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Cross Stitch Tips & Tricks
There are times when I wish I could cross stitch faster, especially when I have several great project ideas and am impatient to finish what I’m working on to start the next one. In order to overcome that problem, I had to think of things I could do to get some speed into my fingers....
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How to cross stitch without pain or injury
It is easy to get carried away when cross stitching. Just like reading a book and telling yourself one more page before sleep, you might look at the clock and realize you’ve been stitching continuously for several hours. When you’re ‘in the zone’, it may become difficult to cross stitch without injury. The problem with...
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A while ago, I purchased some cross stitch fabric which was way too stiff. Since I still had some leftover fabric, I left it on the side. When I finally needed to use it, it was impossible. It was so cardboard-like it wouldn’t even bend to go inside my hoop. And I did push hard....
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Washing your cross stitch, Cross Stitch Academy
Congratulations. You just finished your project! Now before rushing to frame it or turn it into a pillow or whatever finishing idea you have in mind, you will have to wash your cross stitch. Why wash your cross stitch? No matter how much you cared for your fabric while working, your project will have some...
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Thinking of ways you can spice up your cross stitch? If you’ve been stitching for a while, you may have noticed the most common background online is white Aida fabric 14 count stitched with two strands of cotton floss. Like everything else, new techniques and material pop up to turn cross stitch into something more...
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There’s nothing worse than ruining your cross stitch fabric halfway through your project. A lot of things can happen, from an unfortunate coffee spill to blood droplets from an accidental needle prick. I once burned my hand and ended up getting burn cream all over my fabric without noticing. Here are a few tips about...
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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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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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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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Airplane security has been high for years and deciding what goes in your checked-in luggage, in your carry-on, or in your handbag is sometimes confusing. But what about our favorite hobby? Is it possible to cross stitch on an airplane? According to the TSA The official answer from the TSA is that yes, you can...
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