All my life, I’ve stitched on Aida. It has been my dream to try my hands on evenweave but since it’s not available in any craft stores in Malaysia, I turn to my favourite Ebay sellers for ideas.
Honestly, there are so many types of evenweave fabrics out there that I simply don’t know how to choose. Plus, with the high postage costs, I have to buy within my budget. After much researching, calculating, weighing and consideration, I decided to buy from one of my favourite Ebay Sellers, StitchetyWitchety at their Ebay store, Stitcher’s Coven.
My Lucky Dip
I picked ‘Lucky Dip Bag‘ which contained approximately 125g of top quality evenweave and linen fabric (mainly Zweigart, Jobelan or Fabric Flair) in assorted colours and sizes at GBP4.95 which was taken from their collection of off-cuts and roll-ends. And this was 4 months ago – how swiftly does time flies!
After touching, holding, scrutinizing and comparing the fabric with the ones pictured in the online store, I still don’t understand the difference between linen and evenweave! Nonetheless, I picked a bluish fabric, which I guess to be linen, to stitch on first. It was a very slow process in the beginning because I had to remind myself to leave out a space (stitch over 2 threads) every time.
Cross Stitching on Evenweave
I began my experience in cross stitching on evenweave by stitching my daughters’ name which I plan to affix on a few fabric purses from Bandung.
Hopefully by next week, I’ll have both of these names on the purses.
While I was still in a stitching mood, I also took the opportunity to stitch myself a bookmark. The patterns for the alphabets and the bookmark are from Cross Stitcher, Issue 248 (January 2012). .
I plan to stick this on a piece of acid-free card paper, if I can any. I seem to have misplaced my collection of acid-free craft papers…
Hopefully, I can complete all of these before Aidilfitri! 😀
And I am stitching for IHSW today & tomorrow – most definitely, come rain or shine! 😀