Cross Stitch Charts
The two types of cross stitch - stamped cross stitch and counted cross stitch - are worked differently. Counted cross…
Finding Batik Fabric Online
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Cross Stitch Thread
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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…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Crafts Supplies   Jan 29, 2014  
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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…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Crafts Supplies   Jan 29, 2014  
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Using Space - dyed Threads
Wonderful effects can be achieved if space-dyed or variegated threads are used carefully and sparingly. A simple design, for example, an alphabet or name, can be transformed by substituting this type of thread for a single colour. When using variegated thread, where the colour gradually changes from a very pale…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Crafts Supplies   Jan 29, 2014  
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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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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…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Crafts Supplies   Jan 28, 2014  
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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…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Crafts Supplies   Jan 29, 2014  
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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…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Crafts Supplies   Jan 29, 2014  
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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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Cross Stitch Chart
Cross stitch designs are available where the pattern is printed directly on to the fabrics and the cross stitches are worked to cover the printing. These designs are known as stamped cross stitch. The resulting cross stitches tend to be uneven and rather hit and miss, so results can be…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Crafts Supplies   Jan 29, 2014  
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Calculating How Much Cross Stitch Fabric To Buy
An important part in the preparation stage of any cross stitch project is to calculate how much cross stitch fabric you need to buy. Being able to calculate the eventual size of a cross stitch design means that you will be able to decide how much fabric you need to…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Crafts Supplies   Jan 28, 2014  
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Useful Cross Stitch Equipment
There are many useful, but not necessarily essential, pieces of cross stitch equipment that will make your life as a cross stitcher more enjoyable and simpler. Purchasing the best quality tools that you can afford, and treating these tools with great care and respect, means that they should last for…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Crafts Supplies   Jan 29, 2014  
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Cross Stitch Charts
The two types of cross stitch - stamped cross stitch and counted cross stitch - are worked differently. Counted cross stitch uses a design that is worked from a chart while the design is printed on the fabric with stamped cross stitch. The specific skill involved with reading the cross…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Crafts Supplies   Jan 29, 2014  
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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…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Crafts Supplies   Jan 29, 2014  
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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…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Crafts Supplies   Jan 29, 2014  
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Metallic Thread Embroidery
Working with metallic threads can sometimes be a little frustrating as they can have a mind of their own. Below you will find some tips and hints to make the whole process trouble free. Working with Metallic Threads and Blending Filaments Metallic threads (or floss) and blending filaments can be…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Crafts Supplies   Jan 29, 2014  
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Cross Stitch Hoops And Frames
If you decide to use an embroidery hoop for your cross stitch project, always use one that is big enough to hold the complete design comfortably. This will ensure that the hoop never needs to be placed over any stitching and will therefore avoid spoiling the completed work with pulled…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Crafts Supplies   Jan 28, 2014  
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Leather Crafting for the Family
Just don't know what to do with the kids this winter! Well I have an idea that might just make your day. Let the kids and their friends make and create Art.Let them sit down to the hobby table and do leather craft you can buy at a reasonable price…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Crafts Supplies   Feb 28, 2011  
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Best Yarn Swift
What is a Yarn Swift You may be asking yourself, "what exactly is a yarn swift and why would you possibly need one?" If you have worked with any type of yarn crafts, you may have come across certain yarns that are not already wound into a workable ball or…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Crafts Supplies   Jan 15, 2014  
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Easy Purchase Of Cheap Beads
Trendy people are finding beads more attractive than before and therefore demanding more beads in their fashion items. Beads are components that are used in various wear and also used in the manufacture of jewelry for fashion lovers. While most of the beads are imported after being purchased, finding cheap…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Crafts Supplies   Aug 13, 2014  
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Easy Duct Tape Crafts for All Ages
If you want to jump on one of the latest trends right now, you'll want to learn about the easy duct tape crafts that everyone is raving about. You read that sentence right in that these craft project are actually made from duct tape. You may think of duct tape…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Crafts Supplies   Nov 19, 2012  
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Magnificent Jewelry Findings
Jewelry findings have been used since time immemorial as fashion components together with jewelry beads in the manufacture of jewelry. These findings are currently in high demand to make jewelry that is unmatched, due to the high numbers of consumers who have shifted to a keener consideration to fashion trends.…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Crafts Supplies   Jul 23, 2014  
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Jewelry Findings
All the fun little bits and pieces that put together the beads to make jewelry are called jewelry findings. When handcrafting your own jewelry creations, it is important to remember that the quality of your beautiful handmade jewelry depends on using quality findings. Findings include such things as jump rings…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Crafts Supplies   Aug 22, 2011  
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Snazaroo Face Paint Kits Are Non-toxic, Great for Parties
If you are looking for a fun activity for your next kid’s birthday party, or to jazz up your next family reunion, then why not consider Snazaroo face paint kits. You can have lots of fun offering to paint everyone’s faces with designs and bright colors. Face paints are also…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Crafts Supplies   Apr 14, 2011  
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Save When You Buy Cheap Loom Bands Online
If you want to buy cheap loom bands in order to save money, then you have to be aware of where to get these cheap bands. Regardless of where you live, you can buy the bands online. The look bands started like any toy in the playground and now they…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Crafts Supplies   Jul 14, 2014  
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Jewelry Beads for Jewelry Making
Jewelry beads are unique form of beads that are used in the making of jewelry and other stylish wearable. The demand of these beads in today’s contemporary world has prompted the setting of numerous online stores experienced in jewelry and bead business. The beads are in most cases imported to…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Crafts Supplies   Aug 14, 2014  
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6 Great Ways You Can Save Time This Christmas Season!
The Christmas season seems to get longer every year, but no less busy. Fortunately there are a ton of great timesavers and life hacks you can take advantage of to get your holiday to do list in shape fast. 1. Going black Friday Shopping? Hit all of your turns easier.…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Crafts Supplies   Feb 08, 2013  
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Wholesale Jewelry Supplies In Plenty
Wholesale jewelry supplies involve supplies of jewelry in wholesale terms. The supplies involve an assortment of accessories such as wholesale beads, supplies for making jewelry and jewelry findings. The products of these supplies are usually offered at a very competitive price by numerous online-based stores. The extensive selection of products…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Crafts Supplies   Jul 24, 2014  
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What Are Troll Bead Bracelets?
Troll Bead bracelets are absolutely a treasure type peculiarity which in the past and present is eternally becoming more popular it would appear. There are countless troll bead jewelry developers and suppliers making these beads each and every day. Presently there are special series that encompass the renditions of many…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Crafts Supplies   Sep 15, 2011  
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Tips On Where to Buy Face Paint
If you are planning on creating some fun times by doing some face painting, you need to know where to buy face paint to do it with. There are different types of face paints depending on what you plan to do with them. There are face paints for something simple…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Crafts Supplies   Apr 14, 2011  
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Important Facts About Wooden Beads
Human life is going in a very funny cycle. Many of the objects of fashion in times past are now been brought to the fore again. Beads were part of the fashionable items in times past. But the humans in their quest for something more than gold and silver have…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Crafts Supplies   Jul 17, 2014  
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