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The Full How To Cross Stitch Guide

Hannah Paige

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The Full How To Cross Stitch Guide

This guide is filled with instructions on how to cross stitch, including some extra resources. Each title is a link that will take you to the relevant video if you need the extra visual along with this post. So, before you start stitching... YOU WILL NEED: Aida (the stuff you stitch on) Embroidery thread A needle (usually called tapestry or a cross stitch needle) A pattern to follow A hoop or frame to hold your fabric while you're stitching Scissors A pen or pencil A comfy spot to sit and stitch (preferably with good light). OPTIONAL EXTRAS: A needle minder...


How To Thread Your Needle Using A Needle Threader

How To Thread Your Needle Using A Needle Threader

In this video I show you how to thread your needle using a needle threader. These are a new addition to my kits after some feedback, so I hope they help. I have many more video tutorials on how to cross stitch but if you can't find what you are looking for please just get in touch!  


How To Cross Stitch Your Star Sign Hoop

How To Cross Stitch Your Star Sign Hoop

In this video I show you how to stitch your Star Sign Cross Stich Kit.


The Top 6 Things Needed For Cross Stitch

The Top 6 Things Needed For Cross Stitch

No time to read this blog post? Why not download my supplies cheat sheet instead which is a quick summery of this post in a cute printable! 1. Fabric The fabric used for cross stitch is usually aida or Evenweave/linen (these two come in the same counts but are made of different materials; Evenweave is cotton and modal and obviously linen is linen). These fabrics are perfect for cross stitch because they are weaved evenly so that there are small squares with holes on each corner for you to make your "X" over. They each come in different "counts" and...


10 Hints And Tips To Make You A Professional Cross Stitcher

Hannah Paige

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10 Hints And Tips To Make You A Professional Cross Stitcher

Although the basics of cross stitch are pretty easy to get the hang of, these 10 tips should help make it even easier (yes, it's possible) and give your finished work a professional look. If you have one of my kits your thread will already be pre-cut for you, but if you have a full skein of floss then the usual length of thread used is measuring from the tips of your finger to your elbow. Or if you pop over to this video I show you a handy hack to cut your thread quickly and evenly. When you are...