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1). The Influence of Cross Stitch on Bookmark Designs
In the early days of the fifteenth century, respect for all books was second only to respect for the Bible alone. Books were few in number and considered valuable due to the fact not many were printed at...

2). How To Clean Your Cross Stitch Pictures
After you spend many hours creating a beautiful cross stitch picture, the last thing you want to do is damage it during cleaning. Many experts suggest you always clean your projects when you finish to remove the oils left behind when you touched the cloth. These oils can attract a suprisingly large amount of dirt over time...

3). How to Celebrate Weddings and Anniversaries in Cross-Stitch
A wedding or anniversary is a time to celebrate and be joyful, but it can also be time to get creative and personal with your cross-stitch craft, so why not give something that comes from your heart so they can always have that special reminder...

4). 10 Good Reasons to Take Up Cross Stitch
There are a numerous reasons for taking up the beguiling, blue-collar craft of cross stitch, ten of which are shown below. So continue reading then pay a visit to your local craft shop and start your cross stitching career...

5). 5 Things You Must Know When Using Beads in Cross Stitch
Beads can add a wonderful touch to your cross-stitch project. They bring dimension and beauty to any needlework. However, there are some things you need to know about beads so you can make sure they are appropriate for your project. There are also some tips you can use to ensure that cross stitching with beads is fun rather than frustrating...

6). Why the Colors of Yarn and Threads Are Such A Calming Therapy
The idea of basket weaving as a form of therapy, traditionally used for patients with mental illness is often laughed at. But in a way, there is wisdom in the use of crafts for having a calming effect...

7). Cross Stitch and Men - Crossing the Gender Barrier
Surprisingly, many men love to pull out those needles and threads to cross-stitch projects that they enjoy. It possibly starts out as a means of simply relieving stress. Since Cross Stitch is not considered "manly", it causes many people to wonder about the men who love to cross-stitch and leads to a number of interesting questions...

8). Why Not Cross Stitch a Fantasy Dragon?
Looking through some stitching catalogues recently, I came across a wealth of fantasy dragon designs. There was a great deal of choice of creatures and designs, and they all looked attractive and impressive...

9). My Worst Cross Stitch Nightmare: A Cautionary Tale!
I can read. I can count. I can thread a needle... so why did everything suddenly go wrong with a counted cross stitch project I started last year? I began enthusiastically enough. I had planned to stitch...

10). American History Through The Eye Of A Needle ~ Part V
For more than a year British ships had blockaded Boston and British troops had occupied the hungry city. British armies were coming down the Hudson and a British war fleet with troopships was nearing New York harbor. Who could stop the invader...

11). Sun, Sea, Sand, and ... Stitching!
Going away on holiday can be a great opportunity to indulge yourself in your favourite pastime... cross stitching, of course! But which cross stitch projects should you consider taking?

12). Important Internet Research Information for Writers
The internet is a treasure-trove of information vital to the aspiring or established writer. Whether you are an article writer, book writer o

13). American History Through The Eye Of A Needle ~ Part I
Three hundred years ago the colonies in America were European. Gentlemen and their ladies brought to North America the absolute monarchies of the Continent, the feudal system of England, and the arts and cultures of the Old World. They also brought the lower classes to do the hard work...

14). American History Through The Eye Of A Needle ~ Part III
In typical Old World needlework, each detail is a particle of the whole; no part of the design can stand alone, whole and complete in itself. The background is solid, the pattern is formal, and a border encloses all. American women smashed that rigid order to bits...

15). American History Through The Eye Of A Needle ~ Part IV
Poverty came across the ocean with the immigrants. Here on the farthest rim of the known world, it became direst need. In a wilderness thousands of miles from home, depending only upon themselves for their very lives, these poor immigrants learned the inescapable fact that a person is the only source of the only energy that preserves human life on this planet.



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