• 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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  • 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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