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4 REASONS A MODERN CROSS STITCH KIT IS PERFECT FOR CRAFTY BEGINNERS

Posted on May 22, 2019 by SALLY WILSON | 4 comments

It’s no secret that knitting, sewing and embroidery have been some of the hottest design trends of recent years. Sweeping across Instagram in a swathe of colour and fancy stitchery, it’s been pure inspiration to see how new generations of crafters are re-imagining retro skills.

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Posted in Benefits, Blog Posts, Crafts, Cross Stitch, Design

CROSS STITCH FAQs - HOW TO GET STARTED CROSS STITCHING

Posted on April 24, 2019 by SALLY WILSON | 0 comments

How to get started with cross stitch! Which cross stitch fabric should I choose? Do I need a hoop, frame or stand? What's a stitch along? What's a needle minder? How to use a cross stitch pattern? Today in this video I answer all of your Cross Stitch FAQs!

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Posted in Blog Posts, Crafts, Cross Stitch, Cross Stitch Kit, Cross Stitch Pattern, Design, Free, Stitch-a-Long

BRITISH CRAFT AWARDS 2019 - WE WON!

Posted on February 27, 2019 by SALLY WILSON | 0 comments

So you remember back in October 2018 when I was asking for your votes in the British Craft Awards? We only went and WON! Stitch Designer of the Year 2019 - I'm still coming back down to Earth I think!  

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Posted in Blog Posts, Business, Crafts, Cross Stitch, Inspiration

THE BRITISH CRAFT AWARDS 2019

Posted on October 24, 2018 by SALLY WILSON | 0 comments

You can imagine how excited I was this week to learn that both myself and Caterpillar Cross Stitch had been shortlisted in three separate categories for the British Craft Awards 2019 - Cross Stitch Designer, Cross Stitch Brand and Cross Stitch Retailer!

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CROSS STITCH TERMINOLOGY AND ACRONYMS EXPLAINED!

Posted on October 24, 2017 by SALLY WILSON | 5 comments

You love to cross stitch and most of the time you know what other stitchers are talking about in those Facebook groups or in Flosstube videos. But there are still a few acronyms and weird terms used in the cross stitch world that go over your head. Well you’re not alone! Here’s my comprehensive list of 65 terms, to help you understand why on earth people are talking about frogs!

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Posted in Crafts, Cross Stitch, Cross Stitch Kit, Cross Stitch Pattern, Free, Stitch-a-Long

A GUIDE TO CROSS STITCH FABRICS AND NEEDLES

Posted on April 18, 2017 by SALLY WILSON | 0 comments

When you're new to cross stitch (or even when you've been stitching for some time), choosing fabric and understanding the differences can be challenging! On the one hand, it’s fantastic that there's so much choice to make our pieces truly unique but it can also be a little bit overwhelming at times. Here's my beginners guide to making sense of cross stitch fabrics…

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Posted in Blog Posts, Crafts, Cross Stitch, Cross Stitch Kit, Fabric, Needles

HOW TO: A SIMPLE VALENTINE'S DAY CROSS STITCH CARD!

Posted on January 21, 2017 by SALLY WILSON | 0 comments

I know it feels like we've only just gotten over Christmas and into January, but Valentine's Day will soon be upon us! And what better way to say "I love you" than with a personal handmade cross stitch card. Yeah, sure, its a lot easier to buy a card at the shops, but I always feel that it means more when the gift is handcrafted with love and care.

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Posted in Blog Posts, Crafts, Cross Stitch, Inspiration, Valentines

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