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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 Framing Cross Stitch With Francy Frames…
Deck The Halls Cross Stitch by Caterpillar Cross Stitch Wall Hanging (Source: Caterpillar Cross Stitch)

Framing Cross Stitch With Francy Frames…

So you've finished your cross stitch; great. However, depending on who you are, the next bit might fill you with joy, or fill you with dread. Do you frame it?   This is a question we ask ourselves every time we finish a cross stitch, and depending on your opinions of framing cross stitch, the…

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Read more about the article Let’s Talk About… French Knots
Cherry Blossom Cross Ctitch by Peakcock & Fig (source: peacockandfig.com)

Let’s Talk About… French Knots

I've avoided speaking about French Knots for years. If people ask I simply say people aren't bothered; it's either something you want to do or something you want to avoid. But that's not actually correct. In reality; I just suck at them! I was recently doing a lesson, trying to get kids into cross stitch,…

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Read more about the article What Is Petit Point Anyway? And Should You Try It?
Cross stitch and petit point in one pattern (Source: youtube)

What Is Petit Point Anyway? And Should You Try It?

I'm a cross stitch purist. I like full stitches and that's it. I hate backstitch, French Knots fill me with fear, and quarter stitches aren't my thing. But what about tent stitch? Ha! I know, tent stitch isn't real cross stitch. Wait... It is?   Today I wanted to talk about Petit Point, or Petite…

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Read more about the article How To Make A Needle Minder
coffee cups needle minders (source: pinterest)

How To Make A Needle Minder

There are a lot of advantages to using a needle minder, from saving you losing needles and keeping things tiny to just adding a bit of interest to your stitching space. But do you really need to buy a needle minder? We don't think so. In fact, you can make a whole variety of needle…

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