Let's learn something new!
A listing of all my "how-to" posts that are related to embroidery in some way or another. A lot them are targeted towards beginners, but I hope everyone learns something new!
How To - Finish a Cross-Stitch in an Embroidery Hoop - Version 2
So, you've stitched something awesome. I hope you're proud! That's hopefully the start of a new, life-long hobby you've now got. But now that you've finished it, you want to display it proudly. And what better tool than the hoop you [might've] used to stitch it with? Well, let's get started!
How to Read a Cross-Stitch Pattern
In this tutorial, I'm going to show you how to understand how to 'read' that cross-stitch pattern you've purchased and/or downloaded.
An IGTV Video on Gridding Your Aida Fabric
Whenever I share a work-in-progress shot of whatever I'm stitching at the time, you may have noticed my fabric always has a bunch of little blue dots all over it.
An IGTV Video on Stitching Wedding Hair
Every now-and-then, I record myself stitching stitch people's 'realistic' hairstyles, as I know others who also do stitch people portraits really can struggle with visualising how to do them. I wanted to highlight some of those videos I've compiled to share them with you all once again!
Cross-Stitch 101 - Lesson 3: Different Cross-Stitches
Let's have a continuation on my basic cross-stitching lessons, finally! Today I'm going to talk to you about the various different stitches you are likely to come across when reading a cross stitch pattern. Especially any of my own patterns that are deemed intermediate or advanced.
How To - Use The Basics of PCStitch
PCStitch is a PC-version-only program that allows you to create cross-stitch and blackwork patterns either for personal use or for sale. I first purchased the software back in 2018 after trying to design my own patterns using only pencils and paper and hating it. It felt clunky, time consuming and inefficient. I did some research, found a discount to PCStitch and haven't designed a pattern entirely on paper ever since.
How To - Take Care of Your Fabric Scissors
It's likely you've seen memes online about not using your mother's or grandmother's crafting/fabric scissors. That these sacred tools are not to be trifled with, despite doing 'just one cut' or something similar.
How To - Cross-Stitch Using Black Aida Cloth
If you've had the pleasure of stitching using black Aida cloth, you know how difficult it is to use. Yes, patterns can look absolutely amazing on it as it brings out a totally different dimension, style and illusion to a piece.
Cross-Stitch 101 - Lesson 2: Making The Stitches
So you've got all your materials and tools at the ready, you've found a pattern that you adore and must stitch up and you're sitting down in a comfy chair, ready to go.
How To - Stitch Baptiste's Sweet Hair-do
In an attempt to continue to assist others in stitching 'stitch people' hair, I have been continuing to record myself embroidering hair for my pieces.
Cross-Stitch 101 - Lesson 1: Tools and Materials Before You Start
I hear from people often that they are impressed with the ability to cross-stitch. And I wanted to let you all in on a little secret: Anybody can do this. It's not magic (although it can look absolutely magical!).
How To - Finish a Cross-stitch in an Embroidery Hoop
Today, I would love to show you one way I finish my embroidery pieces. I'm not fond of the idea of using glue, tape or anything like that to finish my embroidery pieces, since I don't know how it could affect the fabric (or worse, the thread of the piece!) in the future.