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Started by Shona Kelly in Textile How-To: Questions & Explanations 9 hours ago. 0 Replies

Hi allI spent yesterday dyeing some brown fabric and threads only to discover when I rinsed it out that I have terracotta rather than brown.  I was starting from the 3 primary colour and was expecting to get a range of browns from chocolate, through…Continue

Tags: Dyeing

FYI, last set of Victoria Sampler CyberClasses

Started by Noelle Ferry in General topics yesterday. 0 Replies

I quite enjoy working Victoria Sampler designs (greatly appreciate their website's long list of free patterns).  I have several of their designs already worked and several more in my stash.  Over the years I have thought of taking one of their cyber…Continue

Charting hardanger designs

Started by Lorraine in General topics. Last reply by Eliste Aug 19. 2 Replies

Can anybody recommend any computer software (apple mac)for charting your own hardanger designs? It must be fairly easy to use as I'm not that great with computer technology terms.

looking for suggestions for beginner level

Started by Jennifer in For new hands. Last reply by Liz Adams Aug 17. 3 Replies

I am only recently returning to the joys of hand embroidery, and have a friend would would like me to teach both her and her 10 year old some basics. so where do I begin? should I start with some basic cross stitch? buy one of the cheap kits at the…Continue

In Search of : "Spécial à broder" N° 40 or finer from DMC (not "Mouliné") or from "Anchor"

Started by Nupur in General topics Aug 17. 0 Replies

Just wondering if any of you might have information on where I could possibly purchase cotton threads "Spécial à broder" N° 40 or finer from DMC (not "Mouliné") or from "Anchor" or perhaps some of you have it in your stash ... I'd be happy to pay…Continue

Tags: (not, DMC, Mouliné, ), Anchor

New space for books

Started by Carrie Roberts in Getting Organised!. Last reply by Linda J Calverley Aug 16. 1 Reply

Well - its moving time at our house. Darling daughter headed off to college, the boys took over her room, the office moved out of the sewing room, and I gained her desk/book shelf!  I am rather delighted.  Now I have space to have all of my…Continue

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What Fabric to use for crwel embroidery in South Africa

Started by Alet Myburgh in Textile How-To: Questions & Explanations. Last reply by Diane Venter nee Cremer Aug 11. 1 Reply

Hi you allNice to be back.Can somebody please help me with a name for fabric to do crewel embroidery. I am using a cotton twill, (look like thin denim).If you ask for a linen twill in South Africa it seems you speaks Greek.Happy stitchingAlet MyburghContinue

Rajmahal Art Silks

Started by Elizabeth Braun in Fabric, threads and tools. Last reply by Elaine Cochrane Aug 3. 8 Replies

I'm always interested in new (to me) threads and have been looking at the Rajmahal floss.  Has anyone any experience of using it?  What did they think of it?  How fine is it when compared to regular stranded cottons?  Also, what about the colour…Continue


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