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Cross Stitch Tips and Tricks for Beginners and Beyond (from the Hannah Hand Makes Community)

In this post, I’m sharing all the cross stitch tips and tricks (for beginners and beyond) that have been sent in by the Hannah Hand Makes community. If you would like to submit your own tip you can do so here and be sure to sign up to hear if your tip has been featured! …

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DMC Light Effects or Étoile Threads; Which Are Better?

In this post, I’m going to compare 2 of my favourite collections of thread; DMC Light Effects and Étoile. Light Effects is a metallic thread and Étoile is a glitter one. Is Light Effects or Étoile thread easier to stitch with? Which has the better range of colours? Is Light Effects or Étoile more sparkly? …

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How to Make an Easy DIY Easter Wreath (with free mini Easter Egg cross stitch patterns)

In this step-by-step tutorial I show you how to make an easy DIY Easter wreath that you can even make with the kids! You will need: A wire wreath (I used this one which comes in a pack of 10*) Easter egg patterns (Download for free here) A Bunny template (I used this one) Embroidery …

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The Top 10 Blog Posts to Teach You How to Cross Stitch

Are you tired of searching through Pinterest for all the cross stitch information you can find? These 10 blog posts will teach you how to cross stitch without scrolling through article after article. Here at Hannah Hand Makes I’m all about taking the overwhelm of learning crafts and creativity away so you actually get on …

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Preparing for Cross Stitch | 6 Things to Do Before You Start Stitching

In this post, I’m sharing how to prepare your cross stitch project before you even start stitching.  *This post contains affiliate links. I only ever recommend something I have bought and used myself. I don’t always do every tip mentioned here for every project; it depends on how big the design is, what fabric I use and …

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Cross Stitch Routines and Why You Might Need One | S3E3

In this episode, I’m talking all about my own cross stitch routine as well as sharing your routines and the reasons it might be beneficial to have one. I love routines and plans. I don’t find routines stifling at all. I think it’s Kendra Hennessey who says that routines are freedom, and I agree. I …

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