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    Chic Escape: escaping in the perfect Tilda style.

    “Chic Escape” is inspired by brave people saving and bringing life and laughter back to old forgotten homes, and all our shared interests in vintage fabric, pottery and flowers. A very special thanks to the wonderful people at Chateau de la Lande for all the joy and inspiration”: these are the words of Tone Finanger herself, to illustrate the essence of her new collection, starting from its very name. The designer herself, in fact, has explained that their (hers and her staff’s) escape during lockdown – a rather chic escape, she has added – was following all the charming people that have left their old lives behind to restore derelict French chateaus,…

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    Sewing threads, what a passion!

    The metal boxes and the sewing thread sets from Gütermann have always been big best sellers. So, in Germany they’ve thought it better to widen their range with new boxes, starting from this Denim Box including 12 spools of highly resistant, 100% polyester floss for our jeans and their hems (who hasn’t ever had at least one to modify?); the cotton box with 30 spools of premium, mercerized Egyptian, pure cotton, each of 100 meters, as well as this Creative Cotton Box including 48 spools of 100% cotton, with the same characteristic. Both these metal boxes show “quilting inspirations”, but the floss inside is not reserved to this technique: if…

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    Live in Casa Cenina

    The wait is over: this is how it’s going to be! Here’s all you need to know on the great comeback of our Embroidery Festival in its brand new “smart” look… For the whole rest, we look forward to meeting you online on that special day. Save the date 😉 How: with your computer, your laptop, your smartphone or your tablet. Where: 100% online, so anywhere you can make yourself comfortable. When: on May 31st, 2022; at 9 p.m. CET Why: because this is a very special “premiere”, that you can’t miss for a thousand reasons! Here following, the most important ones: • Because you can purchase your attendance to the…

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    Freudenberg Week

    From March 24th to March 30th (included), let’s go round the price increase of the top brand for battings, fleeces and interlinings, with a whole week of 25% discount on them all! No shopping limits, to buy up and avoid higher prices! The idea is simple: Casa Cenina will absorb the price increase of all the Freudenberg range, for one week and no matter if the product you select is immediately in stock or not, because all Freudenberg products will be reduced from March 24th to March 30th, with no exceptions. Should you have any doubt or question on them, no problem: ask anything you want to our Elena and…

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    Regina, this is the name of the designer!

    In perfect primitive style… but not only! It’s the style reviving – after more than over two centuries – the origins of cross stitching in the USA, with delicate and simple lines, stitched with dusty colors and exclusively on cotton and linen, since the aida was born long after that. The Primitive style has become more and more popular in the last years, as shown by the success of a number of designers – such as, for example, Brenda Gervais from With Thy Needle and Thread – who have made this style their favorite one. Now, on Casa Cenina you can find a new designer who’s letting you enjoy this…

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    Kreinik: a reference chart to these appreciated metal threads!

    All keen stitchers, and cross stitchers are not an exception, have had the chance to try some metal threads for their projects. Among the best ones, there are certainly those from the US brand Kreinik, that come on convenient spools and are available in different sizes. And this variety of sizes often causes some “confusion” among stitchers. That’s why we have decided to publish this reference chart, here below, that we believe it’s going to be very helpful, when selecting the metal threads for your projects. But not only: the chart is a valid help for jewelry makers and other fiber artists, just like those using the macrame technique for…

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    A passion called Bargello

    The revival of an embroidery technique that’s more and more appreciated On YouTube teìhere’s a whole lot of video tutorials – in English, most of all – on Bargello embroidery (also known as “flame stitch”) and Casa Cenina carries several books on this kind of embroidery: Since, in spite of being born almost eight centuries ago, this technique is very modern and has been experiencing an actual revival in the last few years 🙂 For sure, because Bargello is easy to needlework, though giving a series of color and shape results that are definitely amazing and modern. In fact, this kind of embroidery is based on very simple straight stitches,…

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    The Love Beetle: a special surprise from Mat & Me and Casa Cenina.

    Valentine’s Day and an iconic car that has definitely “stood the test of time”: Chiara, the designer of Mat and Me, has thought of putting them together on the day of those who are in love (what better opportunity???) with this lovely design! You can find it exclusively on Casa Cenina, until February 14th, downloadable for 4 euro only. Get it immediately and start stitching straight away, customizing it as you like – maybe with the color of a car you are or were particularly fond of, or which you have sweet love memories on – adding your creative flair. Publishing your finished work on our FaceBook and Instagram webpages,…

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    Tilda Cotton Beach: coastal breeze to breath straight away!

    Shells, corals and sea anemones are some of the leading characters of the very first 2022 Summer collection Tilda: Cotton Beach. Prints and colors inspired by “coastal life”, this time, taking us to the seaside already, in spite of the further two Winter months we still have to face. The color shades used by Tone Finnanger for these bran new fabrics range from light, to purple and coral reds, sandy grays, light and green teals and blues in several shades, to all shades of yellow, to represent sunshine. In addition to all these prints, Tone has designed a line of blenders, too – in softer hues and matching all the…

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    Embroidery scissors: how to select the right one for you.

    110 results are displayed on Casa Cenina, if you search “embroidery scissors”… Wow! It’s amazing to have such a wide selection, isn’t it? But, on the other hand, we might also wonder “well, how can I make the right decision with so many alternatives?” So, here are some tips 1) Assess the reliability: in this instance, Casa Cenina helps you somehow, for we have focused our scissors offer on two very well-known brands: Premax, the greatest Italian scissors manufacturer, with hundred years of history, and Prym, an undisputable specialist. For sure, these two brands are extremely reliable and always focusing on the quality of all their products, not just as…