The True History of the Stork Scissors for Cross Stitch

The True History of the Stork Scissors for Cross Stitch

August 09, 2019

Have you ever wondered why your embroidery scissors are shaped like storks? Sure, they're great quality, pretty and super cool but what's the story there? I too hadn't a clue so I decided to delve a little bit deeper and report back on my findings. Here goes!

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CROSS STITCHER OF THE MONTH - JUNE 2019

CROSS STITCHER OF THE MONTH - JUNE 2019

July 01, 2019

Jennifer says: I started stitching in the 1980s at approximately 10 years of age. My grandmother and my dad were stitchers back then and I learned from them. My dad made macrame in the 70s, cross stitch in the 80s and has been making stained glass ever since!

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

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

May 22, 2019

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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CROSS STITCH FAQs - HOW TO GET STARTED CROSS STITCHING

CROSS STITCH FAQs - HOW TO GET STARTED CROSS STITCHING

April 24, 2019

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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BRITISH CRAFT AWARDS 2019 - WE WON!

BRITISH CRAFT AWARDS 2019 - WE WON!

February 27, 2019

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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THE BRITISH CRAFT AWARDS 2019

THE BRITISH CRAFT AWARDS 2019

October 24, 2018

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!

CROSS STITCH TERMINOLOGY AND ACRONYMS EXPLAINED!

October 24, 2017

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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A GUIDE TO CROSS STITCH FABRICS AND NEEDLES

A GUIDE TO CROSS STITCH FABRICS AND NEEDLES

April 18, 2017

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

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

January 21, 2017

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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