Colour Chart - Not sure of what a DMC colour looks
like? Well we have reproduced the DMC colour chart here
so you can see the whole range at a glance.
Working on Black or Dark Fabrics - Cross stitch
pieces worked on black or very dark fabrics look
absolutely stunning when they are completed as the
colours, especially the paler ones, seem to really stand
out against the dark background. However, stitching on
dark fabrics is totally different from working on a light
background and you may find it needs some different
Making Cross Stitch Cushions - What better way is
there to compliment the soft furnishings in any room of
the house than making cross stitch cushions? The pattern
on your cushion can either be extremely busy or, perhaps,
a single flower matching the main colour of your
curtains. If the cushion is for a child's room, their
favourite character from a book would look amazing
stitched in their favourite colours. The choice is
What Should I Cross Stitch? - It is now possible to
cross stitch pictures of not only flowers and animals but
practically any form of transport you can think of. What
a super present for an avid Formula One fan - a cross
stitched picture of their favourite driver's car.
General stitching tips - There are all sorts of tips
available to enhance the speed and quality of your cross
stitching and some of these are listed in this article.
Tips for left handed cross stitchers - There are lots
of left handed people but as they are well aware, most
directions for any form of craft are aimed mainly at
people that are right handed. A good guide to which hand
actually holds the needle is to use your strongest hand
for this purpose, that is the hand you write with.