Welcome to Stitches and Spice!

We are an Australian owned on-line business supplying a range of hand dyed fabrics for cross-stitch and needlework enthusiasts.  Our aim is to provide you with quality fabric to make your special projects unique works of art.  We pride ourselves in offering friendly and efficient service at a price that makes something special affordable whether for a specific project or just stash enhancement!

Our product range is constantly expanding, so be sure to visit regularly for new colour and fabric releases.

I hope you enjoy your visit here at Stitches and Spice.



We are now in our new premises - see our contact details for the new information.

SITE NAVIGATION: Most designs we offer are shown under the Designer Collections section - they are listed by designer.  Please contact us if you need any assistance finding a design.

Dinky Dyes Notice - Dinky Dyes are discontinuing some of their colours in the cotton ranges.  We have acquired the last of the available stock & are having a clearance sale.  Please see either the Clearance or Threads - Dinky Dyes section for further details 

Massive Savings on these & Other Clearance Items!

New Mirabilia Designs now up on site

New Colour launch - 2 new colours now up on the site - more info in the What's New section.

Items updated December 2011: Chatelaine Designs - Charts & Online designs, Heaven & Earth Designs - Gordon Fitchett, Lizzie Kate & Allessandro Adelaide.  All details in Designer Collections. Chatelaine Paris 84 Floss Toss photos now up! 

We are offering newly arrived items in at special USD Parity Pricing.  Stock is limited to what is coming in with new deliveries while the exchange rate allows.  Items are marked as such - so keep an eye out throughout the site!

Plus we have more new Duck designs from Gordon Fitchett & many other new charts in stock. I have the first 10 pages of Overdressed Yet Enlightened finished - WIP photo is under Designer Collections / Heaven and Earth / Gordon Fitchett / Overdressed Yet Enlightened.

For the advertised Lizzie Kate ABC Lessons special - see Designer Collections / Lizzie Kate & ABC Lessons.


We are clearing all stock of Aida 16ct Opal & 32ct Jobelan - please see the clearance pages for details - We can not source any additional fabric so stock is limited, get in quick! Clearance Items have been updated as at July 3rd.

INTERNET LOYALTY PROGRAM - See our Loyalty Program page for details

Fabric Availability:

Please note that a few of the Opalescent fabrics are no longer available from the factory.  The stock I am holding is all that I can currently source.  Please check the What's New Section for full details.






Our Fabrics

We use only premium quality Zweigart fabrics to ensure the best possible result for your project.

Each piece is overlocked to prevent fraying.  Our fabrics are washed and rinsed several times to remove all excess dye.  Dimensions are based on the pre-dyed piece, so some shrinkage may occur during the dyeing process.

At present we offer the follow fabrics in our range:  14ct, 16ct & 18ct Aida,  22ct Hardanger, 25ct Dublin Linen, 28ct Cashel Linen, 32ct Belfast Linen, 36ct Edinburgh Linen, 40ct Newcastle Linen and 28ct Evenweaves - Jobelan and Jubilee, as well as 25ct & 32ct Lugana. 

Our Opalescents range is comprised of Aida 14ct, Belfast 32ct Linen, Cashel 28ct Linen, Edinburgh 36ct Linen, Lugana 28ct (Brittney) and Lugana 32ct (Murano).

We also stock Quilter's Muslin and Shanghai Linen (approx 34ct, but not an evenweave linen) for stitchery or creative embroidery projects.

If you prefer a different fabric, please let us know as we are constantly reviewing colours and fabrics.

Treatment of Fabrics

Do not leave hand dyed fabric on q-snaps, frames, hoops or scroll rods when you are not stitching.  When you are finished stitching for the day, please remove them, or if using a scroll rod, loosen the tension significantly.

You may wash & iron your hand dyed fabrics the same as standard fabrics.

While we have rinsed to ensure colourfastness, to be on the safe side, we recommend a gentle rinse before any stitching is done, especially with darker colours.

Different Fibres

Different fabrics react differently to the dyeing process.  This is a combination of fibre content and tightness of weave.  Generally speaking, Aida has a softer effect, whereas Linen takes the dye more strongly.  We have scanned the colourways by fabric type to show the individual effect, but if requesting a custom or specialty piece, please keep this in mind.

Our Product Range

Spice Sensations are our single colour range but still have texture for hand-dyed originality.  With less colour movement than the blends, this range offers an alternative to factory produced product and allows a greater variety of unique colour choices and subtle changes in shade.

Spice Blends are a more obvious hand dyed fabric.  These will work well for those stitchers looking for an antiqued effect or a subtle blend of colours for creating that unique project.  Each piece of fabric in this collection is a one of a kind.  Although we use the same colours on different pieces, each fabric has it’s own character and style.  Since each piece is individually created, the images shown are representative of that design.

Spice Packs group a range of distinctive products together at a special price.


Please visit our QUILT Section - our Celtic Quilt can be seen here.  Purchase a kit for this quilt - instructions are available from Australian Patchwork & Quilting V12 #6- September 2004.

Stockist Updates!

More local needlework stores have been added to our stockist listing, please check here for your LNS!

Payment Options

In addition to being able to pay by cheque, money order or direct deposit, Stitches and Spice accept Visa and Mastercard payments.  

Due to International Credit Card Processing regulations - we can no longer accept Credit Card information over the web.  International Customers wising to pay via credit card, please select Paypal & you can pay using your credit card once we send you a payment request.  Australian Customers - select the type of card your wish to pay with & we will phone you for your card details when your order is ready to ship.

There is no additional charge for credit card payment.

Custom Service

Is there a specific colour or size that you are looking for?  Let us know and we will quote on a custom colour for any fabric in our range.

Trade Enquiries Welcome

Last Updated: February 20, 2012

All prices quoted include GST