Needlework FAQ: Fabric


Kathleen Dyer --
Sunday, March 20, 2005

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Table of Contents

1. Fabric Counts and Compositions
1.1 Aidas and Evenweaves
1.2 Unevenweaves
2. Fabric Colors Compared to DMC

A. About the Needlework FAQs

A.1 General Comments
A.2 How to Find the FAQs

The lists of fabrics were originally posted by Dawn Scotting, and later updated by Jill Scott-Piner and Dawn Scotting. In 1996, Mary Catherine Ricks of Craftsmen's Studio took the latest version of this FAQ with her to various trade and consumer shows, chasing down all the fabric manufacturers and importers she could find in order to make the lists as comprehensive and accurate as possible. I have updated the several times list since then.

Please note that Wichelt is listed as a manufacturer. Actually, this company is an importer and distributor of fabrics in the US.

The count (ct.) is number of threads per inch.

1.1 Aidas and Evenweaves

CT.  FABRIC NAME
---  -----------

  4  Jute                      100% Jute
                               Comments:
                               Manufacturer: Wichelt

  6  Aida                      100% Cotton
                               Comments:
                               Manufacturer: Crafters Pride, Wichelt

  6  Herta                     100% Cotton
                               Comments:
                               Manufacturer: Zweigart

  6  North Glen                90% Cotton/10% Viscose
                               Comments:
                               Manufacturer: 

  7  Country Aida              100% Polyacrylic
                               Comments:
                               Manufacturer: Zweigart

  7  Goldau                    40% Cotton/55% Rayon/5% Metallic
                               Comments: Metallic flecks in fabric
                               Manufacturer: Zweigart

  7  Kali                      100% Cotton
                               Comments:
                               Manufacturer: Charles Craft

  7  Klostern                  40% Cotton/60% Rayon
                               Comments:
                               Manufacturer: Zweigart

  7  Monks Cloth               100% Cotton
                               Comments:
                               Manufacturer: Charles Craft

  8  Aida                      100% Cotton
                               Comments:
                               Manufacturer: Zweigart

  8  Cottage Huck              100% Cotton
                               Comments:
                               Manufacturer: Zweigart

  8  Heatherfield              100% Polyacrylic
                               Comments:
                               Manufacturer: Wichelt

  8  Hertarette                100% Cotton
                               Comments: Discontinued
                               Manufacturer: Zweigart

  8  Savannah                  100% Polyacrylic
                               Comments: For placemats & table runners
                               Manufacturer: Wichelt

  8  Savannah                  100% Polyacrylic
                               Comments: Afghan
                               Manufacturer: Wichelt

 10  Betsy Ross Linen          100% Linen
                               Comments:
                               Manufacturer: Wichelt

 10  Copenhagen Tivoli         100% Cotton
                               Comments:
                               Manufacturer: Permin

 10  Heatherfield              100% Cotton
                               Comments:
                               Manufacturer: Wichelt

 10  Heatherfield              100% Polyacrylic
                               Comments:
                               Manufacturer: Wichelt

 10  Jute                      100% Jute
                               Comments:
                               Manufacturer: Zweigart

 10  Nordic Spring             85% Cotton/15% Poly
                               Comments:
                               Manufacturer: 

 10  Schonfel Damask           55% Cotton/45% Viscose
                               Comments: Patterned
                               Manufacturer: Wichelt

 10  Tilla                     40% Cotton/55% Rayon/5% Metallic
                               Comments: Metallic flecks in fabric
                               Manufacturer: Zweigart

 10  Tula                      40% Cotton/60% Rayon
                               Comments:
                               Manufacturer: Zweigart

 10  Tula                      52% Cotton/48% Rayon
                               Comments:
                               Manufacturer: Wichelt

 10  Vicenza                   100% Cotton
                               Comments:
                               Manufacturer: Zweigart

 11  Aida                      100% Cotton
                               Comments:
                               Manufacturer: Charles Craft, Crafters Pride, 
                                             Wichelt, Zweigart

 11  Bundle of Bows Damask     55% Cotton/45% Rayon
                               Comments: Patterned
                               Manufacturer: Zweigart

 11  Capri Damask              55% Cotton/45% Rayon
                               Comments:
                               Manufacturer: Zweigart

 11  Cherry Blossom            55% Cotton/45% Rayon
                               Comments: Patterned
                               Manufacturer: Zweigart

 11  Christmas Damasks: Bells  55% Cotton/45% Rayon
                               Comments:
                               Manufacturer: Zweigart

 11  Constance Damask          55% Cotton/45% Rayon
                               Comments: Patterned
                               Manufacturer: Zweigart (not in USA)

 11  DaCapo Damask             55% Cotton/45% Rayon
                               Comments: Patterned
                               Manufacturer: Zweigart

 11  Damask Aida               52% Cotton/48% Rayon
                               Comments:
                               Manufacturer: Zweigart

 11  EZ Count Aida             98% Cotton/2% Polyacrylic
                               Comments:
                               Manufacturer: Zweigart

 11  Goldberg Damask           55% Cotton/45% Rayon
                               Comments:
                               Manufacturer: Zweigart

 11  Hardida                   100% Cotton
                               Comments:
                               Manufacturer: Zweigart (not in USA)

 11  Merino                    100% wool
                               Comments: Afghan
                               Manufacturer: Zweigart

 11  Montana Damask            55% Cotton/45% Rayon
                               Comments:
                               Manufacturer: Zweigart

 11  Obersburg Damask          55% Cotton/45% Rayon
                               Comments: Patterned
                               Manufacturer: Zweigart (not in USA)

 11  Papillon Butterfly Damask 55% Cotton/45% Rayon
                               Comments:
                               Manufacturer: Zweigart

 11  Pearl Aida                100% Cotton
                               Comments:
                               Manufacturer: Zweigart

 11  Rosemary Damask           55% Cotton/45% Rayon
                               Comments: Patterned
                               Manufacturer: Zweigart (not in USA)

 11  Rosemont Damask           55% Cotton/45% Rayon
                               Comments: Patterned
                               Manufacturer: Zweigart (not in USA)

 11  Schonfels Damask          55% Cotton/45% Rayon
                               Comments: Patterned
                               Manufacturer: Zweigart

 11  Snowflakes Damask         55% Cotton/45% Rayon
                               Comments:
                               Manufacturer: Zweigart

 11  Stratford Damask          55% Cotton/45% Rayon
                               Comments: Patterned
                               Manufacturer: Zweigart (not in USA)

 11  Viale Damask              55% Cotton/45% Rayon
                               Comments: Damask with Aida insert
                               Manufacturer: Zweigart

 11  Wool - Aida               100% Wool
                               Comments:
                               Manufacturer: Wichelt

 12  Arno                      100% Cotton
                               Comments: Patterned
                               Manufacturer: Zweigart (not in USA)

 12  Jute                      100% Jute
                               Comments:
                               Manufacturer: Zweigart

 14  Aida                      100% Cotton
                               Comments:
                               Manufacturer: Zweigart, Charles Craft, 
                                             Crafters Pride, Wichelt

 14  Aida                      Cotton/Polyester/Flax
                               Comments:
                               Manufacturer: Crafters Pride

 14  Alba                      100% Polyacrylic
                               Comments: Afghan, 4 squares x 3 squares
                               Manufacturer: Zweigart

 14  Almanac                   100% Polyacrylic
                               Comments: Afghan, 4 squares x 3 squares
                               Manufacturer: Zweigart

 14  Angelica                  100% Polyacrylic
                               Comments: Afghan, 25 or 30 squares
                               Manufacturer: Wichelt

 14  Astoria Cloth             50% Poly/50% Viscose
                               Comments:
                               Manufacturer: Wichelt

 14  Augusta                   100% Cotton
                               Comments: Afghan, 21 stitchable squares
                               Manufacturer: Zweigart

 14  Banjo Cloth               Cotton/Poly/Linen
                               Comments:
                               Manufacturer:

 14  Brenda                    100% Cotton
                               Comments: Aida with lines of color woven through.
                               Manufacturer: Zweigart

 14  Carola                    100% Cotton
                               Comments:
                               Manufacturer:

 14  Christmas Plaid           100% Trevira/Viscose
                               Comments: Patterned
                               Manufacturer: Charles Craft

 14  Cottage Huck              100% Cotton
                               Comments:
                               Manufacturer: Zweigart

 14  Country Cloth             30% Linen/70% Poly
                               Comments:
                               Manufacturer:

 14  Damask Aida               55% Cotton/45% Rayon
                               Comments:
                               Manufacturer: Zweigart

 14  Dutch Garden              100% Polyacrylic
                               Comments: Afghan, 12 squares.  Discontinued?
                               Manufacturer: Wichelt

 14  EZ Count Aida             98% Cotton/2% Polyacrylic
                               Comments:
                               Manufacturer: Zweigart

 14  Fiddler's Cloth           50% Cotton/42% Polyester/8% Linen
                               Comments:
                               Manufacturer: Charles Craft, Wichelt

 14  Fiddler's Lite            50% Cotton/42% Polyester/8% Linen
                               Comments:
                               Manufacturer: Charles Craft

 14  Floba                     30% Linen/70% Rayon
                               Comments:
                               Manufacturer: Zweigart

 14  Gloria                    100% Polyacrylic
                               Comments: Afghan, 1 large pattern
                               Manufacturer: Zweigart

 14  Gloria                    70% Rayon/30% Linen
                               Comments: Patterned
                               Manufacturer: Wichelt

 14  Hearthside                100% Polyacrylic
                               Comments: Afghan, 6 squares x 5 squares
                               Manufacturer: Zweigart

 14  Hearthstone               60% Linen/40% Cotton
                               Comments:
                               Manufacturer: Wichelt

 14  Hearthstone Aida          60% Cotton/40% Linen
                               Comments:
                               Manufacturer: Zweigart

 14  Homespun Cloth            100% Viscose
                               Comments:
                               Manufacturer:

 14  Honeybee                  100% Polyacrylic
                               Comments: Afghan, 5 squares x 4 squares
                               Manufacturer: Zweigart

 14  Huck Fabric               100% Cotton
                               Comments:
                               Manufacturer: Zweigart

 14  Hunt Club                 Polyester/Rayon
                               Comments: Discontinued
                               Manufacturer: Charles Craft for Leisure Arts

 14  Jessica                   100% Cotton
                               Comments:
                               Manufacturer: Zweigart

 14  Lady Elizabeth            100% Trevira/Viscose
                               Comments: Afghan, 20 squares
                               Manufacturer: Charles Craft

 14  Linaida                   Linen/Acrylic
                               Comments: "Homespun" look
                               Manufacturer: Charles Craft

 14  Lincoln                   80% Cotton/20% Linen
                               Comments:
                               Manufacturer: Zweigart

 14  Loomspun                  30% Linen/70% Polyacrylic
                               Comments:
                               Manufacturer: Zweigart

 14  Loomspun Aida             30% Cotton/70% Polyester
                               Comments:
                               Manufacturer: Zweigart

 14  Louisana                  100% Polyacrylic
                               Comments: Patterned
                               Manufacturer: Wichelt

 14  Louisiana                 100% Polyacrylic
                               Comments: 1 large pattern
                               Manufacturer: Wichelt

 14  Lucky Duck                100% Polyacrylic
                               Comments: 12 squares
                               Manufacturer: Wichelt

 14  Monza                     100% Polyacrylic
                               Comments: Afghan, 4 squares x 4 squares
                               Manufacturer: Zweigart

 14  New Gardasee              100% Polyacrylic
                               Comments:
                               Manufacturer: Zweigart (not in USA)

 14  Northwoods                20% Linen/80% Acrylic
                               Comments:
                               Manufacturer:

 14  Novara                    100% Cotton
                               Comments: Afghan, 7 squares x 5 squares
                               Manufacturer: Zweigart

 14  Novara                    100% Polyacrylic
                               Comments: Afghan, 7 squares x 5 squares
                               Manufacturer: Zweigart

 14  Nursery Time              100% Trevira/Viscose
                               Comments: Afghan, 25 squares - 6"each
                               Manufacturer: Charles Craft

 14  Opalescent Aida           93% Cotton/7% Opalescent Yarn
                               Comments:
                               Manufacturer: Wichelt

 14  Patrice                   100% Polyacrylic
                               Comments: Afghan, 1 large pattern
                               Manufacturer: Zweigart

 14  Pilgrim Cloth             100% Cotton
                               Comments:
                               Manufacturer:

 14  Poesie Damask             55% Cotton/45% Rayon
                               Comments: Patterned
                               Manufacturer: Zweigart

 14  Prima                     100% Cotton
                               Comments: Patterned
                               Manufacturer: Zweigart

 14  Quick Quilt Damask        48% Cotton/52% Rayon
                               Comments: Patterned
                               Manufacturer: Zweigart (not in USA)

 14  Ragusa                    100% Polyacrylic
                               Comments:
                               Manufacturer: Zweigart

 14  Regina                    100% Cotton
                               Comments: Patterned
                               Manufacturer: Zweigart

 14  Royal Classic             Trevira/Viscose
                               Comments:
                               Manufacturer: Charles Craft

 14  Royal Classic             100% Trevira/Viscose
                               Comments:
                               Manufacturer: Charles Craft

 14  Rustico Aida              51% Cotton/34% Rayon/15% Linen
                               Comments:
                               Manufacturer: Zweigart

 14  Sal-Em Cloth              50% Poly/50% Rayon
                               Comments:
                               Manufacturer: Crafters Pride

 14  Salem Cloth               50% Polyester/50% Rayon
                               Comments:
                               Manufacturer: Wichelt

 14  Shona Damask              55% Cotton/45% Rayon
                               Comments: Patterned
                               Manufacturer: Zweigart (not in USA)

 14  Soft Touch                100% Dacron
                               Comments: Stain resistant VISA finish
                               Manufacturer: Charles Craft

 14  Teresa Cloth              100% Cotton
                               Comments: Afghan, 5 squares x 4 squares
                               Manufacturer: Zweigart

 14  Udine                     100% Polyacrylic
                               Comments: Afghan, 9 squares x 7 squares
                               Manufacturer: Zweigart

 14  Valentina                 100% Polyacrylic
                               Comments: Afghan, 12 squares.  Discontinued?
                               Manufacturer: Wichelt

 14  Venezia                   100% Polyacrylic
                               Comments:
                               Manufacturer:

 14  Victorian                 100% Trevira/Viscose
                               Comments: Afghan, center block, 26 blocks
                                         around
                               Manufacturer: Charles Craft

 14  Wild West                 55% Cotton/45% Acrylic
                               Comments:
                               Manufacturer:

 14  Yorkshire Aida            96% Cotton/4% Polyester
                               Comments:
                               Manufacturer: Zweigart

 16  Aida                      100% Cotton
                               Comments:
                               Manufacturer: Zweigart, Charles Craft, 
                                             Crafters Pride

 16  Betsy Ross Linen          100% Linen
                               Comments:
                               Manufacturer: Wichelt

 16  Congress Cloth            100% Cotton
                               Comments:
                               Manufacturer: Wichelt

 16  Heatherfield              100% Polyacrylic
                               Comments:
                               Manufacturer: Wichelt

 16  Jobelan                   51% Cotton/49% Polyester
                               Comments:
                               Manufacturer: Wichelt

 16  Rustico Aida              51% Cotton/34% Rayon/ 15% Linen
                               Comments:
                               Manufacturer: Zweigart

 17  Danish Linen              100% Linen
                               Comments:
                               Manufacturer: Wichelt

 18  Abby Cloth                100% Polyacrylic
                               Comments: Afghan
                               Manufacturer: Zweigart for Leisure Arts 

 18  Aida                      100% Cotton
                               Comments:
                               Manufacturer: Charles Craft, Zweigart, 
                                             Crafters Pride

 18  Aida                      Cotton/Polyester/Flax
                               Comments:
                               Manufacturer: Crafters Pride

 18  Alphabet                  100% Cotton
                               Comments: Afghan, 30"x36" center/26 sqs 
                                         around
                               Manufacturer: Charles Craft

 18  Anne Cloth                100% Cotton
                               Comments: Afghan
                               Manufacturer: Zweigart

 18  Anne Cloth                100% Polyacrylic
                               Comments: Afghan
                               Manufacturer: Zweigart

 18  Arabella                  100% Polyacrylic
                               Comments: Discontinued
                               Manufacturer: Wichelt

 18  Astoria Cloth             50% Poly/50% Viscose
                               Comments:
                               Manufacturer: Wichelt

 18  Baby Snuggle              100% Polyacrylic
                               Comments: Afghan, 9 squares x 7 squares
                               Manufacturer: Zweigart

 18  Basic Cloth               100% Polyester
                               Comments:
                               Manufacturer:

 18  Bostonian                 100% Polyacrylic
                               Comments: Patterned, for placemats
                               Manufacturer: Wichelt

 18  Cork Linen                100% Linen
                               Comments:
                               Manufacturer: Zweigart

 18  Cottage Classic           100% Polyacrylic
                               Comments:
                               Manufacturer: Wichelt

 18  Cottage Lace Curtain      100% Polyacrylic
                               Comments: Patterned
                               Manufacturer: Wichelt

 18  Country Home              100% Polyacrylic
                               Comments: Afghan, 3 squares x 3 squares
                               Manufacturer: Zweigart

 18  Damask Aida               48% Cotton/52% Rayon
                               Comments:
                               Manufacturer: Wichelt

 18  Damask Aida               52% Cotton/48% Rayon
                               Comments:
                               Manufacturer: Zweigart

 18  Davosa                    100% Cotton
                               Comments:
                               Manufacturer: Zweigart

 18  Diamond                   100% Polyacrylic
                               Comments: Afghan, 1 large pattern
                               Manufacturer: Zweigart

 18  EZ Count Aida             98% Cotton/2% Polyacrylic
                               Comments:
                               Manufacturer: Zweigart

 18  Fiddler's Cloth           50% Cotton/42% Polyester/8% Linen
                               Comments:
                               Manufacturer: Charles Craft, Wichelt

 18  Fiddler's Lite            50% Cotton/42% Polyester/8% Linen
                               Comments:
                               Manufacturer: Charles Craft

 18  Fine Aida                 100% Cotton
                               Comments:
                               Manufacturer: Zweigart

 18  Floba                     30% Linen/70% Rayon
                               Comments:
                               Manufacturer: Zweigart

 18  Florina                   100% Rayon
                               Comments:
                               Manufacturer: Zweigart

 18  Friendship Circle         100% Polyacrylic
                               Comments: Afghan, 12 circles
                               Manufacturer: Wichelt

 18  Gretchen                  100% Cotton
                               Comments: Patterned
                               Manufacturer: I.C.Liebfried for Stoney Creek

 18  Home Sweet Home           90% Polyacrylic/10% Linen
                               Comments: Discontinued, Afghan, 16 squares
                               Manufacturer: Wichelt

 18  Honeycomb                 100% Polyacrylic
                               Comments: Afghan, 5 squares x 4 squares
                               Manufacturer: Zweigart

 18  Linen                     100% Linen
                               Comments:
                               Manufacturer: Wichelt

 18  Mosaik                    52% Cotton/48% Rayon
                               Comments: Afghan, 4 squares x 3 squares
                               Manufacturer: Zweigart

 18  Metallic Aida             93% Cotton/7% Metallic
                               Comments:
                               Manufacturer: Wichelt

 18  Norlin                    60% Linen/ 30% Cotton/10% Viscose
                               Comments:
                               Manufacturer:

 18  North Glen                90% Cotton/10% Viscose
                               Comments:
                               Manufacturer:

 18  Polly                     100% Polyacrylic
                               Comments: Imitation wool
                               Manufacturer: Wichelt

 18  Proud Pine                100% Polyacrylic
                               Comments: Afghan, 12 squares
                               Manufacturer: Wichelt

 18  Richmond                  100% Polyacrylic
                               Comments: Afghan
                               Manufacturer: Zweigart

 18  Rustico Aida              44% Cotton/39% Rayon/17% Linen
                               Comments:
                               Manufacturer: Zweigart

 18  Sal-Em Cloth              50% Poly/50% Rayon
                               Comments:
                               Manufacturer: Crafters Pride

 18  Salzburg                  100% Cotton
                               Comments:
                               Manufacturer: Wichelt

 18  Shaker                    55% Linen/ 25% Cotton/20% Poly
                               Comments:
                               Manufacturer: Wichelt

 18  Song Bird                 100% Polyacrylic
                               Comments: Afghan, 12 squares
                               Manufacturer: Wichelt

 18  Sweet Charity             100% Polyacrylic
                               Comments: Afghan, pattern 23.5" x 28.5"
                               Manufacturer: Wichelt

 18  Tabby                     100% Polyacrylic
                               Comments: Discontinued? Also known as Heartsong
                               Manufacturer: Zweigart

 18  Tannenbaum                52% Cotton/48% Rayon
                               Comments: Afghan, 4 squares x 3 squares
                               Manufacturer: Zweigart

 18  Wool                      100% New Wool
                               Comments: Fine weave
                               Manufacturer: Wichelt

 20  Aida                      100% Cotton
                               Comments:
                               Manufacturer: Wichelt

 20  Ariosa                    40% Cotton/60% Rayon
                               Comments:
                               Manufacturer: Zweigart

 20  Belinda                   52% Cotton/48% Rayon
                               Comments: Patterned
                               Manufacturer: Zweigart

 20  Bergen                    100% Polyacrylic
                               Comments:
                               Manufacturer:

 20  Diana                     52% Cotton/48% Rayon
                               Comments: Patterned
                               Manufacturer: Zweigart

 20  Irish Linen               100% Linen
                               Comments:
                               Manufacturer: Charles Craft

 20  Jasmin                    100% Cotton
                               Comments:
                               Manufacturer: Wichelt

 20  Jobelan                   51% Cotton/49% Polyester
                               Comments:
                               Manufacturer: Wichelt

 20  Lugana (was Valerie)      52% Cotton/48% Rayon
                               Comments: Called Bellana in Europe
                               Manufacturer: Zweigart

 20  Linen                     100% Linen
                               Comments:
                               Manufacturer: Northern Cross

 20  Lugana Metallic           51% Cotton/44% Rayon/5% Metallic
                               Comments:
                               Manufacturer: Zweigart

 20  Mona Lisa                 100% Cotton
                               Comments: Water Repellent
                               Manufacturer: Wichelt

 22  Almeria                   50% Cotton/35% Polyester/15% Linen
                               Comments:
                               Manufacturer: Zweigart

 22  Damask Hardanger          52% Cotton/48% Rayon
                               Comments:
                               Manufacturer: Zweigart

 22  Hardanger                 100% Cotton
                               Comments:
                               Manufacturer: Zweigart, Charles Craft

 22  Janina                    100% Cotton
                               Comments:
                               Manufacturer: Zweigart

 22  Kitchen Hardanger         100% Cotton
                               Comments:
                               Manufacturer: Wichelt

 22  Linen Hardanger           100% Linen
                               Comments:
                               Manufacturer: Zweigart

 22  Oslo                      100% Cotton
                               Comments: Mercerized
                               Manufacturer: Zweigart

 22  Vienna                    62% Cotton/38% Rayon
                               Comments:
                               Manufacturer: Zweigart

 22  Wool Hardanger            100% Wool
                               Comments:
                               Manufacturer: Zweigart

 24  Congress Cloth            100% Cotton
                               Comments:
                               Manufacturer: Zweigart

 24  Heartland                 100% Modal
                               Comments:
                               Manufacturer:

 24  Lorna Linen               100% Linen
                               Comments:
                               Manufacturer: Zweigart

 25  Dublin Linen              100% Linen
                               Comments:
                               Manufacturer: Zweigart

 25  EZ Count Linen            100% Linen
                               Comments:
                               Manufacturer: Zweigart

 25  Floba                     30% Linen/70% Rayon
                               Comments:
                               Manufacturer: Zweigart

 25  Jobelan                   51% Cotton/49% Polyester
                               Comments:
                               Manufacturer: Wichelt

 25  Lugana                    52% Cotton/48% Rayon
                               Comments:
                               Manufacturer: Zweigart

 25  Lugana Metallic           51% Cotton/44% Rayon/5% Metallic
                               Comments:
                               Manufacturer: Zweigart

 25  Pearl                     65% Cotton/35% Linen
                               Comments:
                               Manufacturer: Wichelt

 26  Brussels                  100% Linen
                               Comments:
                               Manufacturer:

 26  Checkerboard              100% Cotton
                               Comments: Patterned
                               Manufacturer: Zweigart

 26  Eidelweiss                100% Cotton
                               Comments:
                               Manufacturer: Wichelt

 26  Heatherfield              100% Polyacrylic
                               Comments:
                               Manufacturer: Wichelt

 26  Irish Linen               100% Linen
                               Comments:
                               Manufacturer: Charles Craft

 26  Jobelan - Metallic        90% Polyacrylic/10% Metallic
                               Comments:
                               Manufacturer: Wichelt

 26  Linen                     100% Linen
                               Comments:
                               Manufacturer: Wichelt

 26  Morning Star              100% Linen
                               Comments: Discontinued
                               Manufacturer: Wichelt

 26  Rhonda                    100% Polyacrylic
                               Comments: Multi-count, Patterned
                               Manufacturer: Zweigart

 26  Sal-Em Cloth              50% Poly/50% Rayon
                               Comments:
                               Manufacturer: Crafters Pride

 26  Salem Cloth               50% Polyester/50% Rayon
                               Comments:
                               Manufacturer: Wichelt

 27  Gerda                     100% Cotton
                               Comments:
                               Manufacturer: Zweigart (not in USA)

 27  Linen                     100% Linen
                               Comments:
                               Manufacturer: Northern Cross

 27  Linda                     100% Cotton
                               Comments:
                               Manufacturer: Zweigart

 28  Alma Cloth                51% Cotton/48% Rayon
                               Comments:
                               Manufacturer: Wichelt

 28  Annabelle                 100% Cotton
                               Comments:
                               Manufacturer: Zweigart

 28  Cashel                    100% Linen
                               Comments:
                               Manufacturer: Zweigart

 28  Country French Linen      100% Linen
                               Comments:
                               Manufacturer: Wichelt

 28  Elephant                  100% Polyacrylic
                               Comments: Discontinued
                               Manufacturer: Zweigart

 28  Heart                     100% Polyacrylic
                               Comments: Discontinued
                               Manufacturer: Zweigart

 28  Irish Linen               100% Linen
                               Comments:
                               Manufacturer: Charles Craft

 28  Jobelan                   51% Cotton/49% Polyester
                               Comments:
                               Manufacturer: Wichelt

 28  Jubilee                   100% Cotton
                               Comments:
                               Manufacturer: Zweigart

 28  Linen                     100% Linen
                               Comments: Recreation of 18th/19th century
                                         fabric
                               Manufacturer: Ellen Nell, Inc

 28  Linen                     100% Linen
                               Comments:
                               Manufacturer: Wichelt

 28  Linen - Silk              80% Linen/20% silk
                               Comments:
                               Manufacturer: Wichelt

 28  Lugana (was Brittney)     52% Cotton/48% Rayon
                               Comments:
                               Manufacturer: Zweigart

 28  Melrose                   100% Linen
                               Comments:
                               Manufacturer: Zweigart

 28  Meran                     40% Cotton/60% Rayon
                               Comments:
                               Manufacturer: Zweigart

 28  Monaco                    100% Cotton
                               Comments:
                               Manufacturer: Charles Craft

 28  Morning Star              100% Linen
                               Comments: Patterned
                               Manufacturer: Wichelt

 28  Pastel Linen              52% Cotton/48% Linen
                               Comments: Weft is white & warp is color
                               Manufacturer: Zweigart

 28  Quaker Cloth              55% Linen/45% Cotton
                               Comments:
                               Manufacturer: Zweigart

 28  Ribbon                    100% Polyacrylic
                               Comments: Discontinued
                               Manufacturer: Zweigart

 28  Saranno                   52% Cotton/48% Rayon
                               Comments:
                               Manufacturer: Zweigart

 28  Shenandoah                55% Linen/45% Cotton
                               Comments: Patterned
                               Manufacturer: Zweigart

 28  Silvretta                 40% Cotton/60% Viscose
                               Comments: Patterned, also known as Chalet
                               Manufacturer: Zweigart

 28  Whittenburg               71% Linen/29% Flax-Cotton
                               Comments:
                               Manufacturer: I.C.Liebfried for Stoney Creek

 29  Glenshee                  100% Linen
                               Comments:
                               Manufacturer:

 30  Brussels                  100% Linen
                               Comments:
                               Manufacturer:

 30  Linen                     100% Linen
                               Comments:
                               Manufacturer: Northern Cross, Wichelt

 30  Melinda Cloth             60% Linen/40% Cotton
                               Comments:
                               Manufacturer: Wichelt

 30  Murano                    52% Cotton/48% Rayon
                               Comments: Discontinued
                               Manufacturer: Zweigart

 30  Toledo                    100% Cotton
                               Comments: Mercerized
                               Manufacturer: Zweigart (not in USA)

 32  Belfast                   100% Linen
                               Comments:
                               Manufacturer: Zweigart

 32  Country French Linen      100% Linen
                               Comments:
                               Manufacturer: Wichelt

 32  Irish Linen               100% Linen
                               Comments:
                               Manufacturer: Charles Craft

 32  Jobelan                   51% Cotton/49% Polyester
                               Comments:
                               Manufacturer: Wichelt

 32  Linen                     100% Linen
                               Comments:
                               Manufacturer: Wichelt

 32  Linen - Silk              80% Linen/20% Silk
                               Comments:
                               Manufacturer: Wichelt

 32  Lugana                    52% Cotton/48% Rayon
                               Comments:
                               Manufacturer: Zweigart

 35  Brussels                  100% Linen
                               Comments:
                               Manufacturer:

 35  Linen                     100% Linen
                               Comments:
                               Manufacturer: Northern Cross, Wichelt

 36  Edinborough               100% Linen
                               Comments: Known as Edinburgh in Europe
                               Manufacturer: Zweigart

 36  Irish Linen               100% Linen
                               Comments:
                               Manufacturer: Charles Craft

 40  Newcastle                 100% Linen
                               Comments:
                               Manufacturer: Zweigart

 40  Linen                     100% Linen
                               Comments:
                               Manufacturer: Wichelt

 45  Fine Linen                100% Linen
                               Comments:
                               Manufacturer: Zweigart

 50  Kingston                  100% Linen
                               Comments:
                               Manufacturer: Zweigart

     Krystall Damask           55% Cotton/45% Rayon
                               Comments: Discontinued?
                               Manufacturer: Zweigart

     Moire Damask              55% Cotton/45% Rayon
                               Comments:
                               Manufacturer: Zweigart

     Punktchen Damask "Dots"   55% Cotton/45% Rayon
                               Comments:
                               Manufacturer: Zweigart

     Puzzle Damask             55% Cotton/45% Rayon
                               Comments:
                               Manufacturer: Zweigart

     Stockholm Fabric          100% Cotton
                               Comments: Huckaback weave for Swedish weaving
                               Manufacturer: Zweigart

1.2 Unevenweaves

 CTS.  FABRIC NAME
-----  -----------

28/26  Linen                   100% Linen
                               Comments:
                               Manufacturer: Northern Cross

28/34  Linen                   100% Linen
                               Comments: Recreation of 18th/19th century 
                                         uneven weave
                               Manufacturer: Ellen Nell, Inc

32/36  Linen                   100% Linen
                               Comments:
                               Manufacturer: Northern Cross

33/36  Standish                56% Linen/44% Cotton
                               Comments:
                               Manufacturer: Northern Cross

34/37  Williamsburg            56% Linen/44% Cotton
                               Comments:
                               Manufacturer: Northern Cross

37/43  Mayflower               52% Linen/48% Cotton
                               Comments:
                               Manufacturer: Northern Cross

40/50  Linen                   100% Linen
                               Comments:
                               Manufacturer: Northern Cross


40/50  Plymouth                52% Linen/48% Cotton
                               Comments:
                               Manufacturer: Northern Cross



2. Fabric Colors Compared to DMC

This table of fabrics with equivalent DMC colors was collected by Lillian Banchik <LHBanchik@aol.com>. The following comments are hers:

The following is a table of some of the various fabrics available from Charles Craft, Permin and Zweigart along with the equivalent DMC color. The names used are the ones given to the fabric by the company. If the fabric is not listed it is because there is no equivalent DMC color available. Please note that these may not always be an exact match (due to dye lot variations) but at least they will give you an idea of what the color looks like. Also note that there is no consistancy in color names between manufacturers or even between different types of fabrics made by the same manufacturer. For example, Ice Blue Damask Aida is not the same color as Ice Blue Jubilee even though they are both made by Zweigart and what Permin called Slate in Aida they call Twilight Blue in Linen.

Aida - Charles Craft
         Antique Blue    931
         Blush           948
         Cameo Rose      223
         Delft Blue      322
         Emerald Green   699
         Light Blue      775
         Lilac          3042
         Pine Mist       926
         Pink            818
         Platinum        453
         Red             498
         Smoke           642
         Steel Gray      414
         Wheatstraw      738
         Willow Green    503
         Wisteria       3041
         Yellow         3078

Aida - Permin
         Antique White   739
         Bamboo         3023
         Blueberry       931
         Bone            842
         Cameo Peach    3022
         Denim Blue      793
         Elderberry     3041
         Jonquil Yellow  746
         Moss            524
         Parchment       842
         Raspberry       316
         Slate           927
         Wheat          3046

Aida - Zweigart
         Dirty Aida     3782
         Gray            415
         Parchment      3033
         Royal Blue      796

Damask Aida - Zweigart
         Carnation Pink  819
         Daffodil        746
         Dawn Grey      3072
         Ebony           310
         Ice Blue        775
         Mint Green      504

Jubilee - Zweigart
         Ice Blue       3753
         Lavendar       3042

Linen - Permin
         Champagne       644
         Twilight Blue   927

Lugana - Zweigart
         Bone            543
         Moss            524
         Victorian Red   815

Murano - Zweigart
         Moss green      524

Pastel Linen - Zweigart
         Periwinkle     3753

Royal Classic - Charles Craft
         Deep Teal       924
         Rich Cranberry  816

Soft Touch - Charles Craft
         Ash Rose        224
         Banana Ice      745
         Mocha Cream     842
         Pink Souffle    818


A. About the Needlework FAQs

A.1 General Comments

Welcome. This is one of several Needlework Frequently Asked Questions (Needlework FAQs) documents.

The FAQs are a collection of information that should be of use to people who do many kinds of needlework. The hints and tips contained here have been collected from many people who have been kind enough to share their wisdom with the rec.crafts.textiles.needlework Usenet newsgroup.

Although efforts were made to make sure that the information in this FAQ was correct, this document is provided as is, with no warranties or guarantees of any kind either expressed or implied. Any commercial products or services are listed as a courtesy to the reader. No endorsement or value judgement is expressed or implied.

The FAQs are successors to the original "Counted Cross Stitch FAQ", first posted to the old rec.crafts.textiles newsgroup on April 20, 1994. Thanks to the people who have given permission for their messages and postings to be quoted directly.

A.2 How to Find the FAQs

The Needlework FAQs and other informational documents are listed below. They are available at <http://users.rcn.com/kdyer.dnai/>

x Needlework FAQ: Competitions, Selling Designs or Needlework
Tips for entering competitions, selling finished products, and selling designs.

x Needlework FAQ: Counted Cross Stitch Tutorial
Discusses everything from selecting the fabric to framing the picture (and most things in between).

x Needlework FAQ: Fabric
Information about evenweave fabrics from 6-count to 45-count, including fiber content.

x Needlework FAQ: Threads, Fibers, Embellishments
Color names or conversion charts for DMC, Anchor, J&P Coates, Marlette, Medicis, Madeira, Au Ver A Soie, Mill Hill beads, Danish Flower Thread, DMC Flower Thread, Ginny Thompson Flower Thread, Kreinik Metallics.

x Needlework FAQ: Stitching and Embroidery Techniques<br> Short descriptions of different embroidery techniques.

Copyright © 1994-2005 Kathleen Dyer
All Rights Reserved.
Last modified: Sun, Mar 20, 2005