Free Cross Stitch Patterns Let You Try Before You Buy

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One of the most frustrating parts of learning a new craft can be the cost of getting all the materials. Free cross stitch patterns help you keep the costs down before you find out whether or not you enjoy cross stitching. This keeps the amount of hard-earned cash you have to shell out to a minimum.

I don’t know about you, but I love to find something for free, especially when it is something I haven’t tried before. Cross stitch patterns can be found free in several different areas, so save yourself some money and check out these ideas for cross stitch charts for free.

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Cross Stitch Journal: Enjoy the Pleasure of Owning A Good One

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You love cross stitch and spend a lot of time working on your projects. A wonderful way to remember what you’ve created is to write a small journal entry for each one you have completed. These cross stitch journal entries also make a very nice addition when you give your framed cross stitch projects to family and friends. They provide a source of information on the project.

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Cross Stitched Picture: Created From A Favorite Photograph

cross stitched picture, A Cheetah's Mask

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to create a cross stitched picture from your favorite photo or digital image but didn’t know how, or perhaps believed it was either too difficult or too expensive?

You have!

Well! Wonder no more because now you can – easily, cheaply, and by yourself … online!

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Counted Cross Stitch Supplies For Newbies Made Easy.

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If you are new to the world of needlework and embroidery crafts, you might consider trying counted cross stitch. Cross stitch is a popular form of counted-thread embroidery in which you use x-shaped stitches to form a picture. It is called counted cross stitch because the stitcher counts the threads in each direction so that the stitches are of uniform size and appearance. It may sound a little complicated but, believe me, it isn’t. To get started, you’ll need a few counted cross stitch supplies…

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Cross Stitching Tips: 7 Essential Secrets of the Best Stitchers.

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In my last article, I wrote about the seven bad habits of cross stitching – those dark secrets that lurk in everyone’s cross stitching past – and even persist when we become more skilled. Today, I’m thinking of the opposite – cross stitching tips: the 7 essential secrets of the best stitchers. You’d think that this may just be the opposite of the bad habits. But great cross stitching doesn’t just mean avoidance of bad habits.

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Native American Cross Stitch – A Heritage YOU Can Be Proud Of!

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Native American Cross Stitch: A Heritage YOU Can Be Proud Of!

The Native American people are proud of their heritage and of their ways. They have endured many tragedies throughout history, but they have stood strong and not turned their backs on those that went before. It is because of their strength and heritage that many companies have designed Native American cross stitch charts to honor these indigenous people.

You can stitch many striking native american images, especially of warriors and wolves, in fine detail as a cross stitch pattern…

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Follow Your Passion And Aim For A Truly Fulfilled Life!

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This article is NOT directly related to Cross Stitch, But, you know what? Stitchers, in the main, are well-rounded, intelligent people with all sorts of different interests, some of which they get excited about. Especially when it lets you follow your passion.

Most people generally feel happier and more content when doing, watching or reading something that really catches their attention and interest. So, we decided to give you an article on how to first discover and then follow your own passion…

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Wedding Cross Stitch: Great Ideas For That Special Occasion

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When it comes to finding a unique gift for a bride and groom, wedding cross stitch patterns will give you ideas that make for a gift that’s a unique and wonderful choice. They serve as a beautiful reminder of this most important day in a couple’s life.

Also known as marriage patterns, these works of art provide a family heirloom for the couple to pass down to their children and future generations. The theme from the marriage pattern can also be used for anniversary presents, creating a collection of cross stitch art for the couple to add to over the years.

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Washing Cross Stitch – Why Should I Do That?

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Periodically I’m asked, “What benefits do I see from washing cross stitch?”. Well! If you’re anything like me you’ll tend to end up with a few marks on your newly completed piece. 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 they turn to stains. Any fabric that isn’t clean is also subject to discoloration within a few years. Thankfully, you can remove all but the most stubborn of marks and stains by carefully washing your cross stitch piece.

We’ll show you in this article what to do and what to avoid when cleaning your recently completed cross stitch picture…

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Religious Cross Stitch Patterns May Help Your Faith.

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Religion is undoubtedly a major influence across the world and many cross stitchers will have considered stitching a piece that symbolizes their own 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 of beautiful religious cross stitch patterns available, both on- and off-line.Arabic religious cross stitch image

Admittedly, the majority of the patterns available are for the Christian and Catholic religions. However, there are a number of established sites that provide cross stitch patterns for stitchers from other religious backgrounds.

For example at www.islamiccrossstitch.bravehost.com/ there are a number of patterns based on the art of Arabic calligraphy. You can even stitch your name in Arabic. While they have others which depict the geometric patterns that are often associated with the Islam religion.

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