If you’ve been around the cross stitch community long enough you’ve probably run into blended threads. They used to be quite frequently used in larger detailed patterns, I don’t seem to see this technique used as much nowadays except in certain pattern styles. Today though I wanted to discuss what blended threads are and how… Read More Blended Threads: Creating New Floss Colors With Tweeding
Today I wanted to put together a resource that I wish I had when I was starting out streaming. Some examples of stream setups and how to best capture crafts on camera while chatting live with other crafters. Whether you cross stitch, or do some other art or craft and just stumbled across this article… Read More Streaming Setups for Crafts: Share your Cross Stitch With the World!
Here on my site I’ve discussed a fair amount of metallic thread brands used in cross stitch. From DMC’s Mouliné Étoile to lesser known brands like Bijoux and Accentuate. You can get metallic threads in SO many different colors, and even variegated metallics! But what if instead of hoarding a pile of various colored metallic… Read More Blending Filament – Adding Sparkle to your Embroidery Thread
Before you click off of this article because you have already seen a dozen other articles listing discontinued DMC numbers — I have stitched samples! There are plenty of lists of discontinued DMC threads and suggestions for alternatives. But how close are the replacements really? What if you’re out of the replacement color too? Is… Read More Discontinued DMC: Hard to Find Threads and Their Replacements
I’ve only done cross stitch on wood a handful of times, but every time I do I get tons of questions as to where I got the canvas, what it’s like, what tips do I have, etc. So today we’ll be going over what I know about it. I by no means am an expert… Read More Cross Stitch on Wood : Working with Wooden Canvas