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Sampler of the Month

Under the Hedgerow - Susannah Love 1812 Sampler




Linen and Threads specialises in Antique and Reproduction Cross Stitch, Needlework and Embroidery, with the latest designs and products from Australia and Overseas including:

  • Hands Across the Sea Samplers
  • Plum Street Samplers
  • The Scarlet Letter
  • Gigi R
  • Little House Needleworks
  • Blackbird Designs
  • Carriage House Samplings
  • Long Dog
  • Permin
  • Mirabilia
  • Nora Corbett
  • Lizzie*Kate
  • Zweigart
  • Weeks Dye Works
  • The Gentle Art
  • And much much more

We are have orders arriving from the US and Europe all the time, so if you cannot find something you are looking for, use the Contact Us form to let us know and we can try to order it in for you.

 

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Country Cottage Needleworks - Snow Place Like Home Series

Country Cottage Needleworks - Snow Place Like Home Series

The Snow Place Like Home series consists of 5 designs that will be released consecutively for 5 mont..

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Plum Street Samplers - Caroline Broomhead 1838

Plum Street Samplers - Caroline Broomhead 1838

Plum Street Samplers - Caroline Broomhead 1838 ChartAlso includes her "Little Friends" PinkeepI adap..

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Plum Street Samplers - A Merry Hart

Plum Street Samplers - A Merry Hart

Plum Street Samplers - A Merry Hart ChartOriginally released at the Tomorrow's Heirlooms retreat las..

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Plum Street Samplers - Hurt Not The Earth

Plum Street Samplers - Hurt Not The Earth

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Testimonials

What is Cross Stitch?

Cross-stitch is a popular form of counted-thread embroidery in which X-shaped stitches in a tiled, raster-like pattern are used to form a picture. Cross-stitch is often executed on easily countable evenweave fabric called aida cloth. The stitcher counts the threads in each direction so that the stitches are of uniform size and appearance. This form of cross-stitch is also called counted cross-stitch in order to distinguish it from other forms of cross-stitch. Sometimes cross-stitch is done on designs printed on the fabric (stamped cross-stitch); the stitcher simply stitches over the printed pattern.

Fabrics used in cross-stitch include aida, linen and mixed-content fabrics called 'evenweave'. All cross stitch fabrics are technically "evenweave," it refers to the fact that the fabric is woven to make sure that there are the same number of threads in an inch both left to right and top to bottom (vertically and horizontally). Fabrics are categorized by threads per inch (referred to as 'count'), which can range from 11 to 40 count. Aida fabric has a lower count because it is made with two threads grouped together for ease of stitching. Cross stitch projects are worked from a gridded pattern and can be used on any count fabric, the count of the fabric determines the size of the finished stitching.

Source: Wikipedia