Do you have your wish list yet? What cross stitch item are you just dying for this year? The holidays are quickly approaching and there is no better time than the present to decide what you want for the stitchy season. Do you want a basket of floss? Maybe a new light? How about an endless supply of hoops? . Cross stitch supplies equal great projects and that means awesome gifts! Still stumped? Below is just a small sampling of the best cross stitch gifts out there
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The great thing about cross stitch is that you can do it on just about anything. From every day Aida cloth to decadent silk linen, fabric is essential to a great project. If you want to try something new, why not add hand dyed fabric to your list. Silkweaver hand dyed fabrics are premium dyed cross stitch fabric. Because it is hand dyed, each batch is slightly different. This is where the charm comes in because no piece will be exactly the same. They offer a wide range from bright vivid colors... to subtle marbleized hues.They also offer stamped and printed fabrics as well as other supplies. Check out their website for a wide variety of fabrics, supplies and classes. If you really want to be spoiled, put the Fabric of the Month club on your list.
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In addition to your hand dyed fabric, you may want to try hand dyed floss. These are usually made in small batches and can vary from skein to skein. This might be a problem for some but if you are wanting beautiful shading, these types of floss are perfect. You can find hand dyed floss in both cotton and in silk. The most popular hand dyed fabric is Weeks Dyed Floss . They are a family owned company and have been in business for a number of years. Another company to check out is Mo's Sale. T...he wonderful people at Mo'Sale not only make beautiful floss but they offer up patterns and fabrics. Don't forget to check out their grab bags and mystery bags.
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Sometimes bigger isn't always better. Case in point are these adorable mini hoops from Selena Hudson Designs. These wooden mini hoops are great for everything from jewelry to fairy gardens and doll houses. They come in a wide variety of shapes. You can use these hoops for so many different projects. Piece them together to create a fun and unusual piece. She also has other neat stuff in her shop such as jewelry supplies to turn your cross stitch into wearable art. These hoops make great... gifts that can be turned into other gifts and projects. It is the present that keeps on giving! Check out all the goodies at their Etsy store.
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Hold it all Together
You have the fabric, floss and hoops added to your list but what about something to carry it all in when you are on the go? Concord Collections has a great Cross Stitch Themed Totebag that would make a great way to wrap up all your stitchy gifts. You can customize this bag by stitching an image in the hoop. What a fun project and gift! What cross stitch fanatic wouldn't love to see this bag, stuffed with supplies under the tree? You can also use this as a crafty Christmas stocking. Concord... Collections offers up many designs on several items besides a tote bag. You can order this image on glasses, t-shirts, and mugs. Cafe Press has a lot of different artists and designers to choose from. You can also upload your own images for wearable and functional art.
Time to make a list and check it twice. Double check that all of your cross stitch wishes written down. Now all you have to worry about is being good, with maybe a touch of naughty. Remind those gift givers that if you get the supplies you want, they may get a little something back for their efforts. It's a win-win situation!