Today I’d like to go over the basics of PCStitch 11. I get a lot of questions regarding my process in creating designs. And part of it I can’t really teach – the actual design. I just kinda doodle in a Pixel Art program like Pyxel Edit and then turn it into a cross stitch… Read More PCStitch Basics: Turning Pixel Art Into Cross Stitch
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
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?
Now here’s a question that gets brought up quite frequently in the Pixel Stitch discord — washing your work. I’ll start off by saying that washing is entirely a matter of personal preference, and people do it all sorts of different ways. Here I’ll be outlining reasons I choose to wash, and how I go… Read More Washing your Cross Stitch: When and Why to Wash
Hello! If you’ve stumbled across this post it’s likely you’ve tried cross stitching on black or otherwise dark colored fabrics. It’s also likely you’ve struggled with it. I’ve seen a lot of lovely designs that truly stand out best on black fabric. Vibrant colors just pop even more on dark backgrounds. You could do entire… Read More Black Aida: 6 Tips for Cross Stitching on Dark Fabrics