FAQs

How can I stop my needles from tarnishing?
How much should I spend on a pair of scissors?
I want to backstitch round a simple floral design, but black seems to look too harsh - what shade should I use?
Should I use a hoop for stitching on evenweave?
How many threads should I use on plastic canvas?
My threads always seem to catch on the ragged edges of the canvas – what can I do to stop this happening?
How is stranded cotton made?
How do I avoid getting in a muddle when unpicking mistakes?
How many strands of thread should I use on perforated paper?
Can my scissors be cleaned and sharpened?
What is conservation framing?
Is there any specialist equipment needed to stitch on paper?
I bought some cheap thread and the colours ran when I washed my stitching. Is there anything I can do?
Is plastic canvas available in different counts?
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