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Needlework can be a life-long hobby giving many hours of enjoyment. Embroidery, handanger, cross-stitch, needlepoint, and many more have been around for centuries and still continue to flourish.


How to Clean Old Needlepoint
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Needlepoint is like a painting done with yarn. The finished canvas embroidery can be displayed on walls like a painting, or it can be used as a decorative covering for other items, such as throw pillows.
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Medieval Mystique: - The Lady & the Unicorn series
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Of all medieval tapestry collections, perhaps none is more mysterious and thought provoking than the Lady and the Unicorn series. Very little is known about the origins of the original tapestry set, which is currently on display at Cluny Museum in Paris, France.
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China's Handmade Embroidery - Embroidered Silk Visual Art
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China has always been famous for its silk and its handmade silk embroidery. For millennia, the renowned "Silk Road" brought Chinese silk and embroidery to Central Asia, Western Asia, Europe and Africa. The silk trade created exchanges between China, India, Greece and Rome and acted as a link between these four ancient civilizations.

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Using an Embroidery Hoop with Cross Stitch
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An embroidery hoop helps to keep the fabric taut whilst stitching, this aids to the stitches being more even.
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Making Wall Hangers with Ease
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Wall hangers make nice gifts. In addition, wall hangers make a nice decoration for your home. The flowerpots, which are pieced by hand, make fancy decorations or gifts as well. In view of the fact, we can start designing a wall hanger together.

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Cross Stitch as a Hobby
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Cross Stitch is part of the embroidery family of needlework. Designs are achieved by stitching lots of cross stitches on evenweave fabric.
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A Quilt that Blossoms in Your Lap
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You are going to make a finishing quilt measuring 36 x 51 inch with the finishing 8 x 13 inch block. You will need sewing materials to complete your mission.
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How to Make a Simple Bookmark in Counted Cross Stitch
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Bookmarks are a very useful item to have and very easy to make. If you have finished a large project which seemed to take forever to complete and not ready to begin another. Then making a bookmark is a stop gap between projects.
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The Role of Freezer Paper in Quilting
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No you are not going to craft a quilt with freezer paper, unless you know something I don't, but you are going to use freezer paper to perform the steps in basic appliqué. The process is simple, and makes quilting easy.
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History of Cross Stitch
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Cross Stitch is a form of counted thread embroidery; it is dated back to the 6th or 7th century. It was used to decorate household items using floral and geometric patterns, usually worked in black and red cotton floss on linen fabric. Cross-stitch was found in a Coptic tomb in Upper Egypt, where it was preserved by the dry desert climate.
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Piecing the Peaces with Fabric Art
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In 1996 I spent a month at St. George's College in Jerusalem. I was interested in what archaeological research added to understanding the Bible. But it wasn't information under the ground, but what was happening on the ground, which had a profound effect on me.
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Embroidery Thread Choices
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Selecting an embroidery thread can be complicated; there are many different fibers and weights to choose from. We will try and help you to make this decision a little easier.
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What you need to start Cross Stitching
Hamidah Gul,
Here is my need-to-have list to begin your first cross-stitch project.
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Embroidery Stabilizers
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The number of embroidery stabilizers that are available today can be daunting. There are a large number of fabric types and a huge selection of embroidery designs, so it figures that there would be a large variety of different stabilizers.
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Crewel Embroidery As A Popular Form of Embroidery
Anna Poelo,
Among the two classifications of the craft of embroidery is what we refer to as free embroidery. Free embroidery is characterized as having designs that are applied without any regard whatsoever to the weave of the fabric used. The most well-known example of free embroidery is crewel embroidery, or crewelwork, which appeared more than a thousand years ago and is still popular today.
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The Two Classifications of Embroidery
Anna Poelo,
The art of embroidery has two classifications in itself. They are classified according to which is being stitched on top of the fabric and which is stitched through the fabric. On one hand, we have free embroidery. On the other, we have counted-thread embroidery.

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The Basics of Cross Stitching
Hamidah Gul,
There are not many things you need to get to start this amazing hobby. In fact if you were to get a kit, it would come with everything you need in one package. But if you choose to get a chart there are a few things you need to get before you begin your project.
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Saving Money on Cross Stitch
Hamidah Gul,
You love to cross stitch but it’s costing way too much, you thought. How do you maintain this hobby and not fall into the commercial traps of the cross stitch mania. Here are my tried and true ways of making your cross stitch go a long way and then some.
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A Stitch By Any Other Name…
Carolyn McNeill,
If you were to create a list of needlepoint stitches, I am sure you would be surprised to find that there are, literally, hundreds of stitches to choose from. Many of these stitches, however, are known by more than one name.
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Diagonal Stitches: The Greatest Hits Part 2 The Detail Stitches
Carolyn McNeill,
In part 1 of “Diagonal Stitches: The Greatest Hits” I discussed diagonal stitches that were suitable for covering large areas and backgrounds. In this article I will describe diagonal stitches that are suitable for small detail work. I will also mention some of the decorative diagonal stitches. As I mentioned in the first part of this 2-part series, diagonal stitches are stitches that are "at a slant" or "diagonal" (hence the name, diagonal stitch).
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Diagonal Stitches: The Greatest Hits – Part I The Background Stitches
Carolyn McNeill,
Diagonal stitches create an excellent background and can be used in many areas of your needlepoint.
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Long Stitch – The Beginners Dream Stitch
Carolyn McNeill,
Have you ever wanted to learn needlepoint, but just don’t know where or how to begin? If you have an interest in needle crafts, you have probably visited an assortment of websites dealing with the subject.
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Five Basic Types of Needlepoint Stitches
Carolyn McNeill,
One of most confusing aspects of learning needlepoint is deciphering the many stitches that are available. If you are working from a kit, it generally isn't a problem. Each kit will specify which stitches should be used and where.
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An Introduction to Needlepoint Canvas
Carolyn McNeill,
Choosing the canvas is one of the most important aspects of designing a needlepoint project. As discussed in the previous article, The Five Basic Types of Needlepoint Stitches, another important decision involves choosing the stitch or stitches to be used in the piece.
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What is Needlepoint?
Carolyn McNeill,
One of the most confusing aspects of needlepoint is defining the different terms used in needlework. The term "needlework" is the broadest term used to describe any form of creative endeavor that is worked using a needle.
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Top 10 Reasons to Start Cross Stitching
Hamidah Gul,
If you are bored and feel that life is passing you by without you doing anything meaningful, it’s time to pick up a needle. Don’t worry it’s got nothing to do with acupuncture or scary injections. More or less, it’s a hobby with a wonderful list of therapeutic values.
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Precious Needlework - Creative Tapestry
Linda Lycett, Editor-in-Chief
If one is looking for a lifetime hobby that is easily portable, Needlework fills the criteria very nicely.

From ancient times to modern day, needlework has played a big role in society. Many pieces of art are still adorning the walls of homes around the world, many hundreds of years after their creation.



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