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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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Feeling Jaded? Here Are Some New Cross Stitch Ideas.

Are you looking to try something new for your next cross stitch project, but  undecided on exactly what. Or, perhaps you’re in a bit of a stitching rut? After all, it’s usually easier to stick with what is familiar. Every now and again though, it’s great to broaden our stitching horizons and try something new! […]

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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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Why It’s Important To Take Care of Your Eyes When Stitching

Today, I visited Karen, a friend of mine who has recently suffered from sight loss. One of the first things she said to me was, “Whatever else you do Scarlet, take good care of your eyes! I didn’t …”. Fortunately, she can still see strong colors and shapes, and she uses this ability to continue […]

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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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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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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 […]

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Welcome to the Patterns Patch Blog

Hi, I’m Scarlet and, together with my fellow writers, John and Janis, have created an inspiring, friendly and upbeat website where you can explore cross stitch and learn new techniques from both your fellow members and ourselves.  We share with you insider information, unusual facts, and shortcuts to better stitching. We also include a series […]

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