Many of us roll our eyes or giggle when we’re working on our latest cross stitch project and someone compliments us on our ‘knitting.’ It’s not terribly uncommon for those outside of the craft community to not be able to tell crochet from macrame. Cross stitch from embroidery. Maybe they haven’t even heard of petit… Read More Petit Point – Similar But Different to Cross Stitch… and Smaller!
Time for another obscure thread brand review~! Today, I’ll be taking a look at Bijoux and Accentuate brand threads. I picked a spool of both up when I was last at my local needlework shop… 2 years ago. Whoops. Time to finally put them to use! I’m really enjoying trying out new types of threads… Read More Bijoux and Accentuate – Metallic thread brands for Cross Stitch
It is time once again for yet another cross stitch finishing technique! This time, the elusive humbug. Similar to the biscornu, it’s hard to tell what these are really designed to be, other than extremely adorable. I’ve seen them used as pin cushions and christmas ornaments. If filled with rice or other heavier materials they… Read More Humbug Tutorial: Ornaments, Pin Cushions, or Scissor Fobs?
I’ve been posting designs stitched on these pre-stretched aida canvases for years now. And I still constantly get questions about where I get them. I’ll give you the options below for where to buy aida canvases. However, they’re very limited in color, count, and size. And are generally not available overseas. So instead, I want… Read More Stretched Canvas Cross Stitch – An Elegant Alternative to Framing
There’s only so many framed cross stitches you can make before you run out of wall space for them all. Gifting to friends and family extends this a bit, but eventually they’ll run out of wall space too! Waste canvas and soluble canvas can help! What if I told you that you could wear your… Read More Waste Canvas vs Soluble Canvas : Cross Stitch Your Clothes!