This page catalogues the cross-stitch supplies I have on hand, so I can reference it when I’m out shopping, but it may be useful to my coworkers1 or anyone looking to pick up a new relaxing hobby.
- DMC embroidery floss, see colours below
- Aida fabric (14 count), white and navy
- bamboo embroidery hoops (usually 4” diameter2)
- 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.
DMC floss colours
JASC-PAL file with colours in inventory (Pixaki palette)
I keep approximately the same supplies at my desk at SAP; my coworkers are welcome to drop by any time to borrow supplies or to join me for a crafting circle around lunchtime. ↩︎
Using 14-count Aida fabric — helpfully close to 10√2-count — an n-inch circular hoop will fit a design approximately 10n inches square. ↩︎