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FlossTube star Gemstitch (source: youtube)

Is FlossTube getting its second wind?

One of our most popular posts is our list of Flosstubers. Since we first published it the flosstube community has continued to bloom and even been picked up by the cross stitch crazy magazine. However, the history of flosstube and video cross stitching (including Twitch) has had a turbulent past, with both highs and lows.…

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DMC Stitch Your Photo Preview (Source: DMC.com)

Where To Get Custom Cross Stitch Kits

One of our most popular posts is our review of cross stitch pattern software however recently I was asked about kit creation! This isn't something I've ever done before (being so keen on making my own patterns), but it did make me think a little further about why you would want one of these, and…

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2013 DMC New Threads (Source: Raspberry Lane Crafts)

Whats The True Story Behind The US Only DMC Threads?

I thought pretty much everyone by now would have heard of the notorious "US only DMC threads", however people do regularly ask about them on cross stitch forums and Facebook groups. However, alongside these questions come the obligatory rumors. Theories ranging from US factories, to EU laws, to other failed experiments like the linen DMC…

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