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Needle N Threads Mary Corbet with a headlamp (Source: Needle N Thread)

Headlamps For Cross Stitch?

I don my headgear, pick up my budgie and walk headlong into my stitching cave to mine... wait... to cross stitch! My headlamp sure makes me feel like a miner, but in reality, it's a tool I wish I had sooner. Today we talk about why getting yourself a headlamp might be a great little…

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Read more about the article Next Year In Cross Stitch – 2022
Collectors tin for the new 2018 DMC color threads (source: sewandso.com)

Next Year In Cross Stitch – 2022

Every year we give our estimates on the next year in cross stitch, and whilst our 2020 and 2021 guesses were right no the money (baring a virus keeping us at home), we're really starting to see the impact of people sat at home under various lockdowns and next year looks to be a very…

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Read more about the article The Meditation Of Cross Stitch
Namaste cross stitch pattern by MariBoriEmbroidery (Source: Etsy)

The Meditation Of Cross Stitch

This post was originally in XStitch Magazine Issue 10: Namaste, and has been adapted.   A Namaskar is a greeting. You put your hands together, bow your head slightly and say ‘namaste’. It’s mostly a sign of respect and has no real translation into actual words. People have tried, in fact, many have, but they…

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Read more about the article How To Find Replacement Threads
DMC Embroidery Floss Color Card (Source: stitchedmodern.com)

How To Find Replacement Threads

Not everyone has all the DMC colors, and whilst I would suggest everyone joins the journey to owning all threads, sometimes it just isn't viable. But how exactly would you go about replacing threads if you need to? Why Replace Colors? I guess we should start by discussing the possible reasons we might need replacement…

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Read more about the article No One Wants A Warped Cross Stitch
June Tailor Cushioned Quilters Square n Blocker with iron (Source: Amazon)

No One Wants A Warped Cross Stitch

If you choose to wash your cross stitch there is a need to dry it. This drying gives you a chance to block out your cross stitch (or pinning as its sometimes called) and ensures no stretching, warping, or folds can be seen in your finished project. But it also sucks. You have to get…

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