Cross Stitching Frequently Asked Questions

Should I use glass when framing my work?

How do I photograph finished pieces?

How can I sign my work discreetly?

How do I teach children to cross stitch?

What makes a good project for a young stitcher?

How can I stitch quicker?

How can I personalize a pattern?

Is it difficult to work with linen?

What type of matting should be used to frame cross stitch projects?

How do I work with metallic thread?

How do I work with blending filament?

How do I give cross stitch as a gift?

How do I remove waste canvas?

How do I keep kids from poking themselves with the needle?

How do I keep from losing my place in counted cross stitch?

How do I work with silk ribbon?

How do I store fabric or finished pieces?

How can I start modifying premade charts and kits?

How can I get folds or creases out of a completed project?

How do I read those tiny symbols on my counted cross stitch pattern?

What types of mounting board are used for framing cross stitch?

What types of pins can be used when framing cross stitch?

How can I cut down on framing costs?

What size matting should I use to frame my cross stitch?

How do I finish off a bookmark?

How do I attach waste canvas?

Can I wash my completed project?

What is ´tweeding´?

How do I hold my fabric while stitching?

How can I make a quick gift?

How can I prevent the edges of fabric from fraying?

When should I add back stitches?

How do I know how many strands of floss to use?

How can I keep my floss organized?

How do I find the center on perforated paper?

How do I keep my projects organized?

When should I replace my needles?

What size needle should I use?

How do I separate floss from a skein?

Can I scan my needlework?

How can I store my embroidery flosses and fabric to keep them clean and organized?

Can I copy patterns for other stitchers?

Should I cut paper before or after stitching the design?

Does perforated paper have a ´right´ side?

How do I store needles between stitching sessions?

What type of beads should I use in my stitching?

How can I distinguish between floss colors to sort them?

Should I buy floss even if I don´t need it for a current project?

I can´t find a particular color of floss - what do I do?

How can I keep all my projects separated?

How do I start adding beads to my stitching?

What thread do I use for beading my stitching?

Should I add beads to my project first or last?

Should I prewash my floss?

Should I leave my fabric in a hoop?

How do I work with waste canvas?

How can I keep my work clean?

How do I keep a record of my projects?

What length should I cut my floss?

How do I finish off a short bit of thread?

How much fabric should I use?

How do I choose beads for my project?

How can I keep fabric taught when adding beads or findings?

How do I create my own design

How do I stitch over 2?

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Jerry Mayo