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Blanket Stitching Aida to Stop Fraying (Source: wikihow)

7 Ways To Stop Your Cross Stitch Fraying

When it comes to starting a cross stitch, other than gridding, most people just start. But if you've found your fabric fraying whilst stitching, you probably mean to do something about it next time; but never do. Stopping fabric fraying, especially aida and evenweave, seems like a daunting task, but we have 7 ways to…

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14 Count Aida and 28 Count Evenweave (source: cloudsfactory.net)

How To Cross Stitch On Any Fabric

I often see people talking about stitching on linen, evenweave or monk's cloth, and people in the comments are quiet. It took me a while to work it out, but people aren't aware you can cross stitch on other fabrics. Most people see just the standard cross stitch fabrics like aida and evenweave, but you…

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Read more about the article 100 Cross Stitch Terms That Every Cross Stitcher Needs to Know
cross stitch grid lines in Easy Count Guideline by A satisfied spirit (source: asatisfiedspirit.com)

100 Cross Stitch Terms That Every Cross Stitcher Needs to Know

Over the last 13 years of cross stitch, I've learned a lot of cross stitch specific terms and phrases. I went to talk at a school recently and a lot of teens looked at me with confused looks. Turns out, cross stitch really is like another language. So here are as many terms as I…

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Rorschach Ink Blot Test Cross Stitches by Lord Libidan

Rorschach Ink Blot Test Cross Stitches by Lord Libidan

Title: Rorschach Ink Blot Test Panels 1 to 6 Date Completed: October 2019 Design: Lord Libidan Count: 14 Canvas: White Colours: 4 Pop Culture: Noir   I design patterns for the Xstitch magazine, and this issue the theme was noir. I know the themes are based on general terms to help promote a more varied…

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Large Cross Stitch Art in a study (Source: CBC.ca)

How To Combine Cross Stitch And Interior Design

You can get cross stitch inspiration pretty much anywhere, but after hitting a few dozen massive projects, you sometimes want a change. And whilst looking for unique cross stitch ideas I came across people who mixed cross stitch with interior design.   Unlike other projects, which are destined to go into cross stitch storage, by…

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The Orville Blueprint Embroidery by Lord Libidan

The Orville Blueprint Cross Stitch by Lord Libidan

Title: The Orville Blueprint Date Completed: May 2020 Design: Lord Libidan Count: 14 Canvas: Black Colors: 3 Pop Culture: The Orville   Like many people, my favorite cross stitch changes a lot. It tends to be the last one I've stitched or the last big one at least. However for some time now, it remained…

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The different types of plastic canvas cross stitch fabric (source: thesprucecrafts.com)

How to Finish Plastic Canvas Cross Stitch

If you've ever wanted to dabble in cross stitch on plastic canvas you probably did exactly the same as me, and countless others; you started it. So long as you've not thrown it at the wall in hatred, you then get to the end of the project, and a simple question is asked: "How do…

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