Category Archives: Did you know?

General information about cross stitching, and other random topics

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 […]

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 […]

General Benefits of Cross Stitch

A close up on a stitched honey comb pattern with cross stitch bees on a blue-grey aida background

            There are many benefits to cross stitch, and when stitchers are asked, their responses usually fall into one of these categories: Focus:  Stitching allows the mind to concentrate on one thing, instead of being distracted or scattered over everything else that is going on.  It provides a distraction from worry, and the creative process is often associated […]

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