Hello everyone! This month I wanted to bring to you a quick rundown of some of the different ways to anchor your stitches when starting each new length of thread! There’s a few different thread starts that I use depending on the situation, and probably more out there. In my examples I’ll be using two… Read More Thread Starts for Cross Stitch — 7 Ways to Anchor Your First Stitch
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
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?
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
Today I just wanted to spend some time putting together a resource of places you can purchase cross stitch materials. I’ll be continuously building onto this list, so feel free to send me suggestions.. Whether you’re just starting out and need the basics, or want to branch out and try new things. I will try… Read More Worldwide Resources For Cross Stitch Materials