General Needlework Information FAQ (Part 5 of 5)

General Needlework Information FAQ (Part 5 of 5)

Post by Kathleen M. Dy » Thu, 27 Jul 1995 04:00:00



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Part 5 of 5 - General Needlework Information FAQ  version 1.00

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                            9. Types of Evenweaves
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The following lists of fabrics were originally posted by Dawn Scotting, and
updated by Jill Scott-Piner and Dawn Scotting.  The count is number of threads
per inch.

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9.1 100% Cottons
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COUNT  FABRIC NAME                         COUNT  FABRIC NAME
-----  -----------                         -----  -----------
 6    Aida (also 8, 11, 14, 16, 18 ct)
      Cottage Huck Towelling               16    Congress Cloth
      Herta                                18    Davos
 7    Kali (also 14, 20 count)             20    Northland
10    Copenhagen Tivoli                    22    Hardanger
11    Aida Pearl                                 Kitchen
      Aida Baby Saar - patterned                 Oslo Hardanger - mercerized
      Easycount Aida                       24    Congress Cloth
      (" also 14, 18 count)                27    Alice - patterned
      Hardida (also 22 count)                    Gerda
12    Arno - patterned                           Linda
      Saar                                 28    Annabelle
14    Carola                                     Jubilee
      Malmoe (also 28 count)               30    Toledo - mercerized
      Pilgrim Cloth
      Rustico Aida (also 18 ct)
      Sturbridge
      Sundal - mercerized

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9.2 Cotton Blends
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COUNT  FABRIC NAME     FIBRE CONTENT
-----  -----------     -------------
  6    North Glen      90% cotton, 10% viscose
  7    Goldau          40% cotton, 55% rayon, 5% metallic - patterned
       Klostern        40% cotton, 60% rayon
 10    Damask          55% cotton 45% viscose - patterned
       Nordic Spring   85% cotton, 15% poly
       Tilla           40% cotton, 55% rayon, 5% metallic - patterned
       Tula            40% cotton 60% rayon
 11    Bundle of Bows  55% cotton 45% rayon
       Damask Aida     52% cotton 48% rayon
       Damask          All 55% cotton, 45% rayon
                       - Constance, Obensburg, Rosemary
                       - Rosemont, Schonfels, Stratford
       E-Z count Aida  98% cotton 2% polyacrylic (also 14 & 18ct)
 14    Ariosa          40% cotton, 60% rayon (also 20ct)
       Banjo cloth     cotton/polyester/linen blend
       Damask Aida     55% rayon, 45% cotton
       Damask          Quick Quilt - 48% cotton, 52% rayon
                       Shona       - 55% cotton, 45% rayon
       Fiddler's Cloth  50% cotton 42% polyester 8% linen (also 18ct)
       Wild West       55% cotton, 45% acrylic
       Yorkshire Aida  96% cotton, 4% poly
 16    Jobelan         51% cotton 49% polyester (also 20, 28, 32ct)
 18    Damask Aida     45% cotton, 55% rayon
       North Glen      90% cotton, 10% viscose
 20    Bellana         52% cotton, 48% viscose
       Valerie         52% cotton, 48% rayon
 22    Almeria         50% cotton, 35% polyester, 15% linen
       Damask Hardanger 48% cotton, 52% rayon
 25    Andria          52% cotton, 48% rayon - patterned
       Lugana          52% cotton, 48% rayon
       Modena          52% cotton, 48% rayon
       Rimini          52% cotton, 48% rayon
       Sondrio         52% cotton, 48% rayon
       Teramo          52% cotton, 48% rayon
 26    Flowerfield     40% cotton, 60% viscose (also called Meran)
 28    Alma Cloth      51% cotton, 49% viscose
       Brittney        52% cotton, 48% rayon    
       Chalet          40% cotton, 60% viscose - patterned  
       Pastel Linen    52% cotton 48% linen
 30    Murano          52% cotton, 48% rayon
       Shannon         51% cotton, 49% linen

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9.3 100% Linens
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COUNT  FABRIC NAME                         COUNT  FABRIC NAME
-----  -----------                         -----  -----------
17    Danish linen                         26    Brussels (also 30, 35 ct)
18    Linen (also 22, 26, 30, 35 ct)             Morning Star - patterned
      Unbleached                           28    Glasgow
      (" also 26, 28, 30, 32, 35, 40 ct)         Montrose
19    Cork linen                           29    Glenshee
20    Irish linen (also 28, 32, 36 ct)     32    Belfast
      Northern Cross                       36    Edinburgh
      (" also 27, 30, 35 ct)               50    Kingston
22    Linen Hardanger                      55    Kingston
24    Lorna linen
25    Dublin linen
      Easycount Linen

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9.4 Linen Blends
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COUNT  FABRIC NAME     FIBRE CONTENT
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  9    Linen Aida      cotton, linen
 12    Country Canvas  70% polyester, 30% linen
 14    Country Cloth   70% poly, 30% linen
       Floba           30% linen, 70% rayon (also 18, 25 ct)
       Loomspun        30% linen, 70% polyacrylic
       Northwoods      80% acrylic, 20% linen
 18    Home Sweet Home 10% linen, 90% polyacrylic - patterned
       Norlin          60% linen, 30% cotton, 10% viscose
       Shaker          55% linen, 25% cotton, 20% polyester
 28    Pastel Linen    48% linen, 52% cotton (weft is white, the
                                              warp is a shade)
       Quaker Cloth    55% linen, 45% cotton              
       Shenandoah      55% linen, 45% cotton - patterned  
       Whittenburg     71% linen, 29% flax/cotton
 30    Melinda Cloth   60% linen, 40% cotton
 45    Carrick         55% linen, 45% cotton
       Fine Linen      55% linen, 45% cotton
       Zweigart Fine   55% linen, 45% cotton
  ?    Glenora         70% rayon, 30% linen (afghan)

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9.5 Miscellaneous Blends
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COUNT  FABRIC NAME     FIBRE CONTENT
-----  -----------     -------------
 6     Bondeno         100% polyacrylic - patterned
 7     Country Aida    100% polyacrylic
       Monk's Cloth    unknown (by Charles Craft)
 8     Savannah        100% polyacrylic
 10    Jute            100% jute (also 12 count)
 14    Alba            100% polyacrylic - patterned
       Astoria Cloth   50% poly, 50% viscose (easy care)
       Christmas Plaid 100% trevira/viscose - patterned
       Country Aida    100% polyacrylic
       Florina         100% rayon
       Gardasee        100 polyacrylic
       Heatherfield    100% polyacrylic (linen tweed)
       Homespun Cloth  100% viscose
       New Gardasee    100% polyacrylic
       Proud Pine      100% polyacrylic - patterned
       Ragusa          100% polyacrylic
       Royal Classic   50% polyester, 50% rayon
       Sal--Em         50% poly, 50% rayon
       Soft Touch      100% dacron w/ stain resistant VISA finish
       Venezia         100% polyacrylic
 16    Wool            100% new wool
 18    Arabella        100% polyacrylic - patterned  
       Astoria Cloth   50% poly, 50% viscose (easy care)
       Baby Snuggel    100% polyacrylic
       Basic Cloth     100% polyester
       Bostonian       100% polyacrylic - patterned
       Cottage Lace Curtain 100% polyacrylic - patterned
          "    Classic       "     "       non-patterned
       Florina         100% rayon
       Gretchen        patterned
       Heartsong       100% polyacrylic
       Polly           100% polyacrylic (imitation wool)
       Richmond        100% polyacrylic
       Sal--Em         50% poly, 50% rayon
       Tabby           100% polyacrylic
       Wool            100% new wool - fine weave
 20    Bergen          100% polyacrylic
 24    Heartland       100% modal  
 26    Heatherfield    100% polyacrylic  
       Sal--Em         50% poly, 50% rayon
(multi count) Rhonda 'Bellpull' 100% polyacrylic

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9.6 Afghan Fabrics
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COUNT  FABRIC NAME     FIBRE CONTENT
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       Angelica        100% polyacrylic - patterned
       Dutch Garden    100% polyacrylic - patterned
       Gloria Cloth    100% polyacrylic - patterned
       Hearthside      100% polyacrylic - patterned
       Honeybee Afghan 100% polyacrylic
       Hunt Club Afghan polyester/rayon blend - patterned
       Lady Elizabeth  100% trevira/viscose - patterned
       Liberty Square  100% polyacrylic - patterned
       Louisiana       100% polyacrylic - patterned
       Lucky Duck      100% polyacrylic
       Monza           100% polyacrylic - patterned
       Novara          100% polyacrylic - patterned
       Nursery Time    patterned
       Udine           100% polyacrylic - patterned
       Valentina       100% polyacrylic - patterned
       Victorian Afghan
 18    Abby Cloth      100% polyacrylic - patterned
       Anne Cloth      100% polyacrylic
       Chapelle Afghan 100% polyacrylic
       Diamond Afghan  100% polyacrylic - patterned
       Friendship Circle 100% polyacrylic - patterned
       Honeycomb       100% polyacrylic - patterned
 28    Chalet Afghan
       Heart Afghan    100% polyacrylic
       Ribbon Afghan   100% polyacrylic

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                      10. Fabric Colors Compared to DMC
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This table of fabrics with equivalent DMC colors was collected by Lillian

   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