Main Street Primitives

Main Street Primitives

Early Style Handwork Primitives

My name is Lisa DiIsso.

I am from Massachusetts. I am honored to be a member of Primitive Handmades Mercantile! My passion is creating art that our grandmothers would have done on a daily basis out of necessity! My grandmother shared with me her love of knitting and crocheting! I love all things old and primitive!  You never know what you might find on my offerings page!  I love it all--cross stitch, embroidery, needle and rug punching, rug hooking, rug braiding, needle felting, doll making and quilting! 

Thank you so much for checking out my page!

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This is a punched mat or chair pad using wool yarn that I have created! My own design! I love the colors on this! 10 1/2" inches around. $5.00 US shipping. Thanks for checking out my page!
This wonderful rug was designed by my friend, Joyce Reed of Joyce Reed folkart! She is so talented! She designed it with a light background, which I love, but I decided to hook it with beautiful shades of brown! It measures 14" x 16." $5.00 US shipping! Thanks for looking!


Such a fun pattern from Lori Brechlin, Notforgotten Farm. I love to do embroidery! This adorable, framed hen measures 5 1/2" x 7 1/2". US shipping will be $5.00. Thanks for looking! SOLD, thank you!
I love old baskets! I'm parting with one! I cross stitched this vintage design and placed it on top of the basket. It can be lifted off the basket if you wish to place special items into the basket! The basket is 11" tall. The cross stitch circle is approx. 5" around. US shipping will be $8.00. Thanks for checking out my page!
I have this very special grouping for your consideration. I love Victorian sewing birds--they were clamped to a table near the seamstress or stitcher. It held pins as well as held ribbon in the bird's beak! You will get the bird and the tomato pincushion I stitched! This is a pattern by With thy Needle and Thread. I then attached a little mini tomato to the side (made with wool). US shipping will be $6.00. Thanks so much for checking out my creations! Sold! Thank you!
I love the subdued color of this beautiful cross stitch pillow tuck! It measures 4 1/2" x 5". It is rag stuffed. Free US shipping. Thanks for checking out my items! Sold, thank you!!