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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
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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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