Here’s a question I (used to) see a lot. Can you cross stitch / do embroidery on a plane? Well the answer varies incredibly. It varies from country to country, of course. But also from airline to airline, and airport to airport! Generally speaking, though: Within the US, yes. Probably. Internationally, results may vary. Disclaimer:… Read More Can You Cross Stitch on a Plane? How to Check Airline Regulations
Some of you find this article because you simply want to know if CXC floss is good enough to stitch with. But others may stumble across this never having heard of CXC brand floss and are wondering what I’m even talking about. Which is fair as it’s still not readily available in most cross stitch… Read More CXC Floss and Other Chinese Brands: How do They Compare to DMC?
Here’s a topic that’s I’ve seen brought up quite a bit lately: Thread conditioner. What is it, should you use it, and HOW do you use it anyway? For decades cross stitchers and embroidery artists alike have used a silicone-based substance called Thread Heaven to coat their threads while working. Plus the dozens of other… Read More Thread Conditioner: Should you use it for Embroidery & Cross Stitch?
This article was pretty much inevitable for me. Those of you have been following me for a while know that I have a fair amount of scissors at this point. And honestly, most crafters probably do as well. So making a scissor fob or two seems like an obvious next step in my scissor obsession.… Read More Scissor Fobs: What Are They and How Can You Make One
My patreon voted for me to write about framing tips despite knowing full well I am terrible at framing. I feel the need to warn future readers as well. I am not an expert and would recommend getting your piece professionally framed by someone familiar with cross stitch/needlepoint. However, that can get EXPENSIVE. And I… Read More Framing Tips for Cross Stitch – Inexpensive At-Home Finishing Techniques