• There’s nothing worse than ruining your cross-stitch fabric halfway through your project. A lot of incidents can happen, from the unfortunate coffee spill to the blood drops from the accidental needle prick. I once had burned my hand and ended up having burn cream all over my fabric without noticing! Here are a few tips about […]

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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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  • I love Christmas gifts. I love giving them and I love receiving them. What better way to show how much you know a person than creating a handmade gift just for them? Since I cross-stitch (and I’m usually almost broke by the time the season comes), I always go through gift ideas I can make to […]

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  • Ever wanted to create your own cross-stitch pattern? There are several tools online that will help you do so. Whether it’s converting a photo to a chart or just creating and designing your own, here is a list of useful websites.   My Photo Stitch: Photo to Cross-Stitch Pattern The My Photo Stitch pattern creator allows you […]

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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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  • Before starting your first project, there are a few essential cross-stitch supplies you will need. If you purchased a cross-stitching kit, most of the items you need will usually be provided. Otherwise, here’s a full list of the cross-stitch supplies you should have at hand before beginning. They are all very easy to find at […]

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  • If you’ve ever looked at a finished cross-stitch project, you may be amazed at the amount of details. From the different colors and stitches type to the image and the finishing, it may seem like a very complicated thing to do! Now look closely, it is simply made up of a series of squares covered […]

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