Welcome to Countrystitch

Update 8 January 2021

Unfortunately Covid-19 is still doing its thing all around the world. This includes causing massive disruptions to supply chains for virtually every product you can think of. This (of course) includes embroidery-related items. What this means in practical terms is that some products are hard to find, and those that are available are taking much longer than usual to reach us down here at the bottom end of the Pacific Ocean. And when products are shipped from this corner of the world, they are taking much longer to reach you than they used to - and waaaaay longer than I would really like them to!

Please be assured that your orders will be shipped as soon as possible, and please don't hesitate to ask for an update on where things are at for a particular order. The best email to use is catherine.rozendaal@gmail.com.

Now, having said that, I will be taking a brief hiatus from dyeing for the next few weeks. This is so my husband can resurface the tables that I use for dyeing the fabrics. From previous experience, we have found that once the new coating has been applied it needs to be left for a couple of weeks before the dyes come into contact with it. So ... no dyeing while that happens.

All current orders (up to #436 and emailed orders received) will be dyed before we 'decommission' the tables for their beautification.  

On the good news front:, my webmaster and I have been working on a refreshed look for the website - it should be ready to go live in the next few weeks.  From what the awesome Simon says, it will be easier for me to maintain (maybe more incentive to actually do this?) and the sample pictures will be bigger as well. That's gotta be a win for everyone!


In conclusion - happy New Year, and happy stitching!


Countrystitch is a small company specialising in hand-dyed fabrics. We also offer a range of standard fabrics from Zweigart, and ranges of standard and hand-dyed threads, as well as other stitching needs. 

We use Zweigart fabrics for our hand-dyed fabrics. Zweigart is one of the leading embroidery fabric manufacturers, with a well-earned reputation for quality products. In addition to our precut sizes, we also custom cut fabric if you are needing a certain size. The cost of custom cut fabric is calculated on the basis of actual size. In most cases no surcharge will be applied (although we do reserve the right to make your piece of fabric a little larger to accommodate more economical fabric cutting, and to price for this accordingly). Please email us for a quote if you need a particular size piece for a project.

If you are shopping for someone else, why not send them a gift certificate? These can be tailored to suit both your budget and the recipient. If you would rather buy something instead for a gift, we can send this directly if you would like, either anonymously or with your name 'attached'  - just be sure to let us know if you want it gift wrapped!

Not all items are held in stock, so some may have to be ordered on request. If you can't find what you are looking for or need help deciding, please let us know and we'll do our best to help you.We do try to keep the overdyed floss thread lines in stock at all times, but other threads and items are usually ordered on an as-required basis.

Displayed prices include GST. GST is not applicable to orders where product is sent direct to addresses outside New Zealand - any tax included in these order confirmations will be deducted when invoices and payments are processed.