Resources, Tutorials

Omamori Tutorial – Cross Stitch Your Own Good Luck Charm

Before we get into how to make an omamori, let’s discuss what they actually are. Traditionally, they are amulets of protection available at Shinto shrines and Buddhist temples across Japan. These spiritual items often have prayers written inside them and made sacred through the use of ritual. For tourists, they are mainly viewed as a… Read More Omamori Tutorial – Cross Stitch Your Own Good Luck Charm

Tutorials

Gridding for Cross Stitch: Techniques to Help With Counting Stitches

In case you’re not familiar with the concept of gridding, it’s a technique mostly used on large cross stitch patterns to help the stitcher with counting and sizing. If you’ve ever seen an in progress photo of someone stitching where their fabric is covered in small squares, that’s gridding! There’s lots of different ways to… Read More Gridding for Cross Stitch: Techniques to Help With Counting Stitches