Tomorrow we are drawing for “Penguins” by Kappie Originals.
10% off Just Pins by Just Another Button Co. for the Fall at Julie’s X Stitch. They make great decorations for all forms of needlework.
Fun and Fast Angel Wings Swedish Weaving pattern. I love this design. So beautiful.
This Fun & Fast project starts with 2/3 yards of Natural Monks Cloth (8881) and 1 ball of Bravo yarn #00093. You could use Caron Collection Watercolours as a substitute in the colors of your choice.
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The winner of the free cross stitch pattern for April 21, 2013 drawing is Valerie Vivas. She won “The Blue Marriah” by Dimples Designs.
The next drawing takes place in two weeks and is for “Miss Fiona’s Rose Garden” from By the Bay. For details on how to enter.
Here are some beautiful designs by The Stitching Studio. They have very unique patterns. All Stitching Studio patters are 10% off every day.
As of January 27, 2013 the US Postal system has raised their international shipping rates considerably. We are forced to raise our rates to match the new costs. We continue to offer you the least expensive rates we can by shipping International First class for our flat rate. Thank you.
We have two great neutral colors of Tula fabric back in stock! Tula is a very soft, luxurious fabric. If you like Aida you can use Tula as a substitute for something different. We have Sand Tula and Country Mocha Tula back in stock.
In addition to our extensive cross stitch supplies we will also be adding Swedish Weaving supplies in the next few weeks.
Swedish Weaving or Huck Weaving, Huck Embroidery. Swedish weaving is stitched on only ONE side of the fabric. This is accomplished by inserting the needle just under the float (vertical threads) in the cloth you are working with. The needle never penetrates the cloth. This type of embroidery was very popular in the 1930’s and 40’s. I recently found a towel that my Grandmother stitched (pictured below) many years ago. Swedish weaving can be done on any even weave fabric, but Huck fabric, Monks cloth, and Stockholm fabric are preferred by stitchers because they lend themselves well to the technique. The type of floss or yarn you use will depend on the size and type of fabric you use for your design. Pearl cotton thread or yarn is typically used to stitch Swedish Weaving.