Cross-stitching and needlework
Environmentally Sustainable Cross Stitching
Big impacts through small changes, lots of people together can make a difference
Creative Licensing and the Art of The (bad) Deal
The world of creative licensing is long overdue an overhaul to give artists a more equitable deal. How things are changing and what you can do to help.
Skein or Spool - Anchor Floss Now Available in Big Box Stores
Big-box stores now offering Anchor floss as an alternative to DMC.
Rose Now Offering 01-35 colors to complete the non DMC paleltte
Rose now offer the the extended 01-35 threads released in 2017. See how they compare to DMC and how they compliment the CXC range
Gift Ideas for Cross Stitchers
Need an idea for what gift to buy someone who likes to cross-stitch? Checkout our gift ideas for every price range.
A Touch of Sparkle
Review and comparison of metallic threads including DMC's recent Diamant Grande range
You Just Can't Believe Your Own Eyes
Why is it so difficult to match colors? Can you believe photographic evidence when it comes to color?
Are There Problems With the 01-35 DMC Thread Colors?
Claims have been made that 01-35 DMC colors have dye-lot issues. Is this true or an excuse to distract from an issue with a vendors faulty patterns?
Stitching on Perforated Paper
Perforated Paper is an alternative to Aida that allows your cross-stitch to be used other than wall-mounted pictures, such as ornaments and bookmarks
Learning to Cross-Stitch
Cross-stitching can be a great hobby to pass time and produce something creative. Beginners basics are explored to get you started.
Review of BioLite Headlamp for Stitching
Review of the BioLite Headlamp designed for camping but absolutely perfect for cross stitching and other crafts.
How to frame your own Cross-Stitch using the Lacing Method
How to frame your own cross stitch pieces on a budget using the lacing method