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Sunday, 9 May 2010

Free fairy cross stitch kit

Yiotas XStitch is running an online competition to win a free fairy
cross stitch kit. Only one question to answer. Competition ends June 30th 2010. For more details visit: Competition

Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Fine art paintings in cross stitch

Lately fine art paintings in cross stitch are very popular. Fine art paintings from the famous Monet, Van Gogh and Klimt are complex paintings but they look great in cross stitch. Most of us have posters of the old masters in our rooms, why not stitch a painting and hang it in the living room.

Fine art cross stitch can be complicated, challenging and can also take some time to finish but you will capture the drama and different colours of an old famous painting and also create a heirloom for the family. A cross stitch painting is a wonderful keepsake and you should be proud to have made it. 

Many cross stitch shops offer designs from the Old Masters like Monet, Van Gogh, Klimt, Waterhouse, Renoir and many more. To choose your favourite design, decide which painting you would like to stitch and then look first online for all the bargains. Online cross stitch shops can afford to offer better priced and competitive cross stitch kits and patterns. There is a huge variety of fine art cross stitch patterns online. These days, you can also get your cross stitch pattern via email or download so you are saving money on postage. You will need to have a printer to print the pattern or you can email it to a friend who can print the pattern for you. You can not miss your favourite painting into cross stitch, just search the net for fine art cross stitch patterns and you will find it. However if you can not find your design, just email any of the fine art cross stitch shops and most of them will be more than happy to make it for you into a cross stitch pattern.

There is not so much variety of fine art in cross stitch kits, you may need to search for your favourite design a bit more. If you can not find it online, it is a good idea to ask your local craft shop in case they can direct you to the right place. If you still can not find your favourite design into cross stitch kit, then you will have to find it into a cross stitch pattern and buy the materials - fabric and threads - separately. 

Once you find the perfect fine art painting in cross stitch kit or pattern, be sure you stitch your initials and date at the bottom of your cross stitch design. It is nice to know who made a masterpiece!

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Monday, 2 November 2009

Cross stitch ideas

If you do not know what to get your loved ones for Christmas or birthdays here are a few ideas within a reasonable budget.

Make Christmas or birthday cards yourself! Find a free small cross stitch design and stitch all the Christmas cards yourself. Go to any major search engine like google and search for small cross stitch pattern, you will find thousands. Find the one that you like, stitch it and then buy some A4 white card paper (ebay is a good place to get cheap A4 card paper). Divide the A4 paper into 4 equal squares and cut it, that will give you 4 cards! Place and stick your cross stitch design in the middle of the card and on reverse write your Christmas or birthday wishes. You just made four cards!

Buy your friends and family a cross stitch kit or even better buy the kit for yourself, stitch it, frame it and give it to your friends and family for a present! You can then keep the chart and stitch it again for you or your loved one.

Buy a downloadable cross stitch pattern. If you own a printer, just go online and find a store that sells cross stitch patterns by download or email. These are usually very affordable and you save money on postage. Buy it, download it and then print the pattern in a good quality paper, wrap it and give it as a gift to your friends and family who cross stitch!

No need to spend all your money on expensive gifts. Spend within a reasonable budget and remember that most people always appreciate handmade well presented gifts.

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