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Monday, October 31, 2011

Fiddler's Cloth and The Giveaway

Well, Happy Halloween Day! It has been very busy this past week here at Cat Haven! We have been doing a lot of leaf raking, house cleaning, and getting ready for my daughter and son-in-law to move out of our house into their own in a few weeks! They have been with us for about a year now (since they moved back to Iowa from Oregon) and though we love having them with us, we are slowly running out of room now that Little Henry is here! They are so excited and so am I since their house is only a 1/2 block from me!

Anyway, in my down time I have been doing some cross stitching because its easy from me to do with watching Henry in the evening.  I have purchased some fantastic patterns from Primitivebettys and Country Rustic Primitives.  I will be posting the finished little cupboard tucks soon.

As I was looking over these patterns, I found that some of the patterns recommended Fiddler's cloth.  However, I had no idea what Fiddler's cloth was, so I did some searching.  In case you don't know, Fiddler's Cloth is a very popular Aida with a homespun country look. It's a blend of 50% Cotton, 42% Polyester, and 8% Linen. This is a great cloth for primitive pieces because you get a more country feeling from Fiddler's cloth because it has lightly irregular threads. I like it because its also much softer than Aida. The only drawback with Fiddler's Cloth is that it doesn't come in a wide range of colors -- it only comes in tan shades with darker nubs within the fabric. If you are looking for rustic cloth for cross stitching, I would recommend it!

Don't forget, my give away ends at midnight tonight! Good luck to you all.  And yes! There will be a giveaway in December (just haven't decided yet what it might be, but it will have a cat theme!).

5 comments:

  1. Funny that you mention fiddler's cloth. I've only stitched on aida and wanted a more prim look. The linen that I saw at Joann's was so tiny that I couldn't imagine stitching on it! I think there is a trick to that which I have yet to learn (over two?). I grabbed the fiddler's cloth and started stitching on it just a few days ago. I like that I don't have to age it unless I want to since it's not bright white like aida. Glad to see I'm not the only one who is new to this great fabric. :)

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  2. Thanks for the info on Fiddler's cloth as I had not heard of it before. I'm off to sign up for your giveaway - I don't know how I missed it -
    have a great day!
    Christine

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  3. I haven't stitched on Fiddler's cloth for ages....Once I found linen, I guess I never went back....Might have to now though, since it's getting more and more difficult for me to see.....Wishing you a hauntingly wonderful spook night....Smiles & Halloween Hugs ~ Robin

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  4. I have never heard of that cloth. THanks for the info.

    LOVE the new header. Cracked me up! :)

    Carmen and the Primcats

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  5. I've never heard of fiddlers cloth...Your Autumn greetings turned out wonderful.

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