Learn about embroidery and cross-stitch supplies and basic techniques.
Embroidery & Cross-Stitch Projects
Everything in Basics
Add this essential stitch to your repertoire.
Five Embroidery Stitches
When it comes to these basic stitches, a picture is worth a thousand words.
Tricky at first but easy to master with practice, the French knot appears in many stamped and counted cross-stitch...
Confused by all the choices in needles for your needlework projects? Here's what you need to know.
Ribbon Embroidery How To
Learn how to create various ribbon embroidery stitches with our simple tutorial and diagrams.
Secure Thread at the Beginning
Start right with a firmly and neatly secured thread.
Secure Thread at the End
Secure your cross-stitch neatly with these steps.
Threads for Stitching
With so many products on the market, choosing a thread for cross-stitch can be a challenge. Here's what you need to...
Also used in hand sewing, this stitch belongs on fabric edges.
Quarter and Three-Quarter Stitches
To obtain rounded shapes in a design, use quarter and three-quarter cross-stitches.
Use this calculator to determine sizes of fabrics, patterns, and the finished project.
Work counted cross-stitch on any fabric that allows you to make consistently sized, even stitches.
Cross-Stitch with Beads
A simple technique for embellishing your cross-stitch project.
The half cross-stitch is just what its name implies -- half a cross-stitch.
The Basic Cross-Stitch
This is the first stitch to master when you take up cross stitch.
Glossary of Cross-Stitch Terms
Here's what you need to know in a nutshell.