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Cross Stitched Picture: Created From A Favorite Photo – Review

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 Demystified.

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 […]

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

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 […]

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

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 […]

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Follow Your Passion And Aim For A Truly Fulfilled Life!

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 are truly passionate about. Most people generally feel happier and more content when doing, watching or reading something that really catches their attention and […]

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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 […]

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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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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 4,000 years ago! The practice of creating […]

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Lighted Magnifying Glasses For Stitchers – A Patterns Patch Review

A Patterns Patch Review  Some time ago my wife started suffering from headaches. Initially mild, they were getting a little worse and tended to come on in the evenings, usually when she was stitching. We felt that the failing light at the end of the day was the most likely cause since in addition to the […]

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