About us


Design Works Crafts was founded in 1987 by Susan and Dan Knopp. Susan had been employed as a needlework designer for various companies and decided to "go out on her own" that year. Dan, was a computer specialist for a bearing & power transmission company and knew that his business savy would help Susan devote her talents to new and innovative products.

Manufacturing began in their home basement and then garage until bursting at the seams, they found an old coat manufacturing loft where they remained for the next 6 years. During that time the line grew to include Counted Cross Stitch, Applique, Sequin Crafts and even Mop Dolls !! In 1994 they moved to an even larger facility formerly occupied by Gruman to manufacture airplane parts.

The acquistion of the Titan Needlecraft Company in 1995 allowed them to expand into the Christmas felt area. Later, the acquisition of Distlefink Corp. brought Plastic Canvas kits into the product mix. The purchase of Tobin Home Crafts in September of 2005 came with a 50 year collection of stamped goods including tablecloths and pillowcases and continues to be the leading source of quality stamped linens in this country.

Design Works Crafts is proud of their 25 year history and even prouder that they continue to add hundreds of new products to their line annually, all produced here in the USA.