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How to back your hoop

How to back your hoop

  This video is quite long but hopefully it is extra helpful! For backing you hoop you will need to use 2 strands of threads. Start by doing a running stitch around the edge of your fabric. This is simply a normal stitch going in and out of your fabric. When you have gone all the way around pull gently and your fabric should bunch together. Next, come up through the edge of the fabric next to your hoop and place your felt at the back. Your felt may have pencil lines on from when you cut it. If this is...


How to tie off your thread

How to tie off your thread

This video shows how to tie off your thread when you need to change colour or come to the end of the one you are using. If you have quite a bit of thread left when you come to the end the you can snip it off and  keep it to use again or "park it" (slip it through an unused part of your fabric) to use later. To view the full collection of how to cross stitch videos click here. Happy stitching!    


How to Make a Cross Stitch | Video Tutorial

Hannah Paige

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How to Make a Cross Stitch | Video Tutorial
This video shows you how to make a cross stitch; what holes to put your needle in on the aida to make your "X". 

How to start cross stitch - an alternative "loop" method

How to start cross stitch  - an alternative "loop" method

I thought it was about time I did some video instructions; it has been on my to-do list for about 18 months. I've never done anything like this before and basically winged the whole thing but I hope you all find them useful. Each video will be a separate post to make it easier to find the one you need. To find the full collection of how-to videos click here. This method is probably the easiest but is not the one I teach anymore (those of you who have a kit older than July 2017 will have been taught this...