Craft circle

For the SAP Concur Vancouver team, my desk doubles as an informal craft supply library. Here are the details if you want to drop by!

  • All of my coworkers are welcome to drop by any time
  • I typically try to get a group together for cross-stitching on Wednesday after eating (12:30–1:00ish).
  • You’re free to take and use any of the consumable materials in the library (fabric, hoops, thread, etc.).
  • Please leave shared tools (scissors, needle threader, etc.) in the library for others to use.
  • You can store your project at your desk or take it home with any materials you need.


The craft supply library has everything you need to get started on a cross-stitch project:

  • DMC embroidery floss, assorted colours
  • Aida fabric (14 count), white and navy
  • bamboo embroidery hoops (4” diameter)
  • rounded-tip tapestry needles
  • embroidery scissors
  • needle threader

Low-resolution pixel art can easily be adapted into cross-stitch patterns; a bunch of us are making projects based on Pokémon and other Game Boy sprites. You can also buy cross-stitch patterns online from designers like Diana Watters, download freebies from DMC, or design your own with tools like Stitch Fiddle and Pixaki. A circular hoop 4” (56 stitches) in diameter can fit a square design up to 40px wide.