Read more about the article Are Spools The Future For Embroidery Threads?
Anchor Embroidery Thread on spools (Source: Milled.com)

Are Spools The Future For Embroidery Threads?

Recently the cross stitch world has been awash with opinions on Anchor Floss’ choice to move to spools in big box stores in North America, and away from the traditional skein. I’ve stayed away from talking about these in the past, as firstly, its North America only for now, and Anchor threads aren’t popular across…

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Read more about the article The Cross Stitch Artists Championing Our Craft
A Stream Is Singing Under The Youthful Grass, 2020 by Jordan Nassar (Source: jamescohan.com)

The Cross Stitch Artists Championing Our Craft

A few months back I was part of an interview with Mr X Stitch and we spoke briefly about cross stitch and how it's classified by people. Now, the discussion is still out on whether cross stitch is art or craft however today we wanted to look at those artists out there that are pushing…

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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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