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The Evolution of Cross Stitch Samplers

Today, I’m thrilled to delve into a topic very close to my heart: the rich history of cross stitch samplers. These intricate pieces of embroidery are not merely relics of the past; they are woven tales of heritage and personal expression. Let’s embark on a journey through time, tracing the delicate threads that connect generations […]

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 […]

Unravelling the Spectrum: a Colourful Journey

Have you ever pondered how a mere change in colour can transform a simple cross-stitch project into a masterpiece that speaks volumes? The power of colour in our craft cannot be understated; it shapes our work’s mood, style, and overall impact. As a seasoned stitcher and pattern designer, I’ve seen trends ebb and flow, but […]

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, […]

Embracing Cross Stitch Resolutions for 2024

Hello there, stitching enthusiasts! As we bid farewell to the festive cheer of Christmas and usher in the fresh beginnings of 2024, it’s the perfect moment to ponder over our cross stitch resolutions. It’s a splendid time to reflect, plan, and set goals for our beloved hobby. In this blog, we’ll explore various resolutions that […]

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 […]

Cross Stitching for Holidays and Special Occasions

There’s nothing quite like the feeling of giving a handmade gift to someone special. Whether it’s a birthday present, a Christmas ornament, or a personalized wedding gift, a handmade item shows that you care enough to put time and effort into creating something unique and meaningful. And what better way to create these special gifts […]