Today I’d like to take a moment and try out a new (to me) thread brand, Lecien. I’ll be trying out both their Cosmo cottons and their Nishikiito metallics . They’re a Japanese company that has been selling embroidery thread since 1950. Lecien has 462 solid cotton colors, and 140 variegated cotton colors, and currently… Read More Lecien Cosmo & Nishikiito : Cross Stitch & Embroidery Thread Review
Whether you’re a beginner or a long time stitcher you already have a preferred method for cross stitching. Whether you realize it or not. The way your Xs are made. Your favorite place to stitch in. What count fabric you prefer. Whether you use a Q-snap or a hoop. These are all ways in which… Read More Hoop, Q-snap, or Scroll Frame? Which should you use?
It’s only a few weeks ’til Valentine’s Day and I hadn’t quite found a good gift for my boyfriend yet. So I decided to make one! It wasn’t until I saw QuaternionCreations’ new pattern that I knew what I wanted to do. But I put together a flat ornament that he can hang in his… Read More How to make a Cross-Stitch Flat Ornament
In my thread organization post I mentioned I’d write up a tutorial on how I label a plastic bobbin. So here we are. Now, my thread collection has been amassed over many years. Some are inherited, others were picked up at thrift stores. Previously I used hand cut-out bobbins, then purchased cardboard bobbins, and finally… Read More Simple Trick to Label Plastic Thread Bobbins
I get asked a lot about my thread organization method. If you’re just getting into cross stitch or embroidery you may not have a lot of thread yet. However, something all long time stitchers can agree upon is that thread collections build up faster than you’d think. It won’t be long before you find yourself… Read More Thread Organization for Cross Stitch and Embroidery