Lace Making

Christmas Snowflakes and Other Ideas

Last week I wrote about some “Christmas Crochet Ideas”. This week I want to pass on some more ideas from the same book, Patons book 304 “Traditional Christmas”, but these one fall more into the category of lace. They are still all crocheted, but are a lot finer and more delicate. There are several different… Continue reading Christmas Snowflakes and Other Ideas

Cross Stitch

Birthday Cushions Completed!

I am pleased to report that both the birthday cushions have been completed. (See “Two Extremes of Cross Stitch”.) This is the first time I have used this kind of kit and I have found it very enjoyable and satisfying. The coarse canvas and the printed design have made the projects easy to follow and… Continue reading Birthday Cushions Completed!

Cross Stitch

Getting Started With Cross Stitch, The Easy Way

Cross stitch is a form of embroidery that's been around for thousands of years. It involves making hundreds of tiny cross shape stitches - hence the name cross stitch - on special fabric. Once completed, these thousands of tiny stitches, form a picture or symbol. Cross stitch can be used to make or improve on… Continue reading Getting Started With Cross Stitch, The Easy Way

Knitting

All About Loom Knitting

Knitting is a well-known art form which has regained popularity in recent times, and so have knitting looms. Knitting on looms is much easier than knitting on needles. Different manufacturers produce knitting looms that can be used by knitters at home. These are delightful and convenient items that can help to make knitting interesting. These knitting… Continue reading All About Loom Knitting

Cross Stitch

10 Good Reasons to Take Up Cross Stitch

There are numerous reasons for taking up the beguiling, blue-collar craft of cross stitch, ten of which are shown below. So continue reading then pay a visit to your local craft shop and start your cross stitching career today. 1. Why "blue-collar" you might ask? Well! When compared to most other pastimes, cross stitch is… Continue reading 10 Good Reasons to Take Up Cross Stitch

Cross Stitch

The Wonderful World of Cross Stitch

I love counted cross stitch! That statement may sound a bit strong, but I really enjoy watching a picture emerge on a previously blank piece of material. There is such satisfaction in being able to see what you have achieved and in being creative as well. Don’t get me wrong – there can be plenty… Continue reading The Wonderful World of Cross Stitch