Stitcher of the Month - December 2020

Stitcher of the Month - December 2020

December 13, 2020

I remember going to craft fairs where my mom bought beautiful handmade bits that filled our home and she occasionally sold pieces she had made herself. Like on the top of a mason jar filled with baking ingredients or a piece finished in a hoop with fabric around the border.

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Colourful Christmas Cross Stitch Gifts that Give the Joy of Creativity

Colourful Christmas Cross Stitch Gifts that Give the Joy of Creativity

October 20, 2020

Giving a cross stitch gift for Christmas goes beyond someone making a pretty project; you’re creating a space of relaxation, mindfulness, calm and creativity that they can enjoy every single day.

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The Top 6 Free Cross Stitch Patterns You Need Today

The Top 6 Free Cross Stitch Patterns You Need Today

September 17, 2020

If you're new to cross stitch or perhaps this is the first time you've stumbled upon us here at Caterpillar Cross Stitch having seen an Instagram post or little Google search, then you might want to stitch some of our designs for free before delving in and purchasing one of our full cross stitch kits.

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Using Variegated Thread to Take Your Cross Stitching to the Next Level

Using Variegated Thread to Take Your Cross Stitching to the Next Level

September 12, 2020

Maybe you love using variegated thread for your cross stitch projects and want to understand a little more about when to use it and the effects it can help produce. Perhaps you're completely new to using variegated floss in your stitching and fancy learning a little bit more about this super-cool stitching supply.

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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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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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5 MUST-HAVE ITEMS FOR ADVANCED CROSS STITCH

5 MUST-HAVE ITEMS FOR ADVANCED CROSS STITCH

March 27, 2020

These are the advanced tools that are going to make intricate needlework a whole lot easier and quicker.

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STITCHER OF THE MONTH - FEBRUARY 2020

STITCHER OF THE MONTH - FEBRUARY 2020

March 05, 2020

For me, stitching is much more than just a hobby - it helps with my horrible anxiety and sometimes depression and although my main source of pride is of course, my daughter who is now 12, it also brings me so much pride, peace and a sense of calm which is something a person with anxiety doesn't get often.

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