FAQs

How many threads should I use on plastic canvas?
Why do my threads twist as I stitch?
What lamp do I need if I already have a tapestry frame?
How do I keep my stitching neat?
Why don't my stitches seem to cover the fabric adequately?
I want to backstitch round a simple floral design, but black seems to look too harsh - what shade should I use?
Can I mix thread brands when stitching?
How can I avoid getting knots in my thread?
What size needle do I need for cross stitch?
I use a hoop when I stitch on fabric, but how can I hold perforated paper securely?
Is plastic canvas available in different counts?
How do I avoid getting in a muddle when unpicking mistakes?
Is it better to complete each cross individually or to work them in rows?
Do I need both embroidery and needlecraft scissors?
How do I stop my French knots ending up on the back of the fabric?
How can I stop my needles from tarnishing?
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