cross stitch equipment
Tools & Supplies

Counted Cross Stitch Supplies For Newbies Made Easy.

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 stitch accessories
Tools & Supplies

Cross Stitch Accessories: Absolutely Essential or Unnecessary?

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

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specialty threads
Reviews

Specialty Threads: Great 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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native american cross stitch
Ideas

Native American Cross Stitch – A Great Heritage YOU Can Be Proud Of!

Native American Cross Stitch: A Great 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

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beautiful eyes
News

Why It’s SO 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
How To

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 get excited about. Especially when it lets you follow your passion. Most people generally feel happier and more content when doing, watching or reading

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cross stitch storage bags
How To

Cross Stitch Storage: How To Keep Your Projects Safe.

Do you have a number of projects on the go at a time? I know I do. I have a several projects ‘on hold’ while I complete some Christmas cards and tree ornaments. There are some disadvantages of putting away your long term projects into cross stitch storage, however. Not least being that the momentum

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look after your eyes
How To

How to Avoid Eye Strain When Cross Stitching.

Are you aware of eye strain? Many people who enjoy cross stitch are familiar with that feeling of tired eyes and a headache that follows a satisfying evening of stitching. We all love to achieve great results, but we shouldn’t have to suffer afterwards for our pleasure. So, how to avoid eye strain? Good question,

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starting cross stitch
Ideas

Starting Cross Stitch? 10 Good Reasons Why You Should Give it a Try!

Are you considering starting cross stitch? There are numerous reasons why people take up our wonderful, 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 perhaps browse online before paying a visit to your

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cross stitch threads
Ideas

Cross Stitch Threads! Six Exciting Alternatives to DMC and Anchor

Many cross stitchers start out happily using thread made by two of the best-known manufacturers: Anchor and DMC. And continue to do so 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

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