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?
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
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
Christmas is creeping up, and I bet plenty of you (and your significant others) are out there trying to figure out what on earth to gift your favorite stitcher. Or at the very least, some stocking stuffers. I won’t be going into too much detail with this post, but mainly just listing off some items… Read More Gift Ideas For Your Favorite Cross Stitcher