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Hi, I’m Vickie Herrmann the designer and shop owner of Summer Kitchen Threads.

When I was 10 I learned to cross stitch at a friend’s birthday party.  I loved stitching instantly. As I grew older I started to design stitch patterns that I stitched into gifts for my friends and family. But then life got in the way and the demands of my career took more and more of my time. I put the needle and thread down during grad school and didn’t pick it back up until a few years ago.

I came back to stitching and discovered new designers that offered designs I really wanted to stitch. Then I tried stitching on linen for the first time. Once I figured out how to stitch on linen I was hooked. I love the look and feel of Americana, antique reproduction samplers and primitive designs stitched on linen using hand dyed colored threads.

After picking up my needle a few years I started designing gifts for family again. Then decided I wanted to share my designs with others and Summer Kitchen Threads was created.