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Wedding Cross Stitch Ideas For That Special Occasion

Don’t forget wedding cross stitch in your plans for that special day. Along with choosing the dress, deciding on flowers for the bouquet and writing the guest list, put some time aside for stitching invitations, place setting cards, wedding favours, a ring pillow or even a sampler. If a friend or family member is tying […]

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Washing Cross Stitch – Why Should I Do That?

Why Should I wash cross stitch? Well! If you’re anything like me you’ll tend to end up with a few marks on your newly completed project. Plus, while you were stitching, natural oils from your hands were being transferred to your material and threads; dust was settling on it as well. These need removing before […]

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Religious Cross Stitch Patterns May Help Your Faith

Religion is undoubtedly a major influence across the world and many cross stitchers will have considered stitching a piece that symbolises their faith; many have already done this. Well, for those yet to do so, just as with every other type of design that we frequently get the urge to search for, there are hundreds […]

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Magnolia Cross Stitch: Five Years and Five Continents, Completed at Last – Majestic!

“Never again,” I said to myself over and over. I must have been out of my mind when I chose Majestic Magnolia, a gorgeous cross stitch design I simply couldn’t resist. It didn’t matter to me that I was still a beginner and I had never stitched on linen. I thought I could tackle any […]

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How to Create Beautiful Bracelets From Peyote Stitch Patterns

How to Use Peyote Stitch Patterns to Create Beautiful Beaded Bracelets

  A very old and traditional stitching technique is that of either creating a pattern by fastening beads to fabric by stitching or simply weaving tiny beads together. Peyote stitch patterns have been around for a very long time. The Egyptians created burial garments using these patterns over 4000 years ago! The practice of creating patterns […]

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Lighted Magnifying Glasses For Stitchers

Some time ago my wife started suffering from headaches. Initially mild, they are getting a little worse now and tend to come on in the evenings, usually when she is stitching. We feel that the failing light at the end of the day is the most likely cause since in addition to the headaches she […]

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Stitch Unique Cross Stitch Pictures From Your Favorite Photos

Have you ever thought to yourself, “Wouldn’t it be great to create cross stitch pictures from my favorite photos?”. You have! Well! Wonder no more because now you can; quickly, easily and cheaply. Early in 2018, a new online service, from a leading needlework thread manufacturer, was launched  that would satisfy the wishes of cross […]

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Starting Cross Stitch? Here’s 10 Reasons Why You Should Give it a Try!

Are you considering starting cross stitch? There are  numerous reasons why people take up the beguiling, blue-collar craft of cross stitch. We’re giving you ten good reasons to give cross stitch a try and have listed them for you below. So, please continue reading then pay a visit to your local craft shop and start […]

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Cross Stitch Threads! Some Exciting Alternatives to DMC and Anchor

Mags_cat Foter CC BY-NC-SA Many stitchers start out happily using thread made by two of the best-known manufacturers: Anchor and DMC. And continue to do throughout their stitching careers. While these two companies produce high quality threads, so do other notable manufacturers of cross stitch threads, and all are well worth your consideration. Below is […]

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Framing Cross Stitch – How Can I Do it Myself?

You can of course take your recently completed cross stitch piece to a professional for framing; many stitchers do. Perhaps that’s what you too have done in the past, and are perfectly happy with the results. On the other hand, you may have done the framing of your own cross stitch pieces in the past, with […]

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