This page catalogues the cross-stitch supplies I have on hand, so I can reference it when I'm out shopping.
- DMC embroidery floss, see colours below
- Aida fabric (14 count), white and navy
- bamboo embroidery hoopsUsing 14-count Aida fabric, an n-inch circular hoop will fit a square design with approximately 10n stitches per side.
- rounded-tip tapestry needles
- embroidery scissors
- needle threader
Low-resolution pixel art, such as Pokémon sprites make for great cross-stitch patterns. I use the iPad app Pixaki to create pixelated designs before copying them to Stitchly, an invaluable specialized cross-stitch app for iOS. You can also buy cross-stitch patterns online from designers like Diana Watters or download freebies from DMC.