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Fabric in RIOLIS needlework kits

Producer: Zweigart (factory in Germany)

Fabric types: Stern-Aida, Aida Star, Rustico-Aida, Lugana, Brittney Lugana

Fabric weave frequency: 10 ct (4 stitches/ cm or 10 stitches/ inch), 14 ct (5,4 stitches/ cm or 14 stitches/ inch), 15 ct (6 stitches/ cm or 15 stitches/ inch), T25 (10 stitches/ cm or 25 stitches/ inch), T28 (11,2 stitches/ cm or 28 stitches/ inch)

Most popular colors: white , black, cream, flaxen

Material composition: Stern-Aida – 100% cotton; Aida Star – 93% cotton, 7% – polyester, lurex; Rustico-Aida – 51% cotton, 34% viscose, 15% flaxen; Lugana, Brittney Lugana – 52% cotton, 48% – viscose

About Zweigart

Centuries-old traditions of quality, innovative technologies and always fresh creative ideas are the basis of needlework fans´ trust around world.

The company was founded in 1877.

In 1907 it was Zweigart experts who invented Aida which is the most popular fabric for needlework and cross-stitching. When the embroiderers say "canvas", most often they mean this fabric. Special weaving creates squares that are easy to calculate and stitch.

Zweigart fabric is known for its quality. The manufacturer plants are located only in Germany and Switzerland and operate under strict control of company´s specialists. Also, since 2001, production is under supervision of the German state inspection for the technical settings TUV.

In the production only the best raw European (mostly Italian) materials are used.

Zweigart uses most advanced fabric processing methods and their standards are sought by many other manufacturers.

The result is a guaranteed quality fabric that is washable, resistant to fraying and with perfectly straight threads.

A well-known quality mark of Zweigart is the orange thread interwoven into the fabric edge.


Please pay your attention!

In some RIOLIS needlework kits you can find a piece of fabric WITHOUT an edge with orange thread. Fabric for the kits is cut off from a 1,5 meters wide canvas cloth, so it simply means that the piece has been cut out from a place where there were no edge.

In RIOLIS needlework kits it is taken into account that it is impossible to embroider on a dense edge of the canvas. The cut of fabric is calculated considering this circumstance. Therefore if a kit includes a piece of canvas with a dense edge, you can always be sure that you will be able to finish your embroidery.

RIOLIS and Zweigart

In 2013 RIOLIS started to complete all its kits with German made Zweigart fabric.

Two companies that care about quality of their products and are in constant creative search easily found a common professional language.


Please pay your attention!

In some sales points you can still find kits released before 2013 that include fabric of a Belarusian producer.


Especially for RIOLIS our German partners produce a 15 ct fabric (15 stitches in one inch or 6 stitches in one centimeter) that is a little finer than a usual 14 ct Aida Zweigart.

Also, for RIOLIS´ kits with wool/acrylic yarn Zweigart delivers fabric processed by a special technology thanks to which the woolen thread frays less in the course of work.

A variety of Zweigart fabrics inspires to create new embroideries and helps to achieve special artistic effects: opalescent Aida Star canvas – for festive winter landscapes, Rustico – for rural motives, Brittney Lugana – for delicate designs...


A letter from Zweigart confirming that its fabric is included in RIOLIS kits