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Cross-stitching and needlework

Cross Stitching - Supplies

Fabric, Threads and Equipment

Let’s review the basic supplies needed to begin cross stitching …

dmc q-snap floss thread-count aida evenweave fabric basics

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What is Cross Stitching?

History and Origins

The basic definition is to sew or embroider using crossed stitches to form a picture, one / and one \ stitch in each direction to form a X. The cross stitch is repeated numerous times to create a design. One important note here; it does not matter if you do the \ or / first as long as you are consistent and always have your top stitch pointing in the same direction across the whole design. Here are some examples….

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Welcome!

Welcome to Thread-Bare, home of all things needlework and general crafting. We are just getting started but here is some of the content you can expect to see in the near future so please come back for another visit soon …

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