Religion is undoubtedly a major influence across the world and many cross stitchers will have considered stitching a piece that symbolises their religion. Well, just as with every other type of design that we frequently get the urge to search for, there are hundreds of beautiful patterns available. Admittedly, the majority of the patterns available […]
Mags_cat Foter CC BY-NC-SA Many stitchers start out happily using thread made by two of the best-known manufacturers: Anchor and DMC, and will continue to do throughout their stitching careers. While these two companies produce high quality threads, other notable cross stitch thread manufacturers do exist, and are well worth your consideration. Below is a […]
Don’t forget wedding cross stitch in your plans for that special day. Along with choosing the dress, deciding on flowers for the bouquet and writing the guest list, put some time aside for stitching invitations, place setting cards, wedding favours, a ring pillow or even a sampler. If a friend or family member is tying […]
Medicinehorse7 Foter CC BY-ND The peyote stitch is one that combines beading with yarn and has many different variations. Many peyote stitch patterns are of African or Native American design. Due to their origin, many patterns that use the peyote stitch are of animals or other nature-based themes. The type of peyote stitches are the:
If you have purchased a book, chart or kit, you will have instructions for at least two or three framing methods. After trying to frame a couple of completed projects, you probably prefer one method over others. In this article, we shall focus on a framing method that yields good results and lasts for years.