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I am a mother of 4 children, living in beautiful Queensland, Australia. I love the outdoors, especially walking our two dogs along the beach. Relaxing with my husband and children on the weekend is my favourite thing to do.
Cross Stitch Embellishments
There are many exciting embellishments you can use to enhance cross stitch designs. You can use brilliant beads to add sparkle to your work, make buttons a focal point of designs and incorporate different stitches, such as bullion stitches and French knots, to produce interesting textures. Embellishing cross stitch with…
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How to Dress Up Your Cups And Other Crockery
Why not make your regular coffee more enjoyable than ever by adding easy, yet personal effects to your favourite cups. Rather than attending expensive learn to paint crockery classes to decorate your mugs and even other crockery, try using paints and permanent markers that you already have at home. Finish…
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Cross Stitch Stitches
Cross stitch is a simple stitch that is the key to counted embroidery. Cross stitches can be worked singly or in two journeys but you should always keep the top stitch facing the same direction. It does not matter which way it faces but it should be the same for…
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Cross Stitch Needles
One of the essential pieces of equipment that should be in a cross stitcher's tool kit is the correct needle. Tapestry needles are ideal for cross stitch. Tapestry needles are excellent for cross stitching because they can be passed easily and smoothly through the holes in the cloth, without going…
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Framing Cross Stitch
The way in which a cross stitch design is framed can greatly affect the end result and appearance. Mounting framing by a professional can be expensive, particularly if you want something that is a little different. When choosing a frame for a particular project, select the largest moulding you can…
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Cross Stitch Frames
Choosing the cross stitch frame that suits your style of working is worth taking time over. It is important to find one that you are comfortable with as wrestling with an unsuitable frame could put you off embroidery all together. Do not be tempted to work without one as a…
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Cross Stitch Event Raises Money for Breast Cancer Patients
Breast cancer is one of the most common types of cancers in women in the United States of America today. Major improvements have been made in the overall quality and success of medical treatments offered today. These advancements have had a direct result on the steadying of mortality rates of…
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Framing A Cross Stitch
You could frame your completed cross stitch yourself, perhaps with an old, attractive fram you already have, but as the frame is so important to the finished appearance of your work, it does require skill and experience to choose one. Only professional framers have the range of products and the…
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Working With Different And Unusual Cross Stitch Fabrics
There are a variety of different and unusual materials that you can use for your cross stitch projects. These include plastic canvas, perforated paper, waste canvas and silk gauze. Working with Plastic Canvas Plastic canvas opens up the possibility of working three dimensional projects in cross stitch. A relatively recent…
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Cross Stitch Tips
These tried and tested tips may help you to avoid mistakes and will make cross stitching easier. Tip 1: Organize your threads before you start any project because this will help you to avoid problems later. Always include the colour number of the thread. Including the thread manufacturer's name is…
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