Jeannette Douglas Designs began in 1998 after a family trip to the Rockies… the rest is history.

Although Jeannette Douglas created her first needlework designs after this special trip, stitching has always been a part of Jeannette’s life. As a teenager, she enjoyed many different types of needlework. Jeannette has a background in floral design and folk art painting, both of which give her knowledge of color and design. She puts a great deal of research in her designing efforts. Regular visits to stitch shops in the United States, Canada and overseas has been a big part of her business since 2002.

Jeannette Douglas lives in Calgary, Alberta, Canada with her husband. Her two daughter are both out on their own, one is working as a graphic designer for the Recreation Dept at Mount Royal University and just got engaged! The other also finished her degree and a diploma in Arts & Cultural Management and works in the Arts community in Edmonton. Jeannette gave up working nursing in 2009 in the Psychiatric unit at a local hospital where she worked for many years. She is a singer and sang with the Calgary Philharmonic Choir for 20 years. 

Media & Publications

Occasionally, our designs, patterns and Jeannette Douglas are featured in industry publications such as Just Cross Stitch Magazine and Just Cross Stitch Ornament magazine and a few others over the years. Have a browse through some of your older magazines to for look a complimentary chart. Check out the Craftsy on line videos that feature Jeannette in a class production called 'Cross Stitch Basics & Beyond'.

The Dynamic Helpers

Jeannette Douglas Designs has some dynamite helpers behind the scenes that make most days run smoothly! These people help make this home-based design company the exciting place it is today.

Wilma Cupido and Kathy Cairns are the “factory’ and make all the embellishment or thread packs.

Cindy Grebley maintains the bookeeping part of the business to help keep us working smoothly.

Flo Osborne from Stoney Creek, ON is a model stitcher extraordinaire who does the proof stitching and editing for our designs.