FAQs

I want to backstitch round a simple floral design, but black seems to look too harsh - what shade should I use?
Why do my threads twist as I stitch?
My threads always seem to catch on the ragged edges of the canvas – what can I do to stop this happening?
How do I choose a mount for my design?
What is conservation framing?
How do I sew on a bead?
I've finished a design, only to realise there's not enough border left for the frame I wanted to put it in, what should I do?
How can I make my French knots look bigger?
How do I keep my stitching neat?
Should I choose a halogen or daylight bulb? And what about fluorescent daylight?
Where do I start stitching a design?
How can I stop my needles from tarnishing?
What should I do when the fabric I bought in a kit is very heavily creased?
I would like to stitch on evenweave, but find it difficult to count the stitches correctly...
How many strands of thread should I use on perforated paper?
How much do I need to spend on a lamp?
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