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!
I just love making these finishing tutorials! So here’s one I’ve actually done before over on CrossStitch.Live. The cross stitch biscornu! I’ve learned some things since then, and taken fresh photos. So here we go! 🙂 They make great little pin cushions. Make large ones for your desk; small ones for your travel box to… Read More Biscornu Tutorial : Making A Cross Stitch Pin Cushion
Pin drums are by no means a new type of finish. These guys have been around for ages, but mostly among the more traditional cross stitch communities. There’s a few tutorials out there already, and I pulled from several of them when I put together my first pin drum. As always, there’s no single ‘right’… Read More Pin Drum Cross Stitch Finishing Tutorial