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New Calin Frames
Tuesday 24 January, 2023

Like the Q-Snaps, but even better than the Q-Snaps Useless to deny it: looking at the embroidery frames from Calin, the renowned, American Q-Snaps come immediately to mind. And, to be fair, these Americans came first and are very good frames. Virtually any st....

Luxury is served
Wednesday 18 January, 2023

Merchant & Mills: born to be unique An English brand, headquartered in a medieval small town - Rye (in the pastoral county of East Sussex, south west of London) - where time seems to stand still and magic is to be found literally in any corner. With such an....

Posie - Tanya Whelan
Thursday 12 January, 2023

Timeless classics There are cotton prints that truly stand the test of time; designs that recall “the olden days”, though being always up-to-date. And prints of the new collection designed by Tanya Whelan, “Posie” - are exactly like that: a swirl o....

Secret Stitch Along Lanarte 2023-1
Wednesday 04 January, 2023

The brand new Lanarte Secret Stitch Along is coming soon! Lanarte introduce its first “Mystery” in 2023 and, with it, they’re launching once again the thrilling “challenge” of cross stitching something and discover exactly “what” at the end, piece after....

Don’t call it “kitchen towel”!
Tuesday 03 January, 2023

Beyond kitchen towels Here in Italy, we can call them with a number of names, but in the anglo saxon world, they’re mostly called kitchen towels or with the elegant name “tea towel” :-) And the ones that we have found during our frequent incursions in ....

The longest midnight of the year - 2022
Saturday 31 December, 2022

Around the world in 24 time zones from Tonga to Honolulu to celebrate the New Year brilliantly!!! Berlin, Paris, Madrid, Roma Sydney ....

Last-minute Xmas presents?
Thursday 22 December, 2022

Last-minute Xmas presents? No stress! With a gift voucher on Casa Cenina, you're never late and you're always right! Casa Cenina eGifts are the perfect way to give your friends (or yourself!) exactly what they (or you!) want! Send an eGift ....

Long live the Holidays and best wishes to you!
Thursday 22 December, 2022

Cenina People at Christmas Time You know us by name and by email and, in some cases, by “face and voice”, too. However, in the Christmas version, for sure, you have never seen us before ;-) So, just to add some more “merriment” to this merry time, here are t....

12 days to Christmas 2022
Monday 12 December, 2022

Less than two weeks left! Now it’s appropriate to say: preparations are in full swings… and Casa Cenina is certainly no exception! The countdown is ticking very fast and we just’ don’t want to let these last, waiting days without any surprises. Or, better said: without any surprises in th....

A passion for knitting and crocheting
Friday 09 December, 2022

Dedicated to knitting and crocheting lovers. One is called like the US city considered as the “most European city” in America: Boston. While the other one is a “classic” already in its name: Alpaca Classic, in fact. They are the brand new knitting ....

All about Battings and Interlinings
Thursday 01 December, 2022

Battings and interlinings, these strangers? Let’s find out about them! Live with Elena, on Wednesday, December 7th, at 9 pm (CET). During our live and exclusively for the people connected with us, a coupon to purchase all Freudenberg products with a re....

There’s a SAL that’s going to surprise you!
Thursday 01 December, 2022

A little, mysterious Christmas Mat and Me “strikes again” with a Mystery SAL fully dedicated to the Holidays and exclusively on Casa Cenina, to be stitched in just two parts, ‘cause we all know: December is such a busy month. It’s getting started on De....

All about metallic fibers
Monday 14 November, 2022

Wednesday 16th, go live with us! A mixed blessing for all stitchers (and not only!): all you ever wanted to know and never dared to ask about metallic threads explained by Casa Cenina ;-) Follow us on YouTube or FaceBook and save the date and the time: ....

Botties - DIY shoes
Tuesday 08 November, 2022

Heard of the Botties? They are DIY shoes and are becoming more and more famous worldwide, because they’re eco-friendly, extremely creative, colorful and… made by you, with your favorite crafting technique: in fact, the manufacturer, offers a series of bases....

A quick video tutorial to create a fabric heart wreath!
Tuesday 25 October, 2022

Thursday, October 27th: we’re going live! A quick video tutorial to create a fabric heart wreath! For our hearts, we’ve chosen Xmas fabrics, but this kind of wreath is suitable for any occasion, following the fabrics you’ll choose, of course. Learn with ....

The Good Card - Unusual and surprising
Tuesday 25 October, 2022

The Good Card: a biodegradable thought, growing forever. Choose them for their elegant, light cardboard and their simple, minimal design, printed with non-toxic inks; or because they’re blank inside, so that you can write whatever you like and suitable for an....

Big City Christmas
Friday 21 October, 2022

Christmas according to Country Cottage Needleworks 7 patterns, issued consecutively for 7 months, starting from November 2022: its name is “Big City Christmas” and it’s the new Mystery SAL from Nikki Leeman, founder and designer of Country Cottage Needl....

Cross stitch and more from Ukraine.
Tuesday 18 October, 2022

Charivna Mit: marvels from Ukraine. Their name means “magic moment”: that moment we all stitchers know very well and experience every time, when we can finally take our time with needle, threads and embroidery fabrics in our hands. They add all this a ....

Welcome “Hometown”!
Thursday 13 October, 2022

Hometown: a place to discover. “Home is where the heart is”: nothing like this English way of saying celebrates the place where we live and feel at best on Earth and is more suitable for introducing the new Tilda collection, called Hometown. Being a ci....

A quick video tutorial on decor transfers
Wednesday 12 October, 2022

Friday, October 14th: we’re going live! A quick video tutorial on decor transfers and how to use them on frames, mirrors, styrofoam, walls, wood, glass and more! Of course, live with us, so that you can ask any question and see in real time how to use ....

Casa Cenina welcomes Belle & Boo!!
Tuesday 11 October, 2022

Belle & Boo: the trendy UK vintage! Straight from Great Britain, here’s a brand we have selected for their “back to the retro” taste. It’s called Belle & Boo and it was established by a nice lady, mom of two young girls, starting just from her experienc....

Discovering a different “primitive”.
Wednesday 05 October, 2022

There’s a freebie for you, if you love tradition. Don’t miss the e-patterns from Samplers and Primitives: they’re from a skillful, Bulgarian designer and will let you feel all the real taste of cross stitch as it was originally, besides… giving you a free c....

DMC bets on vintage once more.
Wednesday 28 September, 2022

If you’re quick, a present is waiting for you! A perfect reproduction of one of the iconic, old thread boxes from DMC, with two freebies included: it’s the vintage box, made of strong cardboard, that you can get as a gift, by simply purchasing DMC items for a t....

Secret Stitch Along Lanarte 2022-2
Saturday 20 August, 2022

The brand new Lanarte Secret Stitch Along is coming soon! Lanarte introduce their second “Mystery” in 2022 and, with it, they’re launching once again the thrilling “challenge” of cross stitching something and discover exactly “what” at the end, piece af....

Prym Advent Calendar 2022: an unmissable European debut!
Friday 22 July, 2022

It’s early or never! Since 1600, they’ve been a reference brand. A real “giant” in the hobby and craft industry, covering sewing, knitting, crocheting, stitching and accessories. Starting this year and for the first time in the whole “Old Continent....

Tilda Chic Escape
Tuesday 07 June, 2022

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 wonder....

If you’re not joining it, you’re missing out!
Tuesday 17 May, 2022

  Embroidery Festival 2022a barrage of benefits, plus fun! The “smart” version of our most beloved event cannot be missed just because you can easily join us online from wherever you’re going to be on the very day of the event, but also becaus....

Barefoot Roses: Tanya Whelan
Tuesday 01 March, 2022

Barefoot roses: try to resist, if you can! They are the most typical Spring flowers and someone wrote about them “roses smell good by profession”. And, to be true, they seem to emanate their scent even from the fabrics of the new collection from the US designer Ta....

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