• Are you a cross-stitching newbie? Here’s the beginner guide to cross stitch, a compilation of everything you need to know to get started. Cross stitching has been around for centuries and like everything else developed with time, but the basics are still the same. It is very easy to learn and is enjoyed by men […]

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  • While shopping for patterns, you may come across cross stitch kits described as counted versus stamped cross stitch for mainly kits. So what is really the difference between those two and which should you choose? Disclaimer: This blog post may contain affiliate links. For more information, check out our Affiliate Disclosure.   What’s the difference? All […]

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  • Congratulations! You just finished your project! Now before rushing to frame it or turn it into a pillow or whichever finishing idea you have in mind, you will have to begin by washing your cross-stitch.   Why wash your cross-stitch? No matter how hard you were careful or cared for your fabric while working, your […]

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  • Did you come across a three-quarter stitch in your pattern? If you know how to do a half-stitch and a quarter stitch, then you will easily be able to do a three-quarter stitch.   What is a three-quarter stitch used for? Usually, the three-quarter stitch is used for the extra details and shadowing in your […]

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  • Like we saw earlier, there are different types of stitches. In this article, we’ll be looking at one in particular that may appear to be difficult to do: the famous quarter stitch.   What is a quarter stitch and when are they used? Unlike the half stitch which goes all the way to the corner […]

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  • It is no secret that I love using an embroidery hoop when cross-stitching. Even though some people prefer not using it or using other tools, I think it’s still one of the most practical solutions to keep your fabric in place.   What does an embroidery hoop consist of? Hoops come in different sizes and […]

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  • You have your pattern at hand and all the right threads are ready. All you have to do now is start stitching. Wrong! You have to start by preparing the fabric! There are a few things to do before stitching in order to make sure you won’t find a problem at your hands half way though. […]

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  • Not all stitches are created equal. Well, what I wanted to say is that in cross-stitching, there are different types of stitches. Each stitch serves a purpose and adds to the beauty of the finished piece.   The Cross Stitch This is the most common type of stitch you will find. It is in the […]

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  • Before starting to cross-stitch, you need to have the cross-stitch pattern to follow at hand. At first look, all these squares and symbols might feel confusing, but it is very simple to read a pattern. Your pattern will consist of two parts: the actual pattern in itself and the legend.   The Cross-Stitch Pattern The […]

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