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Cross stitch monograms from the past

Marking. — The art of Marking was carried to great perfection before the invention of the numerous modern marking inks, and during the years succeeding home weaving of linen, when the name was woven into the material as part of the design. To be able to embroider the name of the owner, and the numerals […]

A free blackwork chart for Valentine’s Day

FREE CHART This blackwork motif could be finished as a heart shaped ornament or used to cover the top of a Valentine gift box. Model stitched on 32 count linen using red metallic thread (DMC E321)

How to design your own cross stitch pattern

Cross stitched flowers   What you will need: a picture to convert to cross stitch tracing graph paper markers or coloured pencils a floss shade card Original image (handpainted vintage postcard) — 1. Choose a tracing graph paper which correspond in size to the fabric count you will use (the higher the count, the more […]

Jewelry box / cabinet

Free cross stitch project: Little treasures

LITTLE TREASURES A cross stitch design by Valentina Sardu Recommended fabric 25 count ivory evenweave fabric, stitched over 2 threads Recommended threads Cross stitch in 2 strands: terracotta (DMC 356 / Anchor 5975) and dark red (DMC 498 / Anchor 1005) Backstitch in 1 strand: terracotta (DMC 356 / Anchor 5975) The repeatable cross stitch […]