Hardanger is made of 100% cotton at 22 count. It is typically used for Hardanger embroidery, but can also be used by cross stitchers looking for more delicate detail in their projects. Its wonderful for projects like ornaments and doilies.
Jobelan is a wonderful fabric. It’s elegant, soft, smooth sheen makes it a pleasure to work with. You can find Jobelan 28 or 32 count in many solid and hand dyed colors. It drapes nicely and is resistant to wrinkles.
Jobelan is great for stitching table linens, cushions or pillows as it is also easy to wash.
Linen has a crisp feel and comes in several different counts, colors and styles. It offers a more “old fashioned” or traditional look to a piece. Working with linen can be a bit more challenging but is well worth the effort.
Different styles include Belfast which is softer than regular linen, Cashel which is also less stiff, as well as Cork, Dublin and Edinburgh.
During the Victorian era, most perforated paper projects consisted of bookmarks or bible verses made into samplers that were hung on the wall. It is still used today for the same purposes. It comes in a variety of solid and marbled colors and is generally 14 count.
Perforated paper is great for Christmas ornaments and bookmarks!
Waste Canvas is used to stitch on fabrics that are not cross stitch friendly, such as clothing, table cloths and napkins. It makes it eash to count and position your design, and when you’re finished, you wet your waste canvas and gently pull it out from under your design so that all that is left is the design stitched on the fabric or garment.