www.dorkwithaneedle.com and Stitch-dorkly are the work of Kim Dallaire, an embroiderer and general dork living in Ottawa, Ontario, with a husband and two ferrets (and soon to add a baby girl). I have been embroidering for over three years, and my favourite styles are redwork and Jacobean crewelwork. I am a messy stitcher who loves collecting vintage embroidery books, having too much floss and trying to keep ferrets out of my work baskets.
The patterns on this site are based on both my illustrations and my sister's, Julie Dallaire. Julie is an ace at drawing both digitally and with more traditional means and can make almost anything adorable if she puts in the time. She loves DC comics and her dog Percy and her three rats.