Who is Ardith?
In 2014, I was pregnant and spending the day with my needlework mentor. She started researching my family tree. Within moments she found a relative named Ardith. She proclaimed, "You should name your baby Ardith!" While I did not name my child after a relative that lived long ago, I did find it fitting to name my new business (or my new baby as it were) after someone in my lineage. -Amanda Mae, Founder and Designer at Ardith Design
At Ardith Design LLC, we believe we are a thread connects historic needlework to contemporary needle art. We believe in diversity, inclusion, legacy, and sustainability. At the core, we wish to share the joy of needlework through designing patterns and stitching accessories. By using the name Ardith we hope to inform and celebrate historic needlework, help stitchers to celebrate and preserve their needle art legacy, and to proudly shape and inform the future of counted cross stitch. Ardith Design promotes conservation, diversity, inclusion, needlework preservation, and textile sustainability.
About Ardith Design
Ardith Design LLC is a small design studio located in Central Maryland. The founder and lead designer is Amanda Mae. She is a best-selling American cross stitch author and modern counted cross-stitch designer. She creates original artwork and then translates her vision into original cross stitch designs.
Amanda Mae hosts a weekly Flosstube video on her YouTube channel. She loves to showcase vintage and salvaged needle art in her segment "Save the Stitches." She is passionate about sustainability and sustainable crafts.
Ardith Design believes in conservation, diversity, inclusion, needlework preservation, and textile sustainability.