Read more about the article The Better Alternative To Finding The Center Of Your Fabric
Clear center finding ruler (Source: Amazon)

The Better Alternative To Finding The Center Of Your Fabric

I love a random tool I didn't know I needed but ends up being the best thing since sliced bread. Odds are, you probably do to, which is why I've reviewed everything from cross stitch travel scissors to cross stitch identification cards and scissors that make frogging easy. However, all of those have something in…

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Various Hand Dyed Aida Pieces (Source: Etsy)

How To Hand Dye Aida (And Why You Should Try It)

There are a lot of cross stitch fabrics out there, and there are a whole bunch of cross stitch fabric brands, however, the color selections are a little... lacking. You might want something with a bright color, you might want something a little more patterned, or just something fun, but you can't find any. Thankfully,…

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Read more about the article Next Year In Cross Stitch – 2021
Skin Tone Cross Stitch Thread Table by Lord Libidan

Next Year In Cross Stitch – 2021

In our now annual post about the world of cross stitch in the past and coming year, we look at last years 2020 cross stitch and see just how accurate we were, and look into 2021 and see what might be in store.   Its been somewhat of a crazy year, and whilst we didn't…

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Read more about the article You should wash your aida BEFORE you use it
Water samples from colored aida. Left to right; Cream Aida, Black Aida, Navy Aida, Moss Green Aida, Christmas Red Aida, Red Aida

You should wash your aida BEFORE you use it

I'm a big believer in washing my cross stitch after I'm finished, and whilst I know there are people out there that don't wash their cross stitch, I recently started washing my aida before I cross stitch.   I know this initially sounds crazy, however there is a method to my madness, and washing your…

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Finished cross stitch mounted to canvas on display (Source: hannahhandmakes.com)

How To Mount Your Cross Stitch On Canvas

We've explored the blurred line between cross stitch as art or craft before, and wherever you stand on that issue, there is one thing that can elevate anyone's cross stitch; framing.   We're also no stranger to framing cross stitch either, we have a great guide on how to frame cross stitch. But this isn't…

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Japanese Shrine Cross Stitch By Lord Libidan

Japanese Shrine Cross Stitch By Lord Libidan

Title: Okumiya Omamori Cross Stitch Date Completed: September 2020 Design: Lord Libidan Count: 14 Canvas: White Colors: 11 Pop Culture: Japan   In Japan, religion is everywhere. It may not have as many followers as it used to, but Shinto and Buddhist shrines dot the country at a shocking intensity. At each shrine, you can…

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