Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Stitchery Background

I have been asked a few times about what fabric I use for my stitchery background...my favourite has always been Calico, but I have had trouble getting a good quality to stitch on...and my supply was getting low. So I was quite pleased to find Spotlight had 10 metre rolls back in stock. I don't get into a Spotlight store very often, but use their shop at home service.

all the above stitcheries I have used Calico

A 10 Metre roll for only $32.95 which I think is a pretty good price! Postage is about an extra $7.00.

Do you have a preferred background fabric for stitching on?

Enjoy your week

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Anonymous said...

I do have to confess that after getting a kit that had hanky linen in it... I'm a bit sold on hanky linen! I love the feel of it. Maybe it's because I'm used to doing cross stitches on linen?

Fiona said...

Hi Lisa... your stitcheries always look lovely... I have often used calico - especially the seeded cotton... but also have recently used a bit of hanky linen and love that effect... and linen.... and.. and...

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

After recently starting mu Vignette Quilt which has Hanky Linen I am also sold on it.

Do you wash your calico before stitching?

Anonymous said...

i have to agree with the others also Lisa,i love linen or hanky linen to stitch on,and i love your stitcheries especially the cat one

Leanne said...

Beautiful stitcheries Lisa, I love to use tea stain. I use that in most of my stitcheries, I also discovered hanky linen which is fast becoming a favourite to stitch on, I love the feel of it.

Roseanne said...

I brought a hole bolt of moda bella solids which is a cream 100 cotton. Lovely to work with.

Bev C said...

Hello Lisa,

I use either cream homespun or calico like you. I haven't heard of hanky linen so will have to check that one out. I used to use the Spotlight service when I wanted to send things to my daughter who lived 5 hours away, it was easier and cheaper to order her a gift from Spotlight and get them to post it.

Happy days.
Happy days.

Anonymous said...

Calico is my favourite.
You do the most beautiful crisp stitching - well done.

Googy Girl said...

i tend to use whatever is on hand or suits what the stitcheries. I have used alot of calico though, i haven't tried hanky linen, might go looking for that for the next project

Vanilla said...

I was looking for a good fabric for my stitcheries but didn't know what to get. thanks for your advice. Where did you get your calico?

Graciela said...

I like so much your stitchery
kisses ♥

Gloria J W said...

Wahooo... I love calico as well. Must admit I have been frowned at by some as calico "isn't quite the thing". But me... I love the honset feel of calico and it works up so crisply. Glad to hear that your beautiful stitching is on calico as well!!
Cheers Gloria

Unknown said...

I'm Claudia from Italy.Can you tell me where I can buy calico on line?
Your stitcheries are simply wonderful.Beautiful beautiful and beautiful!!
Thank you,Claudia.