Lighted Magnifying Glasses Are Ideal For Cross Stitchers

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A Patterns Patch Review

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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 headaches she also had sore, itchy eyes. As a result of this I searched for a solution on the Internet and came across these modern lighted magnifying glasses for stitchers.

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Mandala Cross Stitch Patterns Are Great Fun To Stitch!

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Tell Me About Mandalas?

One of the new kids on our block in recent times are mandala cross stitch patterns. With their kaleidoscope-style mosaic of vivid colors, they’re proving a real hit with stitchers everywhere.

They can look absolutely stunning when stitched, framed and displayed on a wall and make a natural conversation piece (pun intended).

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Why We Love Large Christmas Cross Stitch Designs

Large Christmas Cross Stitch Pattern

When it comes to the festive season, one of my favorite things to do is attempt at least one large Christmas cross stitch design. I’m sure I’m not alone in this practice.

Although recently I have been busy creating small cards and bookmarks in preparation for Christmas. The weeks fly past at this time of year, and it’s easy to get behind with Christmas stitching plans. I love these small projects – one evening of stitching, and another stitched card is completed. It gives of sense of achievement.

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Specialty Threads: Great Tips for Cross Stitch Success

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Introducing specialty threads for stitching

As we all try to make an extra effort to add shimmer and style to our special occasion stitching projects, there are many challenges that may arise. We know how great specialty threads are – and what they can add to the finished results of our sparkling projects. Metallic or rayon/viscose threads can make the difference between a good project and an extra-special one.

However, these threads can be difficult to work with, and it can be tempting to lose patience with them when they tangle, break, fray and do not lie flat on the fabric as other cotton or silk-based threads do. Let’s see what we can do to make life a little easier…

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