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Make a delightful Christmas ornament to show off a small stitched piece in a protective bauble
A hoop is an essential part of your cross-stitch tooling, so choosing one that works well for you is important for your enjoyment of the craft. Here are some thoughts on the different types and which you may want to try.
How you can improve your cross-stitch setup by using a Silva Headlamp for lighting.
Big impacts through small changes, lots of people together can make a difference
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.
Big-box stores now offering Anchor floss as an alternative to DMC.
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
Need an idea for what gift to buy someone who likes to cross-stitch? Checkout our gift ideas for every price range.
Review and comparison of metallic threads including DMC's recent Diamant Grande range
Why is it so difficult to match colors? Can you believe photographic evidence when it comes to color?
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?
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