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How To Adapt Photographs into Cross Stitch Patterns in FlossCross


If you’re a cross stitch newbie like me, or even if you’ve been cross stitching for years, you’re probably starting to wonder - how can I create my own cross stitch patterns? If you're looking to make more photorealistic projects adapted directly from photographs, this step by step tutorial will show you how to do just that using FlossCross!

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How To Create Cross Stitch Patterns In FlossCross


Cross stitching is like painting with yarn, but without the mess, and the ability to plan ahead for exactly where you want each stitch and color to go. And even if you’re a stitching newbie, you can start creating your own designs! In this blog post, I’m going to share how you can use FlossCross to create your own unique cross stitch patterns. 

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French Knot Tutorial: Step-By-Step Instructions


The french knot is a wonderfully versatile, decorative embroidery stitch. It involves making stitches in the form of small knotted dots, which can be used as a filler, pattern, or as the center of flowers.

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Satin Stitch Tutorial: Step-By-Step Embroidery Instructions


Satin stitch is one of the most common filler stitches. It’s used to fill in any shape with an area of flat, smooth and closely spaced stitches. Each stitch lays parallel to the last, extending across the entire length or width of the shape.

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Split Stitch Tutorial: Step-By-Step Embroidery Instructions


The split stitch is a basic embroidery stitch that can be used to outline an image, or can be used as a filler if you put the lines closer to each other. To create this thicker line of stitching, stab the previous stitch from below to create a continuous line. 

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Running Whip Stitch Tutorial: Step-By-Step Embroidery Instructions


Whipped running stitches are perfect for linear elements that are more decorative than stitches with single lines. The running stitch acts as a foundation for the whip stitch, so it seems somewhat raised with a twisted appearance that can be accentuated by using two different colors of thread.

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Running Stitch Tutorial: Step-By-Step Embroidery Instructions


The running stitch is one of the most common stitches used in hand sewing, mending, and embroidery. It involves creating a series of evenly spaced, straight stitches on fabric, and the end result looks like a continuous line composed of little dashes. Learn for yourself using our simple, step-by-step guide!

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Chain Stitch Tutorial: Step-By-Step Embroidery Instructions


The chain stitch is one of the basic embroidery stitches that is useful for making a continuous line that appears to be made with conjoined loops, like a chain. When you make multiple lines of chain stitches next to one another it also makes a good filler stitch–a stitch that can fill a larger area of a design rather than an outline. 

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Beginner’s Guide to Learning Embroidery


Embroidery is a timeless and creative craft that allows anyone to transform plain fabric into a work of art with thread and a needle. Relax and unplug from a stressful day while learning a new hobby, and create art to hang on your walls or personalize your clothes with. This complete beginner’s guide will show you the essential steps to getting started with embroidery. 

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How to Read Friendship Bracelet Patterns


In this guide, we'll break down the parts of a friendship bracelet pattern, ensuring you can easily follow the patterns in our beginner kit and any others you might find online.

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