Dragoneye Creative

Navigating the World of Embroidery Threads

Welcome to a journey woven with threads of various hues and costs. As a Cross Stitch Pattern Designer, my voyage through the world of DMC, Anchor, CXC, Moonbrand, and many others has been a tale of discovery and personal connection. This adventure goes beyond mere threads; it’s about their role in the larger tapestry of […]

My Patterns and Me

As a passionate British cross-stitch pattern designer, I’ve observed with keen interest the evolving dialogue around artificial intelligence (AI) in our community and beyond. The rapid ascent of AI over the past couple of years has indeed sparked a myriad of conversations—ranging from its potential benefits to legitimate concerns, particularly regarding its impact on the […]

Illuminating Stitches: What is the Best Light for Cross-Stitching?

In the realm of cross-stitching, the choice between natural and electric light is not merely a matter of convenience but significantly affects the quality of work, visual comfort, and overall well-being. Let’s explore the intricacies of this decision, supported by insights into the benefits of both lighting types and considerations for crafters. Same threads on […]

Exploring the World of Full Coverage Cross Stitch

Introduction Cross stitch, a beloved and time-honoured craft, has captured the hearts and hands of people for centuries. I’ve been immersed in the world of cross stitching for many years, and it has been a source of immense joy and satisfaction. Today, I want to delve into the fascinating realm of full coverage cross stitch, […]

Stitches of Serenity: Embracing Mindfulness Through Cross Stitch

Mindfulness through cross stitch

A Brief History of Cross Stitch Ah, cross stitch! A craft as old as the hills, or maybe older – but still well loved and practised today. Lets go back a few years, and further still to ancient Egypt, where cross stitching first threaded its way into history, as well as Japan and China. But […]

How to Read and Use Cross Stitch Patterns

An explanation of common cross stitch symbols, fabric counts, floss colours and techniques used in patterns Cross stitch is a delightful hobby that allows you to create beautiful designs and pictures by stitching x-shaped stitches onto fabric using embroidery floss. While cross stitching is simple in concept, reading and understanding cross stitch patterns can seem […]

Get Your Floss Sorted Before You Stitch!

You’ve just bought an amazing new cross stitch pattern and you’re raring to get started! But hold your horses before you dive into that exciting project – it’s important to take time to get your floss needed neatly organised first. Keeping your embroidery thread tidy and easy to find will make the stitching process much […]

Choosing the Best Aida Cloth for Your Next Cross-Stitch Project

As avid cross stitch enthusiasts, we understand the importance of selecting the perfect Aida cloth for our projects. Aida cloth is a popular choice for cross stitch projects due to its even weave and ease of use. In this article, we will guide you through the process of selecting the best Aida cloth for your […]

Teaching Children Cross Stitch, a complete guide

Teach children cross stitch with this complete guide. Develop their creativity, motor skills, and patience with practical tips and advice.

Cross-stitching is a timeless craft that has been enjoyed for generations. It’s a great way to get children interested in crafting and can help them develop their creative and fine motor skills. However, teaching children cross stitch can seem like a daunting task. In this guide, we’ll go through everything you need to know to […]