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 …

Cross stitching

  • Gallery of finished pieces
  • Gallery of work in progress – shhh no one needs to know how many of these you have ;)
  • Learning the basic stitches and techniques
  • How to calculate fabric sizes and thread amounts
  • Washing and framing your finished pieces


This is a hobby I am very new to so I’ll share what I’ve learnt so far about the basics and what my experience has been.


  • How to make a macramé bracelet
  • How to make ladder wrap bracelet
  • How to make a beaded bracelet
  • How to make an infinity knot bracelet
  • Medical alert bracelets
  • Kumihimo braiding