When I started with embroidery I used DMC yarns.
It was the only type that was available where I lived and I didn’t know other types existed.
There are over 400 colours of DMC yarns and over the years I bought them all.
The colour palette of DMC has been the reference of my designs for a long time.
The last decade I discovered and tried a lot of different types of yarn.
The effect of each different type of yarn is slightly different, some are more or less twined, more or less glossy, thicker or thinner and the feeling while working with them differs.
On this website you can see which yarns I used for every pattern.
If a different yarn then DMC has been used I always try to add a conversion diagram.
I make these conversion diagrams by hand and don’t leave it to the computer.
This way I can recommend the best possible colour palette for the pattern.
For a few patterns, for example the ‘Vincent series’ this is not really necessary because the number of colours is limited and it is easy to choose your own colours.
There are two patterns that have been converted by computer.
The fact that a computer has been used is clearly stated in the information for the two patterns.
When multi-colored yarn have been used it is impossible to convert to DMC.
The effect of multi-colored yarn is not only influenced by the colour but also by the direction of the stitches.
After my voyage through the world of yarns I discovered my favorite is “Au Ver à Soie-Soie d’Alger”.
A thread of pure silk with a beautiful glossy look that works smoothly and easily.
When you work with one thread of this silk on fabric with a 11 or 12.5 threads per centimeter it creates a very good coverage.
And not unimportantly there are 610 colours available!
After discovering “Au Ver à Soie-Soie d’Alger” silk has become the basis for a lot of my designs.
This sometimes makes it very difficult to convert designs to DMC because there are less colours of DMC.
I only convert “Au Ver à Soie-Soie d’Alger” to DMC when I am happy with the result when using DMC. Whenever applicable the information regarding this can be found under “Pattern Information”.
“Au Ver à Soie-Soie d’Alger” silk is a lot more expensive then DMC cotton, but remember je only use one thread instead of the two when using DMC.
The only downside to using “Au Ver à Soie-Soie d’Alger” silk is that it works so smoothly you’ll get addicted and don’t want to use another brand.
This is a website where you can purchase patterns.
As a one woman company it is not possible for me to have all the yarns and fabric on stock and the shipping costs would be substantial.
For materials I have to refer you to your local shop or one of the many online shops that specialize in embroidery supplies.
Patterns on paper
The first version of Aaron Art only supplied patterns on paper.
The new website only supplies patterns digitally in a PDF format.
This is a much more efficient system. I don’t need to stock masses of paper and ink and patterns can be send digitally and automatically even when I am on holiday.
But there is no rule without an exception.
If you want a pattern on paper instead of digitally you can send me an email via the website and I will send you a cost estimate.
The price of a pattern on paper is based on the cost of the digital pattern, the printing costs and the shipping costs.
The paper pattern will be printed on 120 gram paper.