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
July’s Pixel Stitch RPG quest was about dyeing some fabric. This is something I’ve been meaning to try for years and just never got around to. It still feels daunting, but seeing everyone else give it a try for the first time really helped inspire others to try. Including myself! This is not a tutorial.… Read More Dyeing Cross Stitch Fabric at Home – With Tea!
This week I wanted to answer some common questions about working with glow in the dark thread. There’s a lot to cover, so I apologize in advance if this ends up being a long post. If there’s anything I missed though, feel free to ask! I’m always happy to answer your questions. Thread Brands For… Read More Glow in the Dark Cross Stitch Threads – How and Why to Use Them
If you’re expecting some of those fancy super aesthetic Bujo spreads here, you may be sorely disappointed. On the other hand, you may simply be here for layout ideas. You may even appreciate representation of bullet journals made by mere mortals such as myself. Whichever camp you’re in, I hope you find some inspiration here… Read More Bujo Spread Ideas for Cross Stitch Tracking