The Cross Stitch Design and Fabric Viewer

All Designs on this site are copyright protected by Martina Rosenberg of Châtelaine, Nora Corbett of Mirabilia Designs - Wichelt, Hoffman Distributing Co.The Estate of Marilyn Levitt-Imblum and owner Beth Katz of Told in a Garden, Lavender & Lace and Butternut Road Designs, Laura Lattuda of Passione Ricamo, Joan Elliot of  Joan Elliott Designs

This website has been created for the purpose of selecting a fabric for the designs of Châtelaine Designs© , Mirabilia - Nora Corbett© of Wichelt Imports, Nora Corbett - Hoffman Distributing Co Exclusives©, Lavender & Lace©, Butternut Road©, Teresa Wentzler of TW Designworks©,   Laura G. Lattuada of Passione Ricamo©, and Joan Elliott Designs©. The pattern images here are quite rough and do not indicate exactly how your final stitching will turn out nor do they adequately show the pattern details.  Links to each Designer and Fabric Dyer have been provided.  Just click on the name to access their websites.

ATTENTION POTENTIAL NEW DYERS and ARTISTS:  This Viewer is meant for the enjoyment of Stitchers around the world to help them select a new hand dyed fabric for their selected designs. New Dyers and Artists are only added after numerous requests from STITCHERS are made.  The requests for new Dyers or Artists must come without the influence of the Dyer or Artist, be completely unbiased, and the Dyer or Artist must be well established with a good reputation.   Only after a certain number of positive requests have been reached AND the committee approves the Dyer or Artist, will the Dyer or Artist then be contacted for permission to use the Dyer's or Artist's images in the Viewer.

We consider adding dyers or designers to the Viewer who are requested to be added by multiple stitchers in the normal course of daily life.  It's less about numbers and more about genuine interest.  It's not a rally call to achieve a certain number of requests.

REMEMBER: Colors of fabrics viewed on monitors will not always match the actual fabric; Some colors or patterns may be brighter, muted, lighter or darker when stitched and many hand dyed fabrics are unique. Also, different types of fabric respond differently to dyes. Evenweaves often look drastically different than Linens, and vice versa. SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE TO SEE EXAMPLES.   Also, each computer monitor has different colors settings.  PLEASE REMEMBER THIS AS YOU USE THIS SITE.

That said, I hope you get many hours of inspiration from using this web site.  Twitter and Facebook links are at the bottom of this page.

Patterns click name to access providers website
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Alessandra Adelaide Needlework Designs
Châtelaine - Martina Rosenberg:
Joan Elliott Designs
Lavender & Lace, Butternut Road, TIAG:
Mirabilia - Wichelt Imports:
Nora Corbett - Hoffman Distributing Co. Exclusives:
Passione Ricamo:
Teresa Wentzler:
Fabrics Click name to access providers website
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Colour Cascade Fabrics:
Country Stitch Kiwi:
Crafty Kitten:
Hand Dyed Fabrics by Steph:
Permin Linen:
Picture This Plus Fabrics:
Polstitches Fabrics:
Sparklies Fabric:
Sunny Dyes Fabric
Under the Sea Fabrics
Zweigart Linen:

The reason behind the color difference in the fabric, as quoted by Cath, the owner of Countrystitch:

[It is important] "to emphasise that you need to check the colour you want in as close a match to the fabric you want as you can, because of the different way the fabrics take the dye. This is particularly important where the fabrics have a mix of natural and man-made fibres - e.g. Lugana, Jazlyn, Jobelan. The fibre-reactive dyes are formulated to work by bonding chemically with the cellulose fibres in the fabric. Cellulose is the natural plant material, and can be found in both linen and cotton fibres, and to a much lesser extent in rayon. Rayon is made from wood pulp, so technically it could be considered a natural fibre. In reality, however, the processing it goes through results in it behaving more like a man-made fibre.

Lugana, Jazlyn and Jobelan will always give much paler results than linen because there is less cellulose in the fibres of the fabric for the dyes to bond with, so the bonded dye molecules are effectively spaced further apart. Cotton fabrics will give varying depths of colour (depending on the weave and count of the fabric). Linen gives the most intense colours of all, and the higher the thread count, the more intense the colour - the more threads per inch, the more colour per inch.

Images below are provided by Steph of Hand Dyed Fabrics by Steph.




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