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.
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 have now upgraded our website software, there should no longer be any issues with add to cart functionality. Please let us know if you experience any difficulties.
We now have our remnant pieces on the website! More items are being added each week.
These are one of a kind & are non refundable, non exchangeable, but they are bargains! Each piece is at least 50% off standard retail value. They are located in the Clearance section (scroll down on the left).
NEW DECEMBER RELEASE MIRABILIA DESIGN - CHRISTMAS IN LONDON - ORDER CHART & SPARKLY BITS NOW! - FIND THEM UNDER DESIGNER COLLECTIONS.
We will be trading through the Christmas - New Year period (except public holidays).
We are closing from January 6 for around 4 weeks. Our last shipping day will be the 5th of January & plan to open sometime in the first week of February. I will not have access to any stock during this time, but will be checking emails periodically.
Please note, Prairie Moon have announced their retirement. It is with some sadness we see them go, Barb & Suzanne have provided many fun & quirky designs over the years & have been great supporters of our Stitches and Spice range of fabrics as well.
We have made a note of the charts we have in stock, we will be unable to get more in, we will update stock as it clears.
Dyelot delays: Please note that due to illness, we are unable to create new dyelots at the present time. We hope to be back to full health for 2015. In the meantime, we still have plenty of fabric in stock & are ordering new designs in on a regular basis & shipping out orders every week. If you order a fabric that is not currently in stock, we will contact you to discuss alternative fabric choices.
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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!)
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
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.
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 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.
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.
More local needlework stores have been added to our stockist listing, please check here for your LNS!
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.
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.
Last Updated: January 5, 2015
All prices quoted include GST