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Are you a pattern designer? A cross-stitcher? Are you knowledgeable in online crafts and everything handmade? It’s possible to profit from your skills. Etsy is a marketplace focusing on handmade and vintage items. In this article, we’ll go through the steps to building your own Etsy shop. Step 1: Open an Etsy account 1: Visit...
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How to do Basic Cross Stitch
A finished cross stitch project can have a lot of detail. With different colors and stitch types it can also look complicated. Now look closely, it is simply a series of squares covered with stitches in the shape of an X. The basis of cross-stitching is in its name: stitching cross shapes. Yes, it’s that...
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How to use an embroidery hoop, Cross Stitch Academy
It’s no secret that I love using an embroidery hoop when cross-stitching. Even though some people prefer not using it, or using other tools, I think it’s one of the most practical solutions to keep your fabric in place. What does an embroidery hoop consist of? Hoops come in different sizes and materials such as...
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Early in your cross stitching journey it helps to follow a pattern that shows you every colour and where it goes. You’ll find patterns in ready made cross stitch kits, as pdf downloads from other crafters, or you can build your own with pattern making software. These pages of squares and symbols look difficult at...
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When I first started cross stitching, I ended up throwing my first project away. I had no idea what I was doing and didn’t have good internet to find help online. While at a toy store, I spotted a kit with two cute kittens on the cover. I had done some canvas work when I...
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Difference between stamped cross stitch and counted cross stitch
If you’re shopping for patterns or cross stitch kits you’ll probably see stamped, no-count, or counted cross stitch on different items. What is the difference and which should you choose? All cross stitch projects follow the same concept: each square is allocated a specific type of stitch and thread color. Stamped cross stitch In stamped or...
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You have your pattern and all the right threads. All you have to do now is start stitching. Wrong. You have to start by preparing the fabric. There are a few things to do before stitching to reduce problems half way though. Find Out How Much Fabric You Need Look at your pattern. How many...
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Different types of stitches in cross stitch, Cross Stitch Academy
Not all stitches are created equal. Well, what I wanted to say is that in cross stitching, there are different types of stitches. Each stitch serves a purpose and adds to the beauty of the finished piece. The Cross Stitch This is the most common type of stitch you will find. It is in the...
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Are you a cross stitching newbie? Here’s everything you need to know to get started. Cross stitching has been around for centuries and is enjoyed by men and women of all ages. It is one of the easiest crafts to pick up, and provides a gentle, meditative break from busy timetables and too many screens....
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When I first launched this website, my goal was to help others learn about cross stitching and how to do it. To a lot of people, cross stitching is only childhood memories of nanna or older women in the community sitting and sewing. Now it’s becoming popular again, it’s the perfect time to share not...
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