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Looking for something to stitch in 2017?  Why not join our Mystery Stitching A Long?  Bren has designed a Band Sampler which will be released in monthly parts on the first of each mont.  Best part, the charts are free.  Visit our Stitch A Long page for more information and do download each months part or join the Facebook group to see what everyone is doing.




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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2017 Mirabilia Stitchers' Retreat Dinner

2017 Mirabilia Stitchers' Retreat Dinner

For Retreat Attendees and their Guests onlyWe have organised an optional Dinner with Nora on Saturda..

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Just Nan - Spring Mouse In A House (#1 of 4 in the series)

Just Nan - Spring Mouse In A House (#1 of 4 in the series)

 Just Nan - Spring Mouse In A House (#1 of 4 in the series)Introducing Just Nan's NEW Mouse in ..

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Just Nan - Summer Mouse In A House (#2 of 4 in the series)

Just Nan - Summer Mouse In A House (#2 of 4 in the series)

 Just Nan - Summer Mouse In A House (#2 of 4 in the series)Introducing the second design in&nbs..

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2017 Cottage Garden Club

2017 Cottage Garden Club

The new Cottage Garden Club is about to commence in June.  It will be run a bit differently to ..

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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