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FAQs

How do you stitch quarter and three quarter cross stitches?
These kinds of stitches are simply portions of a cross stitch.
A quarter cross-stitch is one of the extensions from the center of a cross-stitch. These stitches can be worked from any corner in toward the center as shown in examples 1 - 5. A three quarter cross-stitch is a combination of a quarter stitch and half cross-stitch.
How do you stitch the back stitch?
The back stitch is the same process in regular embroidery and in cross stitch. Back stitches are completed after cross-stitches and are used to outline the design area or embellish areas of a design. In cross stitch, the back stitch is made the same length as the cross stitch.
Process: Pull the needle through at the point marked A. Then go down at the point marked B. Come back up at C and down at D.
How do you stitch the running stitch in cross stitch?
The running stitch is often used to created backgrounds and texture in cross stitch designs.
Come up at A; go down at B. Come up at C, go down at D. Refer to Design Chart for length of stitches and amount of space between stitches.
What is counted cross-stitch?
Counted cross-stitch is a needlecraft usually done on an evenweave fabric like Aida cloth or linen. To create the design, you follow a chart by creating a cross-stitch (x) of floss that corresponds to the appropriate color symbol on the design chart. Most cross-stitch is 14 (stitches) to the inch, worked up with two strands of embroidery floss. Embroidery floss is 6 strands and you separate them to get 3 lots of 2 strands from one length of embroidery floss.
What is crewel?
Crewel is usually worked on linen that is stamped with the outline of the design. You follow the chart to fill in the areas. The design is worked up with wool yarn on a satin stitch.
What is needlepoint?
Needlepoint is usually worked on canvas that is printed with the design. You fill in the design areas with yarn. Needlepoint is “full coverage” which means that no canvas is exposed when the design is complete. The design is usually worked up with wool yarn in a continental stitch.
What is the difference between a whipstitch and a slipstitch?
Nothing- they are the same stitch, but people sometimes call them by different names.
What is the difference between embroidering a buttonhole and blanket stitch?
Nothing, they are the same stitch used for different purposes. The buttonhole stitch IS the blanket stitch worked as closely together as possible on either side of the slit made in fabric where the button hole will be.
The blanket stitch usually has space between each stitch and is used as a decorative stitch for attaching quilting appliqués.
Why should you use a hoop when working a needlecraft project?
Using a hoop makes it much easier to complete the stitching. When the fabric is stretched taut, it makes the hole as big as possible, which allows the needle to slip easily in and out of the holes. Hoops also allow for better control and more uniform stitch work.
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