Joanne2 (Street Articles Author)
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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 Back Stitch
During the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, cross stitch samplers were worked by school children as a classroom exercise. They provided a method of teaching the skills of needlework and also literacy, as alphabets were generally included in the design. Some of the other traditional motifs commonly worked were houses, trees,…
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Cross Stitch Fabrics
Fabrics for cross stitch include aida cloth, cotton evenweave, linen evenweave fabrics and plastic canvas. Note when cutting your fabric, you should add an extra two to three inches around the entire outside to allow for securing your edges as well as for framing. Aida fabric or aida cloth is…
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Cross Stitch Thread
There is a large range of cross stitch threads available today. Choosing the right colour and type of thread can greatly enhance any cross stitch design. Cross stitch thread or floss is made up of six strands altogether. Anchor and DMC are two of the most commonly available, popular and…
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Choosing A Cross Stitch Pattern
Learning how to pick an easy pattern for a cross stitch project can be simple and fun. There is a huge variety of cross stitching patterns and designs available, whether you are just starting out or are an expert cross-stitcher. From easy cross stitch patterns to the most intricate and…
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Some Notable Oolong Tea Facts
There are many notable oolong tea facts that will help to improve your overall well being and health. It has been drunk for generations by the Chinese who recognize the many qualities that is possesses. They use it as part of a lifestyle that is healthy and balanced and allows…
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Cross Stitching Tips
Cross stitching is such a fun needlecraft and is a relatively simple activity. Below you will find some tips and hints that will help you to really enjoy each and every project. Tip 1: Always work the first half of all full cross stitches in the same direction. this ensures…
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Aida And Evenweave
When I first started cross stitching over 30 years ago, the choice of fabric was pretty simple - cream 14-count Aida or linen, bleached or unbleached. How things have changed! There is so much choice available now in embroidery fabric, both in thread count and colour, although the two main…
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Cross Stitch Equipment
When organising the equipment you need for counted, as well as stamped, cross stitch, there are a number of essential items that are required. Buy the best quality you can afford, treat your investment with care and it should last for many years. Tapestry Needles Use a blunt tapestry needle…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Crafts Supplies   Jan 28, 2014  
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Aida Plus
The cross stitch fabric, Aida Plus, is a modern fabric which has many of the useful properties of perforated paper, but none of its weaknesses. You can cut it, trim it and shape it without any unravelling, fraying or splitting and, unlike perforated paper, it is hand washable and will…
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Preparing Fabric for Cross Stitching
One of the most important steps when beginning any cross stitch project is to prepare the fabric. Just like you would prepare a wall for painting, preparing fabric for cross stitch saves you a lot of time, energy and frustration. Removing a whole row of stitches because of just one…
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