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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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Bad Cross Stitch: 7 Habits to Avoid

It’s so easy to get into bad habits, isn’t it? Very often, impatience or laziness or time constraints can cause us to cut corners or to be sloppy with our work. Not surprisingly, if bad cross stitch habits are not corrected, they soon become cross stitching “sins”. Sins that rarely save us any time at […]

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Specialty Threads: Tips for Cross Stitch Success

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 […]

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Thread Heaven: No More Cross Stitch Knots and Tangles – Guaranteed!

In my last article, I wrote about storing your threads (floss) in such a way that they would remain easy to find, store and identify – to spare the frustrations of losing important shades of thread just as you needed them. Today, I’m going to focus on another challenge relating to threads – that 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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Cross Stitch Threads! Some Exciting Alternatives to DMC and Anchor

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 a list of six […]

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