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?
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
This week I wanted to answer some common questions about working with glow in the dark thread. There’s a lot to cover, so I apologize in advance if this ends up being a long post. If there’s anything I missed though, feel free to ask! I’m always happy to answer your questions. Thread Brands For… Read More Glow in the Dark Cross Stitch Threads – How and Why to Use Them
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
It is pretty much inevitable that at some point in your cross stitch journey you will find yourself with more materials and half-finished projects than you know what to do with. It is not uncommon to accidentally purchase more of a color you already had, or forget a WIP even existed for years at a… Read More Inventory Tracking: Cross Stitch Patterns, WIPs, and Materials