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Most of cross stitch kits created by RIOLIS contain wool/acrylic threads. There is a certain reason why we are using these threads as a basic material for our designs. Old traditions and our own experience have assured us in amazing quality of this material.


The first known in the history embroideries were made with woolen threads. Ancient stitched ornaments were considered to protect the house from evil spirits and women also decorated clothes with it.


Wool/acrylic threads used in RIOLIS kits are produced by Italian company Safil. Modern technologies gave an opportunity to improve the quality of wool raw materials adding acryl to woollen yarn. These threads are made of 70% of acryl and only 30% of wool. Our wool/acrylic threads are more resistible to abrasion, better preserve the color and are less allergenic.


Wool/acrylic threads are very smooth to the touch. It is easy to stitch even if you are inexperienced in such kind of handiwork, and stitches lay tight giving soft and matte surface.


Embroidery with wool/acrylic threads looks more like 3D, than stranded cotton threads.


Different decorative elements with woollen embroidery make your house look stylish and cosy.


The whole palette of dark colors of wool/acrylic threads is very deep and saturated. So there are some designs like animals, landscapes which look more attractive, vivid and very close to the original.


Here you can see the difference between stitching with wool/acrylic threads and with cotton stranded threads:


using woolen/acrylic threads





 using stranded cotton threads




Wool/acrylic threads as opposed to stranded cotton perfectly suits for working on 10 and below count fabric, because it covers canvas very nicely, so weak sight people as well as kids can also enjoy cross-stitching.


RIOLIS cross-stitch kits with wool/acrylic threads are loved very much not only by Russian embroidery fans, but also by crafty people all around the world. You will love it too!