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Getting Started with Stitch People – Where to Start?!

In Cross Stitch, Stitch People, Uncategorized by TheresaLeave a Comment

So you have your Stitch People book and you’ve gathered some or all your supplies – now to tackle your first project! This can be a little intimidating for many people especially if you have never cross-stitched or haven’t done so in years. One of the biggest questions we get from first-timers is “well…where do I start?”. Here at Stitch …

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How I Made a Cross-Stitch Coffee Shop Background by Melissa Vono

In Cross Stitch, DIY Tutorials, Stitch People by Theresa

Hey y’all! I’m a full-time speech-language pathologist working in the public schools currently so only have time to stitch at night (thus my company name, Stitch At Nite) — check me out on Instagram, Facebook , and my website.  I’ve only been doing this a few years, having started by doing small gifts for friends and family. So I was excited (and, …

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How to Include Dozens of People in your Stitch People Portrait

In Cross Stitch, Stitch People by Lizzy3 Comments

Stitch People portraits make great gifts. They especially make great gifts for big, family and life events like weddings, marriages and anniversaries. But what do you do when the anniversary you’re commemorating with your portrait is Grandma and Grandpa’s 50th wedding anniversary, and their four or five children all have four or five children of their own!? Allow me to …

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Free Cross-Stitch 101 Guide

In Cross Stitch, DIY Tutorials, Stitch People by Lizzy6 Comments

I remember learning to cross stitch as a young girl. My mother taught me, I think because I wanted to learn it (having seen her do a lot of cross stitching.) My grandmother cross-stitched, too. She made my Christmas stocking and a baby blanket, both of which have cross-stitch work. And her mother cross-stitched – a lovely piece of her’s …

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How to Create a Leopard-Print Pattern

In Cross Stitch, Stitch People by Lizzy1 Comment

Recently I completed a custom portrait in which were a myriad of very specific details requested, including a leopard-print unitard. I’ve also completed portraits including leopard print scarves, leopard print cardigans, and leopard print shoes. So let’s talk about how to create a leopard-print pattern in a Stitch People portrait! When you step back and look at a completed cross-stitch …

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Why Stitch People?

In Cross Stitch, Stitch People by LizzyLeave a Comment

When I started this business, even I was a little skeptical. Cross-stitch family portraits? Is this something universal? Will this really be something people want and like? Yes. Very much so. And over the few years of building Stitch People, I’ve come to understand the “Why” behind it all. Creativity Loves Constraints I’m sure you’ve heard this before. And it’s true …