cross stitch christmas stocking
News

Delightful Cross Stitch Christmas Stocking Patterns Bring You Joy!

With Halloween now over for cross stitchers, and thanksgiving just around the corner, your holiday fun begins with the excitement of the vast range of needlework projects for a Cross Stitch Christmas Stocking.  He’s known by a different name in almost every country he visits. But no matter what Santa Claus goes by, his arrival

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peyote beaded bracelet
How To

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 patterns

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framing cross stitch
Tutorials

Framing Cross Stitch – 7 Simple Steps To Doing It Properly Yourself?

Do you usually take your latest completed piece to a professional for framing cross stitch? You’re certainly not alone since many stitchers do. Perhaps that’s what you too have done in the past, and are perfectly happy with the results. On the other hand, you may have done your own cross stitch framing and have

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cross stitch hoops
Tools & Supplies

Cross Stitch Hoops: Do You Love or Hate Them?

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

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cross stitch stash
How To

How To Keep Your Cross Stitch Stash Organized and Tidy.

Frequently, I see articles in Cross Stitch magazines about the importance of storing your cross stitch stash well, in order to be tidier and better organized. These articles usually recommend spending a small fortune on craft tote bags, storage solutions and attractive craft boxes. Now, while these are wonderful objects to own, they are not

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religious cross stitch patterns
Tools & Supplies

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 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

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lighted magnifying glasses image
Reviews

Lighted Magnifying Glasses Are Ideal For Cross Stitchers

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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untidy cross stitch
Tutorials

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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cross stitched picture, A Cheetah's Mask
Reviews

Cross Stitched Picture: Created From A Favorite Photograph

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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