Using Waste Canvas

Working with Waste Canvas! Waste canvas doesn’t sound like fun, but it truly is.  What is waste canvas? It is a type of fabric you can use to stitch on ANYTHING.  Why? Because its made to be able to be removed after you are done stitching.  It is so much fun,...

Dealing with the Frog

That Frog is NOT always a bad thing! Some may be asking what exactly a “frog” is. It’s a fun little nickname given when you make mistakes while stitching. Why? Well, the main reason is mistakes usually mean you have to rip out stitches — rip it...

Stitching in Hand

A Stitchee training to help you be a more Curious Stitchee What you use to hold your stitching is a personal choice – there is never a “correct” device. Many use hoops, others use frames or stands, and some use Q-snaps — all of these are...

Artsy Framing Idea

The more cross stitch pieces we finish, the more ways to finish them we will need. Most go straight to putting it in a frame, matted or filling the frame completely.  Let’s put an “art” type spin on framing! This is our Artsy Framing Idea.  Not only...

Dutch vs English Method

A stitcher training to help you be a more Curious Stitcher. There are two main methods you can use when stitching in the cross stitch world.  Dutch Method English Method Today we will learn the difference, and what that means on your fabric.  English Method This...

Make Your Own Bookmarks

Making Your Own Cross Stitch Bookmarks If you are anything like me, you are running out of wall space for framed finished pieces. Or you just love to give little cross stitch gifts.  These little home-made bookmarks are a perfect way to save the page in your book...

Make Your Own Scissor Fob

A stitcher training to help you be a more Curious Stitcher.   Not only can we gift our stitch art to others, we can make ourselves pretty things too!! Have you heard of scissor fobs? They are adorable little dangly things you decorate your embroidery scissors...

Washing Your Finished Projects

A stitcher training to help you be a more Curious Stitcher. Washing your finished work sounds SCARY! What if the colors run? What if I ruin the hours (and HOOOOURRSS) of work?? It’s not as scary as it seems, I promise.  With this training you will learn:  ...

Gift Together: Cards

A stitcher training to help you be a more Curious Stitcher. Gift Together: Beautiful Home-Made Cards  To stay a curious stitcher we need to take on a variety of projects. Not just what we are comfortable with.  A great way to expand your stitching adventures is to...