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Cross Stitch Basics
As we saw earlier, there are different types of stitches. In this article, we’ll be looking at one in particular that may appear to be difficult to do: the famous quarter stitch. Keep reading to know how to do a quarter stitch when cross stitching. What is a quarter stitch and when are they used?...
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Have you come across a three-quarter stitch in your pattern? If you know how to do a half stitch and a quarter stitch, then you will easily be able to do a three quarter stitch. What is a three quarter stitch used for? Usually, the three quarter stitch is used for extra details and shadowing...
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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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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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