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Frequently Asked Questions

Below we answer a few frequently asked questions. If you can't find the answer you are looking for, please contact us.

What does “hpi” mean?
Hpi means holes per linear Inch.  This is how the canvas count is measured so 10hpi equals 10 holes per linear inch.  This is sometimes expressed as 10/”.  The larger this number is, the finer the canvas.

If you’re working in metric, a 10hpi canvas would be expressed as 40 holes per 10cm, 12hpi is 48 holes per 10cm and 7hpi is 29 holes per 10cm.

What is Zweigart Canvas?
Zweigart are German manufacturers of Tapestry (needlepoint) and Embroidery fabrics. They were established in 1877 and have an enviable reputation for the quality of their products.

How accurate is the wool estimation you give?
We’ve worked out the amount of wool required by stitching a length and counting the stitches! We haven’t included any extra in our calculations so the lengths we list should be considered an absolute minimum.

I love the idea of cutting down on waste, but why do kit suppliers include so much extra wool?
Most kit manufacturers are geared to produce complete kits so supplying extra wools should a customer run out is time-consuming.  It can work out cheaper to simply supply more wool than required.

Do I have to stick to either Appletons or Anchor wools?
No, you are in charge!  There is a wide range of wool brands available and a quick hunt around the web will throw up colour conversion charts for many of them.

Digital Downloads - Coming soon!
Our digital downloads are strictly for personal use only, no commercial licence is granted. You may copy the file onto any device you have or print it out to work from. You may not adjust the file or monetise this in any way by sharing it in any digital or printed form for personal gain. All designs remain the copyright of Deighton Needleworks. Due to the nature of digital downloads, we are unable to offer refunds.

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