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Mushroom Family Sampler Gera Cross Stitch Kits

Posted by Katie Remski on Aug 10, 2017 1:00:00 PM

Mushroom Family Sampler Cross Stitch Kit on Linen at Pink Castle Fabrics

These little 'shrooms from Gera designer Kyoko Maruoka are the perfect cute and quirky intro to cross stitch samplers! A free pattern from Lecien, we love it so much we decided to make kits so you can start stitching right away. 

Since everyone has their preference, the Gera Cross Stitch kits come in both Aida cloth and linen variations. The linen kits (pictured above) use Wichelt-Permin 32 count linen in the color Sea Lily, which is a beautiful light teal color-- a welcome break from white and other neutrals. If you want to know more about the technique for cross stitching on linen, check out this tutorial. The Aida cloth kits (pictured at right) use Wichelt-Permin 100% cotton 16 count Aida, and the color is also called Sea Lily, though you can see it's a bit lighter in color than the linen. Click here for an Aida cross stitch tutorial!  Mushroom Family Sampler by Gera made by Brenda Ratliff
Cosmo_Floss for Mushroom Family Samplers

Both cross stitch kits use 24 colors of Lecien's Cosmo Floss, a smooth, silky cotton thread with vibrant color. Though some of the writing on the two-page pattern is in Japanese, the chart is very easy to read and follow with the help of numbers and symbols for each thread color. Check the pattern out here if you want to see the pattern before buying the kit, and see more about Cosmo Floss (and the Q-snap frame in the photo above!) here.

If you make a Mushroom Family Sampler, make sure to tag us on Instagram with #mushroomfamilysampler and @pinkcastlefabrics --we might just share your make! 


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Topics: japanese imports, Lecien, cross stitch, cross stitch kit, cosmo floss, kyoko maruoka, mushroom family sampler, gera cross stitch, Techniques, Home Decoration

What the Kawaii Fabric Clubs means for you!

Posted by Brenda Ratliff on Dec 19, 2013 11:26:00 PM
PCF Kawaii Club

The Kawaii Fabric Club is an awesome new monthly fabric club that starts shipping in January! If you want to get in on the ground floor, and get the complete set of eight fat eighths or quarters per month you need to sign up before January first! Find out all about it here.

But what if you don't want a collection of super darling kawaii fabric delivered to your house every month... Wait, how is that possible? What if, much more likely, fat quarters just aren't enough? What then?

Pink Castle is pleased to say we now carrying even more amazing Japanese import fabric! And there is more coming! Let me just show you some of what is in stock today!

We've had a recent restock of Melody Miller prints from Kokka:

PCF Kawaii Club

Not kawaii, I know, but still so scrumptious. Including those amazing arrows!

We are now carrying fabric from a new manufacturer, Trans-Pacific Textiles who really is delivering the cute:

These are all so great! Be sure to click over and look at them all. This one is Bears About Town:

PCF Kawaii Club

But this is my favorite, Red Riding Hood in Blue (and if you can think of a good use for it, let me know, I need an excuse to snatch this one up myself):

PCF Kawaii Club

From Cosmo Textile we have the sugar rush party that is Toki Meki Friends!


From Westex we have some neat geometric/abstract prints, this one is even called Candy:

PCF Kawaii Club

I just love these fabrics!

And how could I not mention Cocoland Cats from Kokka! So adorable!


We also carry fun fabrics from other great Japanese manufactures - Yuwa, Lecien, and Kei. And as the new year rolls on, new imported fabrics will be rolling into the store! Stay tuned!'

PS - you can enter to win a Kawaii Fabric Club bundle at Red Pepper Quilts today!

Topics: japanese imports, Monthly Clubs, Fabric

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