WHY THE MENTAL HEALTH BENEFITS OF CROSS STITCH CAN CALM YOUR LIFE

WHY THE MENTAL HEALTH BENEFITS OF CROSS STITCH CAN CALM YOUR LIFE

February 09, 2020

It’s no coincidence that the growing appetite for crafts is linked to our increasingly digital lifestyle. When we spend so much time tapped into technology, the appeal of making something with our own hands has become much greater.

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CROSS STITCH HASHTAGS FOR INSTAGRAM

CROSS STITCH HASHTAGS FOR INSTAGRAM

January 14, 2020

If you're not sharing your cross stitch WIPs (works in progress) over on Instagram, where have you been?! Insta is the place to be these days for craft lovers alike where you can find a huge selection of stitching inspiration, connections and beautiful work to drool over.

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FESTIVE CROSS STITCH GIFT IDEAS FOR A CATERPILLAR CHRISTMAS

FESTIVE CROSS STITCH GIFT IDEAS FOR A CATERPILLAR CHRISTMAS

November 21, 2019

When it comes to Christmas, are you a meticulous planner who has everything sorted before the shops bring out the mince pies? Or do you leave everything to the last minute, vowing this is the last year you’ll resort to socks?

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CROSS STITCHER OF THE MONTH - OCTOBER 2019

CROSS STITCHER OF THE MONTH - OCTOBER 2019

November 01, 2019

After graduating and starting my career as a pharmacist, I jumped back into stitching. The piece that has inspired me the most since then is Farewell To Anger by Leonid Afremov. After a falling out with my immediate family, this piece represents my husband and I walking away into the sunset together.

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MUST-HAVE BEGINNER CROSS STITCH SUPPLIES YOU CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT

MUST-HAVE BEGINNER CROSS STITCH SUPPLIES YOU CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT

October 29, 2019

It might not always be possible to find cross stitch supplies near you, but the good news is that all the must-haves are easily available online. We've put together a list of 6 must-haves if you’re just getting started with cross stitch, as well as the best places to find them.

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CROSS STITCHING THROUGH CANCER

CROSS STITCHING THROUGH CANCER

September 13, 2019

Summer 2017, I had 3 young children, and a successful career. The last thing I expected to find was that lump. But I did. And it was breast cancer.

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STORK SCISSORS FOR CROSS STITCH - THE TRUE HISTORY

STORK SCISSORS FOR CROSS STITCH - THE TRUE HISTORY

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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