Category Archive: Sewing

Jul 07

Cross-Stitch – X Marks the Spot

I’m sure we have all heard of the saying X marks the spot. If you are wondering if that saying has anything to do with the embroidery style of cross-stitch or counted cross-stitch I’m quite sure it doesn’t. Cross-stitch is a form of counted thread embroidery in which the stitches are X-shaped to form a …

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Jun 10

What Is Needlepoint?

Needlepoint is one of many types of crafts that you can do revolving around some type of fabric. Typically it is done with a stiffer open weave canvas that you stitch yarn or embroidery thread through to make your design. Although needlepoint uses embroidery thread and a fabric to create designs on it differs from …

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Oct 24

How to Begin Patchwork

In patchwork, otherwise known as piecing, small pieces of fabric are sewn together to create a decorative design. This can be done either by hand or by using a sewing machine. It is only possible to use a sewing machine for stitching together certain shapes like squares and rectangles. Sewing by hand is more popular …

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