Sit every day and stitch one flower – by the end of a year you’ll have a beautiful tapestry of different flowers. Use any thread – leftovers from kits, last-thread-of-the-skein – anything goes! Carolyn says: “Over the course of 2017, I embroidered a piece that consisted of four 18” x 18” “canvases”, stitching a flower or two every day using a tangled up bunch of stray embroidery threads I had; cotton floss, perle cottons, silks, overdyed, off-brand flosses. (You get the idea!). So sit back, grab your box of threads and stitch your garden.” Finished piece measures 223w x 225h, or 16" x 16" on 14ct. fabric.
The “gold standard” of embroidery floss (along with Anchor), DMC floss is made of 100% Egyptian long-staple cotton in France. 6 easily dividable size 25 plies. Available in 454 solid colors. 8 metre pull skein.
Kreinik #4 (Very Fine) braid primarily used for cross stitching but excellent for a variety of applications including canvaswork, embellishing, crazy quilting, scrapbooking, and other crafts and needlework techniques. 11M (12 yd) spool.
A heavy 3 ply thread with a looser twist, resulting in a more satiny look to the stitches. All available colours are on this website (not manufactured in all Edmar's colours). Please note that dye lots may vary widely and computer monitors render colour differently.
Lola is a heavy 3 ply rayon thread. Excellent for making all kinds of embroidered flowers and other needlework. Available in all Edmar's colors. Please note that dye lots can vary widely in this thread, and computer monitors may render colour differently. 20.7 yards (19m) per skein.
Glory is a fine weight, 2 ply, Z-twisted thread. Excellent for fine detail work and available in all Edmar's colors. Please note that dye lots can vary widely in this thread, and computer monitors may render colour differently. 248 colours, 21.5 yds/20M per skein.
Mill Hill beads are some of the most popular beads worldwide. These tiny glass beads give projects ornamentation and flair. They are small, almost round in shape and 2.55mm (11/0 seed bead) in size. Each package contains 4.54 grams, or about 500 beads.
Gently shaded to simulate a vintage or antique look to stitching. Colourfast, hand-dyed 6 strand embroidery floss with subtle shading. Simply Shaker threads tend to have less variation in thread colour than the Sampler threads, with more medium tones.
Collectible perforated paper kits from Yarn Tree. Complete with DMC floss, charms, beads, perforated paper, embellishments, and needle to make your Olde Time Santa an heirloom to treasure for years to come. Finished designs between 5” to 6½” tall.
Two magnets - one inside the decorative part, one separate. Put the decorative part on top your needlework (or as a brooch on clothing), and the separate one on the underside or inside. It will hold your needle for you while it's not in your hand! Saves trying to find your needle, and sitting or stepping on your needle!