Cross Stitch Techniques

Here you can learn all about the various cross stitch techniques, tips and tricks to help you get the most from your crafts. From counted cross stitch and embroidery to needlework and tapestry, we will help you conquer everything from the basic cross stitches to mounting your designs onto a card.

how to use rotating frame tapestry embroidery

How to Use a Rotating Frame

Rotating frames (also known as roller frames) come in various sizes and are widely available, so they are great for all kinds of tapestry and embroidery. Modern versions have a handy clipping system that makes them quicker to use, and methods for how to use a rotating frame – both traditional and modern are shown…

how to add beads to cross stitch

How to Add Beads to Cross Stitch

Jane Greenoff, author of The New Cross Stitcher’s Bible shares her tips on how to add beads to cross stitch…. Using beads is one of the most satisfying embellishment techniques when you are straying away from pure cross stitch. Their use is highly effective, whether you intend to combine the beads with your cross stitches…

How to use an embroidery hoop

Mount and Frame Your Cross Stitch Projects

We want to help you get stitching for Christmas by planning your projects early. If you are starting to think about what cross stitch projects you are going to give as Christmas gifts it’s probably worth considering how to mount and frame your cross stitch projects too. Use an embroidery hoop        …

how to make a cross stitch hanging decoration

How To Make A Cross Stitch Hanging Decoration

Brighten up your tree by transforming your favourite motifs into cross stitch hanging decorations. Find out how with Claire Crompton’s simple instructions below… There are loads of fantastic festive cross stitch designs to choose from, and smaller designs are perfect for making cards or hanging decorations. Here are some easy instructions to help you to…

Three Ways To Mount Cross Stitch On A Card

There are various ways to mount cross stitch on to a card. To find out more, read these instructions from 100 Cross Stitch Card Designs by Joanne Sanderson… The choice of embellishments today is excitingly wide, but can be a little daunting when you are deciding how to finish off a stitched piece. Most cross…

framed cross stitch

How To Frame Cross Stitch

Framing your completed designs is an easy way to display all of your hard work. To find out how to frame cross stitch, follow these instructions from Stitch Alphabets & Numbers by Felicity Hall… It is up to you whether you cover your stitching with glass. I prefer to be able to see the stitches,…

How to use an embroidery hoop

How To Use An Embroidery Hoop

Embroidery hoops are useful tools for both aiding your stitching and displaying your finished pieces. To find out how to use an embroidery hoop, take a look at these tips and instructions from Hoop-la! by Kirsty Neale… Wooden embroidery hoops are easy to source, simple to use and tend to hold fabric more securely than…