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
Hellooooo all. This is a bit of a different post than usual for me. I tend to focus on tutorials and cross stitch resources. But every time I post a photo that includes a part of my office I get questions. So I wanted a quick reference full post tour of my cross stitch studio.… Read More Cross Stitch Studio Tour – My Basement Home Office
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