Ohhh boy. I’ve been putting off this blog for some time. Pricing is a fairly controversial topic, and there’s a few different ways to go about it. For the sake of this not being too long, I will be discussing only finished cross stitch projects, NOT patterns. That’s… a whole ‘nother can of worms that… Read More Pricing Your Cross Stitch for Commissions and Sales
This is probably going to be a long post, so let’s start this off by immediately saying this is NOT about whether you are fast or slow. None of that matters. You should not compare yourself to others and/or get upset at yourself for stitching slower due to injury, mental health, multitasking, etc. That’s not… Read More Speed Test: How to Measure Your Average Cross Stitch Rate and Why
Last month I posted about how I colored some aida with tea! It turned out pretty well, actually. I also dyed some fabric with Kool-Aid though, so I wanted to document my results with that as well. 🙂 As before, This is not a tutorial. I am not an expert and have little experience dyeing… Read More Kool-Aid Dye – Coloring Cross Stitch Stitch Fabric At Home
If you’ve been around the cross stitch or embroidery community for a while, you’ve probably come across the term ORT. But what are ORTs and why do people keep them around? According to the dictionary an ort is “a scrap or remainder of food from a meal.” ; so in stitching terms it’s the scrap… Read More ORTs – What Do You DO With Your Leftover Cross Stitch Thread?
I’ve had the idea to make a poseable 3D cross stitch for a long time now. Over a year ago I designed some patterns based on the Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild butterflies thinking that’d be the perfect thing to turn into a hairclip or pin. I drew them at an angle though… Read More 3D Plastic Canvas Poseable Cross Stitch Butterfly Tutorial