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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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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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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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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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