!')
Lovely, crisp, fresh and contemporary designs this year... the colors are delicious... *Very Eyecatching!!!* Offered as the complete kit of chart, paper, flosses beads and button... each finishes approx 5 x 5. Our shop models are always on linen... so we can find some bright, fun colors if you'd like! So classy!
Mill Hill has released 33 new colors of beads! We haven't been treated to new colors of beads for at least 10 years... so this is quite the treat!!!!! I think all are $1.30 a pack... 7 new colors of the regular seed beads. 13 New colors of Antique Seed beads -- these are AWESOME, as they are matte metallic in finish. Just lovely, they all have 'Satin' in their name!!! Next, we have 5 new colors of the Petite beads, 8 new Pebble Bead colors, and one lonely size 8 color -- just a little larger than the regular size. We can't do drop downs for all 33... just thought you needed to know of their new release on the market!!! Very fun, I'd get all the Satins if I were you... as they are exquisite. Your stash can wait on the rest...!
The Christmas Needlework Shop and Holiday Carols!
Mill Hill has released the 2008 set of Christmas Button & Bead kits... we've been treated to these for years and years, and this set is one of the BEST! We have two new additions to the 12-pc Christmas Village Series -- Carolers and the Needlework Shop! The four new Carols are stunning!!! Jingle Bells, Deck the Halls, Silent Night and Joy to the World are very eye-catching, and so full of bold design element.
Wonderful color, the words are plain, each design is full of pretty stitch and bead detail... and I think you could even stitch the middles of each design as individual ornaments! Always offered as complete kits of 14ct perforated paper, the chart, flosses, lots of beads and a Mill Hill hand-made button, each finishes approx 5 x 5. Our shop models will be presented on 28ct linen, like always, so we've chosen fabric colors that match the original paper background colors. You're going to need all of these!!!
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