How to cross stitch

The best tips, tutorials and how-to's for hand embroidery, cross stitch, and other types of stitching. Beginners and experts alike will find something new to…
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A beginner's guide to kogin embroidery
A beginner's guide to kogin embroidery - tutorial
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How to braid sashiko thread to keep it from tangling
Keep your skeins of sashiko thread from becoming a tangled mess! This tutorial will show you how. It also works for skeins of pearl cotton and yarn!
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Cross stitch for beginners tutorial
Cross stitch is making a comeback among modern makers and crafters. Learning how to cross stitch is easy, and these instructions for beginners will get you stitching in no time!
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A beginner's guide to kogin embroidery
A beginner's guide to kogin embroidery - tutorial
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How to start cross stitch without a knot
There are a number of ways to start your thread when doing cross stitch or hand embroidery, but my all-time favorite is the knotless loop start method. Not only is it quick and easy, but it helps keep the back of your work neat and tidy.
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Cross stitch on a woven loop potholder (with free pattern)
How to cross stitch on a woven potholder (with free pattern)
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French Tapestry Needle Booklet
This pretty little booklet holds six tapestry needles that are perfect for your cross stitch projects. The high-quality needles are made in France by Maison Sajou, and the booklet is perfect for tossing in your project bag. It also makes a lovely gift!
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How to use an embroidery hoop
Learn everything you need to know about how, when, and why to use an embroidery hoop. An essential guide for cross stitch and hand embroidery beginners.
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Cross stitch on a woven loop potholder (with free pattern)
How to cross stitch on a woven potholder (with free pattern)
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Make a quick and easy cross stitch potholder
This is an easy way to customize woven loop potholders. Cross stitch potholders make lovely gifts. Perfect for kids to make for holiday gift-giving.
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How to make a cross stitch potholder
Woven potholders are charming kitchen staples. They're lovely to make and have around your home, and they also make fantastic gifts. To make a woven loop potholder extra special, consider topping it with a bit of cross stitch!
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How to cross stitch on potholders from a potholder loom
Kids and adults alike can make these fun potholders for quick and easy DIY holiday gifts. Perfect for kids to give parents, grandparents, and teachers. Easy enough for beginner cross stitchers.
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An essential guide to embroidery hoops
Learn everything you need to know about how, when, and why to use an embroidery hoop. An essential guide for cross stitch and hand embroidery.