Cheryl Fall

Cheryl Fall is a freelance writer, needlepoint designer, needlework illustrator, television host, and author of 13 books and hundreds of patterns. She has contributed a variety of articles on needlecrafting to The Spruce Crafts.


  • 25 years of experience as designer and presenter for J&P Coats/Anchor, DMC Threads, and Zweigart

  • Host of PBS Plus television series The Creative Life


Cheryl Fall is a former writer for The Spruce who contributed over 60 articles over two years. Cheryl is an embroidery designer, needlework illustrator, author of 13 books and hundreds of patterns for publication, and an accomplished illustrator for the creative industries. 

She's written over 10 books on crafting, and has over 25 years of experience as a designer and presenter for major embroidery-related companies including J&P Coats/Anchor, DMC Threads, and Zweigart. Hundreds of her designs have appeared regularly in national craft, needlework, quilting and women's publications. Cheryl was also the host of a nationally-distributed PBS Plus television series called The Creative Life, which featured her designs during 78 nationally-aired episodes.


Cheryl attended Cypress College for Design and Applied Arts.


  • "Needlecrafts for Dummies" (2000)
  • "Embroidery Basics (Stackpole Books" (2013)
  • "Simply Samplers: Easy Techniques for Hand Embroidery" (NeedleKnowledge, 2014)
  • "Easy Heirloom Embroidery" (Krause Pubns Inc, 2001)
Expertise: Needlecraft
Education: Cypress College
Location: Cincinnati, OH

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