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How To Make A Cross Stitch Mug Cosy (With Free Counted Cross Stitch Pattern)

Hannah Paige

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How To Make A Cross Stitch Mug Cosy (With Free Counted Cross Stitch Pattern)

Make your very own cross stitch mug cosy following 5 easy steps. Plus you can download the Coffee and Cake counted cross stitch pattern I used for this mug cosy for free! Just click to download it and start stitching today. Includes links to my other how to cross stitch tutorials for beginners.


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

Hannah Braniff

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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

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" stitch over. They each come in different "counts" and the higher the count the smaller your stitches will be and so the smaller your overall design will be. The count is the amount of holes...


15 Hints And Tips To Make You A Professional Cross Stitcher

15 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.