Linda Wyszynski
Mount Pleasant, SC

Linda is a native of Tryon, North Carolina currently living in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, with her husband, Dennis. She attended Western Carolina College in Sylvia, North Carolina. During her second year in college she visited Minnesota and fell in love with the beautiful city. Linda remained in Minnesota where she met Dennis. After enjoying many years in Minnesota they decided to move to South Carolina in 2008.

Hearthside Creations, LLC, combines Linda’s two main interests, needlework and painting. She began her designing career painting custom needlepoint canvases for local Needlepoint Shops in Minneapolis, MN. She now creates needlework designs for magazines, multi-author hardcover books and project sheets for manufacturers.

Linda's needlework designs have appeared in: Bead Unique (Art of Embellishment Columnist), Today's Creative Home Arts™, Cross Stitch and Needlework, Create and Decorate®, Crafts' n Things, The Cross Stitcher®, Arts and Crafts, Annie's Attic®, Crafts Country Christmas, 101 Bridal, Needle Arts (EGA), Better Homes and Garden SIP's, Craftsworks®, Crafts, Crafting, House of White Birches Publications, RibbonWorks™ Magic & Design Club, Needlecraft Shop Publications, Great American Crafts. In addition to magazines, Linda has designs in twenty hardcover multi author books and has written three Needlepoint Textbooks for Embroiderers' Guild of America CC Program. Her designs can be seen on the Daily Window, Today's Creative Home Arts™ Club and The Caron Collection websites.

In addition to designing, she teaches a Needlepoint Correspondence Class for The Embroiderer's Guild of America. Early in her career she taught needlepoint, silk ribbon and needlepoint canvas painting in Minneapolis at local shops, St. Paul’s EGA Chapter (St. Paul Needleworkers) and The Needlework Guild of MN.

Linda is active in the art and needlework community including: CHA Designer Section Council (Co-chair 2008 - 2009), Board of Directors Society of Craft Designers, Outreach After School Project, EGA St. Paul Needleworkers Chapter, Board of Directors Needlework Guild of Minnesota, Twin Cities Metropolitan Art Council Board and Polk County NC Community Arts Council Committee. She is currently a member of The Embroiderers’ Guild of America (EGA), The National Needlework Association (TNNA) and The Craft and Hobby Association (CHA).

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