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The criss-cross Hungarian stitch is one of my all-time favorite stitches.

All About the Criss-Cross Hungarian Stitch

By Ellen Johnson / April 1, 2021

It’s time for a peek at another one of my all-time favorite canvas embroidery stitches – the criss-cross Hungarian stitch! It’s a combination stitch because two different stitches are joined together to create a new stitch: the Hungarian stitch and the standard cross-stitch. Ellen Johnson

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All About The Rice Stitch…

By Ellen Johnson / February 18, 2021

This week, we’re going to take a wee break from looking at needlepoint stands. Instead, we’re exploring the rice stitch.  It’s one of those versatile stitches that you can use in a variety of places on your needlepoint canvases. It makes a terrific border. Some people even use it as a background stitch! The rice … Read more

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2021 Winter Stitch Challenge

By Ellen Johnson / January 14, 2021

If you’ve been following me for a while, you know that I’ve hosted a winter-themed needlepoint workshop in January for the past couple of years. But I decided to shake things up this year and we’re kicking 2021 off with our sure-to-be-oodles-of-fun Winter Stitch Challenge! It’s absolutely free and I’d love to have you join … Read more

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