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.