HELLO DEER CHRISTMAS STITCH-A-LONG - THE DETAILS!

HELLO DEER CHRISTMAS STITCH-A-LONG - THE DETAILS!

August 11, 2020

If there was ever a time to take up stitching, or a good time to get into your first (or 40th) stitch-a-long, this is it. Christmas is one of my favourite times of year and although pre-order opens in August, like anything worthwhile, our festive stitching takes time.

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STITCHER OF THE MONTH - JULY 2020

STITCHER OF THE MONTH - JULY 2020

August 05, 2020

Most importantly, I would also tell fellow stitchers or those wanting to stitch that stitching should be non-stressful and can be a great coping mechanism to help manage stress and anxiety! I make time every day to stitch and use it as my time to reflect on my day and process my emotions.

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HOW TO FINISH CROSS STITCH ORNAMENTS, CUSHIONS AND WALL HANGINGS

HOW TO FINISH CROSS STITCH ORNAMENTS, CUSHIONS AND WALL HANGINGS

July 14, 2020

As we slowly start to emerge from the lockdown of the last few months it’s a great time to be finishing projects and starting something new. In my previous post about how to finish off cross stitch we talked about hoops, bookmarks and backing boards and in this post I want to show you how to finish cross stitch ornaments, bags and cushions.

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STITCHER OF THE MONTH - JUNE 2020

STITCHER OF THE MONTH - JUNE 2020

July 01, 2020

Here’s a little Hula girl I just did so I can look forward to going to Hawaii in October for my best friend's wedding (where I’ll be a bridesmaid!) I love cross stitching because I find stitching so meditative and relaxing and the patterns are so beautiful. There’s such a sense of accomplishment when you’re done too!

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THE FINEST CROSS STITCH FABRIC IN THE WORLD?

THE FINEST CROSS STITCH FABRIC IN THE WORLD?

June 12, 2020

I wasn't aware of the difference a great quality fabric can make both to the experience of stitching and to the appearance of the finished work. So, I thought it would be really interesting to go back in time and find out everything about the needlecraft fabric brand we love and what makes it so special.

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3 GREAT WAYS TO FINISH OFF YOUR CROSS STITCH PROJECT

3 GREAT WAYS TO FINISH OFF YOUR CROSS STITCH PROJECT

June 05, 2020

If you’ve been working on cross stitch in a hoop then it’s easy to finish off the back with a neat piece of felt. You’ll need your finished cross stitch piece, the hoop you want to frame it in, a pencil, some scissors, a needle, cotton thread, embroidery thread and a piece of felt that’s at least as big as the hoop.

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STITCHER OF THE MONTH - MAY 2020

STITCHER OF THE MONTH - MAY 2020

June 01, 2020

I have one large cross stitch project on the go which is this gorgeous kit that is 8 cats bundled together in a basket of wool, I can't wait to be finished with it and I hope to have it finished and framed ready to put in our new home!

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POSITIVITY RULES STITCH-A-LONG 2020 - THE DETAILS!

POSITIVITY RULES STITCH-A-LONG 2020 - THE DETAILS!

April 19, 2020

The brand new Positivity Rules Stitch-a-Long starts in May 2020 and its perfect for beginners. Equally, if you're already a seasoned stitcher, I hope you're also going to find plenty in this pattern to entertain you!

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STITCHER OF THE MONTH - MARCH 2020

STITCHER OF THE MONTH - MARCH 2020

April 01, 2020

I started a new Instagram account @stitchingjoyce to document my journey and find new friends. I really enjoyed coming back to the stitching craft! I just finished the piece below today as I type! (I need to practice my backstitching though!)

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