Fabric & Notions

Below is a selection of counted thread fabrics. We pride ourselves on offering high quality, traditional fabrics that will provide you with heirloom quality embroideries and give you a pleasant stitching experience.

Traditional Groundcloth (26ct) is 100% cotton fabric milled in Greece as a modern reproduction of handwoven fabrics traditionally used for counted thread embroideries.  It has a lovely, soft hand, a warm ivory color, and is a pleasure to work. It is excellent for beginners to counted thread work as well as experienced stitchers looking for a fabric with a handmade finish and natural color.

Mikini (30ct) is 100% cotton fabric milled in Greece using mercerized cotton which provides strength and lustre.

It is perfect for crisp, intricate stitch definition as well as drawn thread work and comes in two colors:

white and "sacaree" (the Greek for "raw sugar" color).

Legacy Linen (30ct) is 100% linen, 30 ct and is excellent for heirloom embroideries. We offer it in Coconut Cream and Sunflower colors.

A note about count: "26 ct" means there are 26 threads to the inch. If you make cross stitches over two threads, then you plan on 13 stitches to the inch. 30ct fabric is 30 threads to the inch, over two threads it equals 15 stitches to the inch.

We also offer specialty trims imported from a family owned company in Greece. These trims feature high quality Japanese thread which is then made into specialty trims, fringes, and braids on machines that have been in operation since the 1940s. We'll continue to add to our line of trims in the coming year, so please let us know if you're looking for something specific.

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