Diamant is a DMC “metallic” thread that comes on a spool. It is a single non-divisible strand that is weighted the same as 2 strands of cotton floss. Many people find it much easier to use than the DMC Light Effects “metallics”, which come in 6 strand divisible skeins.
First up – Aida! Aida is the go-to fabric for millions of stitchers, and probably the most used world-wide. It is 100% cotton, with easy to see holes and comes in a wide selection of colours. “Mystic Grey” is a beautiful shade of grey with just a hint of olive green, making it a lovely […]
Needlepoint is an ancient needlecraft that has recently enjoyed a resurgence in popularity. It is used to create pillows, bags, eyeglass cases, purses, wall hangings, rugs, upholstery for furniture, even clothing! What sets it apart from other kinds of needlecrafts is the “ground” that it is stitched on. Needlepoint is done on evenweave canvas, not […]
A few weeks ago, we were approached by RedFin about turning a house into a home using cross-stitch and embroidery! Here is the article: https://www.redfin.com/blog/cross-stitch-home-decor-ideas/ Happy stitching! Cheers!Donna and Serena
Aida, Lugana, Linen and Linda We get a lot of questions regarding the difference between the main types of fabrics that are specifically designed for cross stitch and other needle arts. All fabrics designed for cross stitch are “evenweave”, which means that there are the same number of threads in one direction as the other. […]
White, or Antique White? Aye, there’s the rub! All quotes aside, it’s the eternal question, isn’t it? It’s not always an easy decision to make because the best choice varies from pattern to pattern. But there are some universal truths about either colour. Let’s start with their DMC colour matches: White – DMC: BLANC Antique […]
Hello, stitchers! Serena here again with a blog series this time! I’m calling it My Magic Hour: A Product Tour (like an artist’s “best of” tour but I can still be in the privacy of my own home to bring it to you!) So, what is a “product tour”? It works thusly: I use a […]