Inspiring stitching with Glow in the Dark floss!

Friday, September 19, 2014

This week I’m featuring some inspiring examples of glow in the dark stitching!

Glow in the Dark ghost on Needlepoint Study Hall Glow in the Dark ghost on Needlepoint Study This Glow in the Dark Ghost on Needlepoint Study Hall is super-adorable in his colorful candycorn frame! The bright, vibrant glow of the DMC glow in the dark floss when you switch off the lights will be a wonderful surprise for your Halloween guests.


Free Boo Chart on Tokens and TriflesIf you’re looking for a quick and adorable stitch, how about this Free Boo Cross Stitch Chart on Tokens and Trifles – it would make an adorable stitched card, wouldn’t it?

Another cute way to stitch this pattern up would be to use a dark or colorful floss on the letters and the glow in the dark floss on the spiderweb and spider!


Iron Man embroidery by Lindy Iron Man embroidery by LindyA really spectacular combination of glow in the dark thread and cross stitch can be seen in this EPIC Iron Man Cross Stitch by Lindy, on Flickr.

I’m really loving her deft stitching on those electric rays – such a marvelous control of the threads, and truly inspiring!

So how about it – have I inspired you to try out some DMC glow in the dark thread? If I have, be sure to share your stitching in the comments, so I can share it on the blog!


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DMC Glow-in-the-Dark Floss

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Light Effects Color Card copy.ashxReady to put some spooky in your Halloween stitching? Try glow-in-the-dark floss from DMC! We’ve had a lot of questions lately regarding this fun thread. It’s perfect for Halloween stitching!

Glow-in-the-dark thread is part of our DMC Light Effects line and is 6-strand, and available in three colors – white, neon yellow and neon green. This type of information is always easy to access on the DMC web site for any of our threads, any time you need it.

To use glow-in-the-dark thread, simply replace the standard white, green or yellow thread in your project with he glowing thread. Or, you can substitute one of these colors for another in your project, to give your finished item an awesome glow.

Witch and Black Kitten.ashxWhen exposed to daylight, the special dyes absorb the light and will glow in the dark for a period of time after exposure.

Visit the Light Effects page for more details, including care and washing, colors and how to use light effects.

Looking for a fun and FREE Halloween project you an stitch? Be sure to sign up for the DMC Club, where members can find lots of free patterns using their favorite DMC Needlework Threads.

You’ll find this cute witch pattern in there too! Look under the Halloween section to find the pattern, as well as several awesome designs that are perfect for stitching with glow-in-the-dark floss.


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Autumn-Inspired Ideas and Projects

Friday, September 12, 2014

Autumn Canvas on Domestically BlissfulHow about some Autumn-inspired stitching? Isn’t it funny how the end of Summer turns on a dime, and suddenly we’re filled with thoughts of fall? That’s ok, because who doesn’t love fall? And you’ll love these ideas I’ve found around the web for you!

This Autumn Canvas Tutorial on Domestically Blissful is perfectly simple and sweet. What I love most about  ideas like these is how easy they are to customize. In lieu of jute, you could easy try some fall-themed DMC threads, or I would also love to see a chunky size #3 Pearl Cotton in 51, a gorgeous variegated shade that pictures all the beautiful colors of autumn!

Autumn Bucket List on OktoberdotsI’m in love with this Autumn Bucket List on Oktoberdots - as you make your way through the Fall, why not print this out and check off your progress!

The illustrations are so sweet, I can see this as an embroidered piece – you can stitch each motif to “check it off” of your Autumn Bucket List!

Braid and Chain Friendship Bracelet on Dream a Little BiggerYou all know I’m a big fan of friendship bracelets, and this Braided Chain Friendship Bracelet on Dream a Little Bigger is such a classy, grown-up take on the friendship bracelet trend!

Of course I also love the fall colors that are gracing this idea, and that it’s another lovely way you can quickly craft with a handful of DMC threads.

Apple Hoop Art on Live Laugh RoweThis Apple Hoop Art Tutorial on Live Laugh Rowe is so clever and adorable!

A cute way to modify this idea is to use some bright red Aida cloth as your apple background, then stitch the names of your children on them. I can already picture an adorable wall of these to celebrate back to school!

Cable Cozy on Live It Love It Make ItBack to school once meant pencils and paper, but nowadays it means computer cords, cell phone cords, and iPad chargers! doesn’t it?

Get a handle on all your cords and chargers with this adorable Cable Cozy Pattern on Live It Love It Make It!


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September Sales in the DMC Shop!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

DMC_SaleFabricWe have some awesome sales going on the the DMC Shop, along with a Special Gift for the month of September!

Shop our Fabric Sale and save 30% to 60% on some of your favorite needlework fabrics, including colored, metallic, and printed Aida. We’ve got the perfect fabric for those special Holiday projects.  Try the Metallic Aida on Christmas ornaments, or the Desert Sand Aida on a Halloween project.

Limited quantities are available and the sale ends September 22nd.

DMC_HalloweenWhile you’re on the site, check out our new Halloween Tapestry Kits.

We have two brand new kits featuring everything you need  Select from the Jolly Roger or a Spooky Spider in its web. They’re perfect for both new and experienced stitchers.

These fun kits are complete and include easy to follow instructions, 10 ct printed canvas, tapestry needle and DMC soft cotton thread. Each measures 6×6 inches finished.

DMC_Bag2DMC is also offering a FREE GIFT with purchase, through September while supplies last! Spend $50 or more and receive a DMC Messenger Bag with your order!

Keep it for yourself, or give it as a gift to a lucky needleworker!


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Quick and Colorful Ideas

Friday, September 5, 2014

Easy Summer Bracelet on Honestly WTFThese lovely Easy Summer Bracelets on Honestly WTF are gorgeous, quick crafts. This great idea incoporates your favorite DMC flosssome upcycled bangles and pretty charms.

We have so many threads you could experiment with, and I’d love to try out our variegated shades.

Make enough and your bangles could even double as handy color cards!

Friendship Cords on Brit + CoI’m loving this Friendship Cords Tutorial on Brit + Co – such a cute and colorful idea to try with your favorite shades of DMC floss!

You could use this idea to color-code different cords for different items if you (like me) tend to store them in a messy pile.

Now all your cords can be easily spotted from afar!

Felt Fortune Cookie Garland on Oh Happy DayI’m also loving the gorgeous pastel tones on this sweet Felt Fortune Cookie Garland on Oh Happy Day.

A great way to customize this idea would be to twist together your two favorite shades of DMC floss in lieu of baker’s twine, or try some lovely pearl cotton! I also think those “fortunes” are begging for some embroidered messages!

DIY Animal Snack Mats by Mollie Johanson on HellobeeSay hello to some happy faces on these DIY Animal Snack Mats by Mollie Johanson on Hellobee!

Of course, I absolutely love the embroidered embellishments on the little faces, and the quick and easy stitching.

The tutorial shows you every step of stitching with fabric laminator – what a fabulous idea to make your embroidery easy to clean!

Embroidered Growth Chart on The Long ThreadThis beautiful Embroidered Growth Chart on The Long Thread is so inspiring! What a wonderful way to record the growth of your child on a personalized, hand-embroidered quilt.

You could also cross-stitch the growth dates on bits of Aida cloth and applique them onto a blanket!


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Stitching Pretty… on the Go

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

imageTote your current project along with you in style! DMC’s Canvas Floral Tote is the perfect size for the stitcher on the go.

This pretty tote bag is made from durable canvas fabric featuring a colorful floral print with solid tan lining, a zippered closure and attached shoulder straps and measures 19″w X 11″h X 6″d. It’s roomy interior will easily hold all of your needlework threads, embroidery fabrics, hoops and accessories.

imageThis tote bag has a large main compartment with a zip top closure and a lined interior that offers plenty of storage not just for your crafts supplies and accessories, but also for anything else you need to bring along, like books, patterns – or even your lunch.

It’s available exclusively in our online shop!


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