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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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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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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STITCHER OF THE MONTH - JANUARY 2020

STITCHER OF THE MONTH - JANUARY 2020

January 31, 2020

I can't believe how things have changed. No more backstitching (or very little), they used to recommend that you wash your project in a gentle soap and press it dry. Don't hear of that anymore either . . . several other little things, but things tend to move forward and I sure love what I have started up again!

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