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Welcome to Stitches and Spice!

We are an Australian owned on-line business supplying a range of hand dyed fabrics for cross-stitch and needlework enthusiasts.  Our aim is to provide you with quality fabric to make your special projects unique works of art.  We pride ourselves in offering friendly and efficient service at a price that makes something special affordable whether for a specific project or just stash enhancement!

Our product range is constantly expanding, so be sure to visit regularly for new colour and fabric releases.

I hope you enjoy your visit here at Stitches and Spice.

Naomi

SITE NAVIGATION: Most designs we offer are shown under the Designer Collections section - they are listed by designer.  Please contact us if you need any assistance finding a design.

We just upgraded our computer to Windows8.  It is now much faster to add items to the website & we are catching up on a lot of our stock that hasn't made it to the site.  However, some customers are experiencing difficulty with adding items to their cart, but I have not yet been able to identify what is causing the issue, as it is only happening on 1 of our 3 computers here & it isnt the one that is Windows8.  The other 2 computers are working fine & I have tested across several browsers.

If you are having difficulty adding items to your cart, please email us your selection & we will process manually for you & send an Order Confirmation.

We are working to have this rectified as soon as possible.

 

NEW COLOUR Launch for Valentine's Day!

Teardrop - a very soft blend of blue, violet & baby pink.  See a preview on our Facebook page (search for Stitches and Spice). Available in all fabrics & all threads from February 14, 2014. (A shout out to any other Lauren Kate fans!)

 

NEW designs added to site - Mirabilia, Heaven & Earth, Praiseworthy Stitches, Victoria Sampler, Blackbird Designs, Lizzie Kate and Ink Circles.

CURIOUS QUILTS - Quilt Patterns now available - including the Kate Greenaway Under the Window Quilt Kits

NORA CORBETT CHARTS - SPECIAL CLEARANCE - As we are unable to purchase these at a reasonable price, we are clearing all our remaining stock of this range at only $10 per chart!  See under Clearance - Nora Corbett Charts.  We are still continuing to stock the Sparkly Bits packs, you can see these under Designer Collections / Nora Corbett.

DINKY-DYES COTTON CLEARANCE: All Dinky-Dyes cotton threads have been discontinued by the manufacturer.  We have limited stock left - see the Clearance Section for stock & pricing - minumum 50% off!

We are also clearing Dinky Dyes Charts - See under the Clearance section, as always - limited stock, prices as marked, starting at 30% off retail price!

JUBILEE FABRIC CLEARANCE - Jubilee fabric has been discontinued by Zweigart.  We have now exhausted our stock of undyed fabric, so can now only offer the dyed pieces currently in stock.  We have removed Jubilee from our general fabric items & have added the remaining Jubilee items to our Clearance section.

New BOTM Designs now available - Santa's Village, Little Sheep Virtues & Lizzie Kate Jingles

INTERNET LOYALTY PROGRAM - See our Loyalty Program page for details

Fabric Availability:

Please note that a few of the Opalescent fabrics are no longer available from the factory.  The stock I am holding is all that I can currently source.  Please check the What's New Section for full details.

 

Our Fabrics

We use only premium quality Zweigart fabrics to ensure the best possible result for your project.

Each piece is overlocked to prevent fraying.  Our fabrics are washed and rinsed several times to remove all excess dye.  Dimensions are based on the pre-dyed piece, so some shrinkage may occur during the dyeing process.

At present we offer the follow fabrics in our range:  14ct, 16ct & 18ct Aida,  22ct Hardanger, 25ct Dublin Linen, 28ct Cashel Linen, 32ct Belfast Linen, 36ct Edinburgh Linen, 40ct Newcastle Linen and 28ct Evenweaves - Jobelan and Jubilee, as well as 25ct & 32ct Lugana. 

Our Opalescents range is comprised of Aida 14ct, Belfast 32ct Linen, Cashel 28ct Linen, Edinburgh 36ct Linen, Lugana 28ct (Brittney) and Lugana 32ct (Murano).

We also stock Quilter's Muslin and Shanghai Linen (approx 34ct, but not an evenweave linen) for stitchery or creative embroidery projects.

If you prefer a different fabric, please let us know as we are constantly reviewing colours and fabrics.

Treatment of Fabrics

Do not leave hand dyed fabric on q-snaps, frames, hoops or scroll rods when you are not stitching.  When you are finished stitching for the day, please remove them, or if using a scroll rod, loosen the tension significantly.

You may wash & iron your hand dyed fabrics the same as standard fabrics.

While we have rinsed to ensure colourfastness, to be on the safe side, we recommend a gentle rinse before any stitching is done, especially with darker colours.

Different Fibres

Different fabrics react differently to the dyeing process.  This is a combination of fibre content and tightness of weave.  Generally speaking, Aida has a softer effect, whereas Linen takes the dye more strongly.  We have scanned the colourways by fabric type to show the individual effect, but if requesting a custom or specialty piece, please keep this in mind.

Our Product Range

Spice Sensations are our single colour range but still have texture for hand-dyed originality.  With less colour movement than the blends, this range offers an alternative to factory produced product and allows a greater variety of unique colour choices and subtle changes in shade.

Spice Blends are a more obvious hand dyed fabric.  These will work well for those stitchers looking for an antiqued effect or a subtle blend of colours for creating that unique project.  Each piece of fabric in this collection is a one of a kind.  Although we use the same colours on different pieces, each fabric has it’s own character and style.  Since each piece is individually created, the images shown are representative of that design.

Spice Packs group a range of distinctive products together at a special price.

 

Please visit our QUILT Section - our Celtic Quilt can be seen here.  Purchase a kit for this quilt - instructions are available from Australian Patchwork & Quilting V12 #6- September 2004.

Stockist Updates!

More local needlework stores have been added to our stockist listing, please check here for your LNS!

Payment Options

In addition to being able to pay by cheque, money order or direct deposit, Stitches and Spice accept Visa and Mastercard payments.  

Due to International Credit Card Processing regulations - we can no longer accept Credit Card information over the web.  International Customers wising to pay via credit card, please select Paypal & you can pay using your credit card once we send you a payment request.  Australian Customers - select the type of card your wish to pay with & we will phone you for your card details when your order is ready to ship.

There is no additional charge for credit card payment.

Custom Service

Is there a specific colour or size that you are looking for?  Let us know and we will quote on a custom colour for any fabric in our range.

Trade Enquiries Welcome

Last Updated: June 10, 2014

All prices quoted include GST