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Counted Cross Stitch vs Stamped Cross Stitch
Posted by Sheena on 1/28/2013 to cross stitching
Come on in or call us and we will keep you in stitches! This is our motto but we are getting some questions about the difference between counted cross-stitch and stamped cross stitch.  If you are just starting out or wanting to buy your friends or family a project to do, ask.  Customers will come in to buy a project for someone else and they have no idea what they actually like to stitch - all I can say is ASK.
Framing Done Right!
Posted by Sheena on 1/26/2013 to Framing
Framing done right is a work of art in itself.  Check your framed pieces, look away and then look back and see what you see first - you should see your art piece first, not the frame or mat.  This may seem ridiculous but try it - it really does work.  The frame and mats should compliment the art piece and make it stand out.
Tapestry Frame or Hoop?
Posted by Sheena on 1/23/2013 to cross stitching
The question is always asked "I have a hoop, why would I use a tapestry frame?"Hoops are excellent if you are stitching a tablecloth, pillow cases, afghan, etc but the problem with using a hoop when stitching a picture...
How To Cross Stitch: A Beginner's Guide
Posted by Sheena on 1/22/2013 to cross stitching

Cross-stitching can be a very relaxing hobby, but how do you start? This beginners guide should get you started with some of the tools.

Before starting, its important to assess your own skill level. Are you a complete beginner? Have you completed one pattern?  Its also very important to choose a cross-stitch pattern that you really like or that it means something to you.  Do not be afraid to ask your local needleart store to show you how to get started and for any tips that you may need to complete your project. 

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