Needlepoint Canvas – A Quick Guide to Different Types

Needlepoint is an ancient needlecraft that has recently enjoyed a resurgence in popularity. It is used to create pillows, bags, eyeglass cases, purses, wall hangings, rugs, upholstery for furniture, even clothing!   What sets it apart from other kinds of needlecrafts is the “ground” that it is stitched on. Needlepoint is done on evenweave canvas, not […]

Introduction to Cross Stitch Fabrics

Three colours of cross stitching fabric arranged nicely on a brown, wooden table top

Aida, Lugana, Linen and Linda We get a lot of questions regarding the difference between the main types of fabrics that are specifically designed for cross stitch and other needle arts.  All fabrics designed for cross stitch are “evenweave”, which means that there are the same number of threads in one direction as the other.  […]

White or Antique White

two pictures of white floss bundles laid on aida fabric. The floss is not pure high-white, so much as a more natural, softer, white

White, or Antique White? Aye, there’s the rub! All quotes aside, it’s the eternal question, isn’t it? It’s not always an easy decision to make because the best choice varies from pattern to pattern. But there are some universal truths about either colour. Let’s start with their DMC colour matches: White – DMC: BLANC Antique […]

My Magic Hour: A Product Tour – 28 Count Opalescent Lugana

Serena holding a rainbow pride heart design

Hello, stitchers! Serena here again with a blog series this time! I’m calling it My Magic Hour: A Product Tour (like an artist’s “best of” tour but I can still be in the privacy of my own home to bring it to you!) So, what is a “product tour”? It works thusly: I use a […]

Happy Stitching Podcast – Episode 6 – Working With Variegated

Five brightly coloured flosses with different shades in each skein each with the DMC logo prominently displayed

https://magichourcrossstitchsupplies.podbean.com/e/episode-6-working-with-variegated/ Yes! That’s right! We’re back and stitch-y-er than ever! In this episode we tackle working with variegated floss with tips on customizing your project with variegated floss, how to make the most of your variegation and when to use it. We also discuss some options to do with finishes and our own personal preferences […]

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