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Five Tips for Stitching with DMC Coloris Floss


Have you tried DMC’s Coloris floss?    When I discovered it a year ago, I knew I had to use it in some cross-stitch projects.  After experimenting with it, I love using it.  It is fun and magical to watch the way  the variegated colors play out in the designs as you stitch.  If you have used it, you know what I am talking about.  If not, perhaps, you will decide to add it to your needlework repertoire.  Permit me to show you five tips I discovered for stitching with Coloris floss.

(Note:   I am not receiving any monetary benefits nor am I affiliated with the DMC.  I simply enjoy using these products.)

Finish Your Cross Stitch With The Flat Fold Technique



What are your favorite ways to finish and display your cross-stitch projects - framing, wrapping it around an art canvas, pillows, or ornaments?  How about trying something different?  After looking for a different way to finish some of my newest projects, I decided to try the flat fold finishing technique.  Let me share my experience with you here.  I think you will agree that you should try it.


5 Practical Tips Every Stitcher Needs To Know - An Update On Floss Conditioner



Do you use a thread conditioner when you cross stitch?  I had never used one until I discovered a product called Thread Heaven in a catalog.  At first, I was a bit skeptical that it would make a difference in my stitching, but it really did reduce the knotting and twisting of my floss. (You can read my initial review in a previous blog post, 5 Practical Tips Every Stitcher Needs to Know).

Zenbroidery - I'm Trying It and I Like It



Have you tried Zenbroidery™ yet?  Finding myself between cross stitch projects, I decided I would pull out a Zenbroidery™ kit that I purchased at a local craft store and give it a try.  I have to say, I am enjoying it. Keep reading to get more details about my experiment with Zenbroidery™.


5 Practical Tips Every Cross Stitcher Needs To Know

5 Practical Tips


Looking for ways to make your stitching a little easier?  I know I am.  That’s why I am always on the lookout for useful tips.  In this blog post, I am going to share five practical tips that I use all of the time when I am cross stitching.  They will save you time, keep you organized and solve some of the problems you may run into when stitching.  Hope you will find at least one tip you can use.



Have You Tried Zenbroidery Yet?




Have you tried zenbroidery?  It looks like fun, especially if you want to take a break from counted thread projects, want to learn traditional embroidery or are in the mood for a mixed media approach to stitching.  So, join me in exploring zenbroidery!


What To Do With Those Snip-Its?




Does your stitching area look like this?   





Do you wish it looked like this?   




Those small pieces of floss you snip off at the end of a row of cross stitch are inevitable.  For some stitchers, it may not be a problem. However, if you have a curious pet or children, those little snips of thread can become a real hazard.  


What to do with those thread snip-its?   Read further to find an

inexpensive, practical way to keep those “snip its” under control!


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