10 Essential Cross Stitch Tools To Ensure More Stitching Fun!

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Whether you’re a new stitcher or highly experienced it’s so much easier when you have the right cross stitch tools. While it’s true you can start cross stitching with as little as: a needle, some thread, and a bit of fabric, adding any or all of our classy 10 tools and gadgets below will be sure to make life much easier for you.

I’ll also tell you where you can get them too. Most of them can be bought from Amazon.com so it’s always worth checking there.

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Cross Stitch Hoops: Do You Love or Hate Them?

cross stitch hoops

Using cross stitch hoops (or frames) when you embroider is often considered to be essential. I have a small collection of hoops of different sizes, and every now and again I use them.

My largest hoop is too big to place among my general stitching stash, so it sits on a shelf, like a huge halo. I know that stitching experts are divided as to whether or not we should use hoops – so here are the reasons for and against…

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Religious Cross Stitch Patterns May Help Your Faith.

religious cross stitch patterns

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 religious cross stitch patterns available are for the Christian and Catholic faiths.

However, there are a number of established sites that provide religious 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 religious cross stitch patterns that are often associated with the Islam religion.

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Cross Stitched Bookmarks: A Dazzling Marriage of Convenience.

cross stitched bookmarks

There’s an old, old song that goes something like this, “Love and Marriage, Love and Marriage… Go together like a Horse and Carriage.”. Similarly, cross stitch and bookmarks (cross stitched bookmarks) have rubbed along famously together for the last couple of hundred years. So, It’s unlikely to be a surprise that many cross stitchers also happen to be avid book lovers.

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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 Stitch Accessories: Absolutely Essential or Unnecessary?

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Cross stitch is one of the simplest forms of needlework, but can still be daunting to an inexperienced stitcher. Perhaps you are now becoming familiar with the basic concepts of stitching. Maybe you have even done a couple of projects and are starting to feel comfortable with the basic supplies of threads and fabric. Not all Cross Stitch accessories are viewed the same by stitchers. An example of this is a needle threader. Some might consider this as a nice-to-have tool but not essential. Other stitchers would be lost without this vital aid. It’s very much horses for courses with these items.

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