Now here’s a question that gets brought up quite frequently in the Pixel Stitch discord — washing your work. I’ll start off by saying that washing is entirely a matter of personal preference, and people do it all sorts of different ways. Here I’ll be outlining reasons I choose to wash, and how I go… Read More Washing your Cross Stitch: When and Why to Wash
Hello again! I’m doing another Christmas ornament this week for you all. I already had all the materials on hand after last week’s quilted balls tutorial, so I went ahead and tried a different style. This time, we’re making another fabric ornament style that divides your ball into quarters or eights. As before, I did… Read More Fabric Ornament – Make your own Cross Stitched Lens Baubles
I planned to do some ‘Christmas in July’ type designs this year, but time kind of got away with me. Instead I’m going to learn how to make some quick cross stitch ornaments, starting with this quilted folded star ornaments. How is it July already anyway? I feel like this year has both horribly dragged… Read More Quilted Cross Stitch Ornaments – Fabric Christmas Baubles
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!
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?