Some of you may have heard of railroading before, others likely haven’t. But what is it exactly, and how does it help your cross stitching look neater? More importantly, is it worth the extra effort? Let’s find out together! Why should you be railroading your stitches? Railroading is a technique to force your thread to… Read More Railroading – A simple technique for more uniform stitches
I used to make a ton of plastic canvas cross stitch items. Despite the fact I haven’t done so in a while I still get a lot of questions on how it can be used effectively. I’ve been itching to make some more anyway, so I figured I’d take this opportunity to make a little… Read More Plastic Canvas and Cross Stitch : 12+ Things You Can Make With It!
Here’s a post I’ve been wanting to make for a while! Today I’ll be sharing with you some of my favorite small businesses to shop at for cross stitching supplies! Sure, I could list dozens of pattern designers I love and support, but that should probably get its own article. 😉 Today I’ll be focusing… Read More Shop Small Businesses for your Cross Stitch Accessories!
This month I wanted to share with you some creative ways to decorate your embroidery hoop for framing! I’ve gone over a lot of finishing techniques on this blog, but I’ve always kind of avoided hoops and frames. They’re so common, and there are tons of tutorials out there for backing hoops or framing your… Read More Hoop Decorating to Embellish Your Cross Stitch & Embroidery Projects
Hello everyone! This month I wanted to bring to you a quick rundown of some of the different ways to anchor your stitches when starting each new length of thread! There’s a few different thread starts that I use depending on the situation, and probably more out there. In my examples I’ll be using two… Read More Thread Starts for Cross Stitch — 7 Ways to Anchor Your First Stitch