FAQs

Do I need both embroidery and needlecraft scissors?
I use a hoop when I stitch on fabric, but how can I hold perforated paper securely?
Can my scissors be cleaned and sharpened?
What points should I be looking for?
Is it better to complete each cross individually or to work them in rows?
What is variegated thread?
How do I avoid getting in a muddle when unpicking mistakes?
What lamp do I need if I already have a tapestry frame?
Is there any specialist equipment needed to stitch on paper?
How can I limit the number of colours when designing a sampler?
What needle do I use for beadwork?
Is plastic canvas available in different counts?
How much do I need to spend on a lamp?
I want to backstitch round a simple floral design, but black seems to look too harsh - what shade should I use?
I would like to stitch on evenweave, but find it difficult to count the stitches correctly...
Should I use a hoop for stitching on evenweave?
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