Using an embroidery hoop can help you get the correct tension for stitching to amke sure your fabric doesn't get distorted as you stitch
If you're stitching a project over several weeks or months, the fabric edges can get tatty and frayed. Here's a simple guide to help prevent this happening to your stitching.
Waste canvas is great for adding cross stitch designs to all sorts of different fabrics.
The two-tone effect of blended stitches adds texture and movement – perfect for natural effects like fur and also leaves
Adding charms to your stitching can really add a sparkle and make a simple pattern really something special!
Blanket stitch is a decorative stitch that is useful as a finishing technique when making up projects - it is easy to hand-sew, joining fabric pieces together or sometimes when doing applique (applying fabric shapes to the surface of another fabric, as decoration). Follow our simple steps to learn how to do blanket stitch today…
Use our handy hints for getting the most from stitching on plastic canvas.
Squashed fractionals are worked when chart squares are split horizontally or vertically into two symbols.