The latest “capsule collection” from Zweigart
They invented the “aida” – the most used cross stitch fabric – about 150 years ago and they have kept on researching and developing ever since, marketing worldwide the hundreds of different embroidery weaves, including the linens used by the most famous, modern hand-dying brands, like Weeks Dye Works, just to mention one.
Zweigart innovation never stops, both in terms of fibers, and in terms of colors, with several new products every year. Their year 2020 opens with a capsule collection widening the color range of aida, linen and lugana evenweave.
In the instance of the aida, there are two new versions – a “marbled one (Vintage) and another one with some spots here and there (Splash) – both in elegant, grey shades. As for the linen, the news concern their Belfast (32ct), Newcastle (40ct) and Bristol (46ct).
The first one is now available in a quite lively and absolutely warm mustard shade, as well as in a lovely red that shouldn’t be exclusively dedicated to Xmas projects. Let’s choose it also for Summer cross stitching requiring a color reminding us immediately of a fresh watermelon!
While for the Newcastle, here are two brand new pink shades: the former one looking in the middle between a coral pink and a shocking pink and the latter between a blush pink and an apricot pink. Both these pink shades are manufactured also as Lugana Evenweave 25ct: the best alternative to linen, if you are looking for an extremely regular weft. Last but not least, some more classic colors for the Bristol linen, now available in white, antique white and in the much loved raw version.
And just to have immediately a number of ideas on how to use all these new fabrics, Zweigart has just launched also two new books: one is dedicated to hearts and love and the other one is the fifth edition of their “Designer Series” and includes patterns from Ulrike Blotzheim (UB design), Anke Kuhn, Natalya Luneva, Maria Diaz, Kate Golby, Marie Suarez, Anna Petunova, Renato Parolin, Sandrine Guédon, Michael Powell, Véronique Courtois, Marie-Thérèse Saint-Aubin.