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A quick guide to washing your Stitch People portraits

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Contrary to belief, it’s not always necessary to wash your Stitch People portraits. Was that a sigh of relief I hear?? It’s true. If you’ve been careful to stitch with clean hands and your portrait isn’t a gift to the Queen, it’s perfectly fine to simply give your portrait a quick iron and frame your piece immediately! However, there are …

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Stitch People Day! Bringing joy through stitching

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It’s official! Announcing the first ever Stitch People Day!! On September 30th we will be a full day of stitchy festivities! We’ll be celebrating your love of stitching Stitch People but more importantly, Stitch People Day will be about the way the Stitch People community, YOU, have shown love, support and so imagination. How you use these patterns to bring …

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Review: Easy Street Crafts Frames

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*This is a review of Hoop-Frames and Two-sided Mini Frames from Easy Street Crafts. We were not paid for this review however we were given the products reviewed* A little while ago we received an email from Bruna at Easy Street Crafts saying “Hey Stitch People, a ton of people have been using our frames with your patterns, want to …

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How to add a cross-stitch pattern to a spreadsheet

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Last time on the blog, we talked about how to create your own cross-stitch grid/chart out of a spreadsheet program. This time, we’re going to show you how to add a pattern to the chart you created! It’s a fairly simple process and works up quickly. A couple of things to keep in mind: It’s best to keep your pattern …

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How to create a cross-stitch chart in a spreadsheet program

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There are plenty of dedicated cross-stitch softwares out there for pattern makers who want all the bells and whistles. PC Stitch, Stitch Sketch, and Stitch Fiddle to name a few. Sometimes though, a fully loaded program can be a bit much. Maybe you’re a beginner, maybe you’re only designing the odd pattern, maybe you just want something quick and simple. …

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What to bring to the Stitch People Virtual Gathering

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Have you signed up for the Stitch People Virtual Gathering? Yes? Hooray!!!!! We can’t wait to *see* you there!!! While you already know the fun line up we have coming for you, you might be wondering what you could gather in supplies for the week. Well today Lizzy will go through some of her most recommended supplies, available from our …

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The Next Stitch People Gathering – We’re going VIRTUAL!

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Hi Fellow Stitch People Stitcher! We have been so excited about this. Although it came out of a place of disappointment and worry – talk about making lemonade out of lemons! As you may know, we had initially planned on holding another Stitch People Gathering in sunny Southern California. Obviously we had to change plans drastically and the Stitch People …

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Cross-stitch Exercises to Ease Anxiety

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If you saw us on Start Up, you’ll know that one of the reasons our founder Lizzy first explored cross-stitching, was as an avenue to relieve anxiety through the college years. Cross-stitching and needlework in general has long been used as a means to reduce stress, calm anxiety and aid in meditation. Something about the repetitive actions, the sound of …

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How to conserve your stitching supplies

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Here at Stitch People, you can imagine we get through quite a bit of needleworking supplies! Well, two weeks into the self isolation order we started to find it more difficult to find the supplies we needed to stitch up our cute as a button family portraits. Turns out that great minds do, in fact, think alike! There has been …