Linda Wyszynski of Hearthside Creations, LLC, is an award-winning needlearts designer with more than 20 years of experience. She specializes in embroidery, silk ribbon embroidery, fabric beading, needlepoint, and cross-stitch, and enjoys using embellishments as well as stamps and stencils to highlight needlework. Linda also teaches internationally, including the needlework correspondence classes for the Embroiderers' Guild of America's Education Department. She has authored and co-authored several books and contributed articles to Craft, Needlework, Home Decor, and many other magazines. She lives in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina.