For those who would like to make their own embroideries, we offer the following supplies:
Embroidery Kits—these kits include the ground cloth, historic design reformatted with the correct corner and motif repeats (printed on paper), and the DMC floss needed to work the design. Each kit also includes an instruction sheet on finishing and how to make variations of each design (for example, the Icon Stand Cloth kit includes variations for making a matching altar cloth). I will be adding more kits each month, so please check frequently or let me know if you have a specific item you would like to see made up as a kit.
Patterns—the following are vintage patterns that were released in Greece in the 1960s and 1970s by the DMC floss company. Each pattern has a variety of designs and is $15. There are also vintage embroidery booklets produced by DMC in the 1950s and these are $20/each.
Please note: I have an original set of most of the DMC patterns and will be releasing those as individual patterns as I am able to upload into modern cross-stitch software and print.
Fabric—historic folk embroidery is worked on several types of traditional fabric groundcloths. I offer three of these:
A note about groundcloth: if you have only worked cross-stitch embroidery on Aida or similar “counted-thread” groundcloth, you will be amazed at the difference in the finished embroidery when worked on a traditional groundcloth!