There are a numerous reasons for taking up the beguiling, blue-collar craft of cross stitch, ten of which are shown below. So continue reading then pay a visit to your local craft shop and start your ...
Find out what cross stitch materials and preparation you need to get started stitching.PreparationYou should always cut the fabric you are going to stitch onto at least 8-10 cm larger than the finishe...
Here are some cross stitch tips that will help you a lot with your cross stitch projects.GETTING STARTEDAlways start stitching from the center of your fabric. To find the center on your fabric, fold t...
Needlework is another term for the handicraft of decorative sewing and textile arts.Needlework includesPatchworkPatchwork or "pieced work" is a form of needlework that involves sewing together pieces ...
If you're a fan of needlework, you've probably completed your share of embroidery projects. With so many techniques and design varieties to choose from, this is one hobby that never becomes bori...
Blackwork is over four hundred years old and is thought to have originated in Spain. It's possible that it had been imported into Spain by the Moors from north Africa even earlier. Blackwork bec...
Counted cross stitch is very easy to learn. You only need to follow the design from a printed graph or pattern onto evenweave fabric (usually Aida). You will be using floss and creating crosses ...
One of the most confusing aspects of needlepoint is defining the different terms used in needlework. The term "needlework" is the broadest term used to describe any form of creative endeavor tha...
Working Without Needlework KitsWhen I first started doing needlework, I would always buy everything separately. That is that I would first buy a pattern and then fabric. Then of courser, I would somet...
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