is a major part of our cross stitch experience!
Help him celebrate his day,
WORLD FROG DAY,
Monday, March 20, 2023.
This day has been observed annually on March 20th since 2009.
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A skein of six strand embroidery floss is 313 inches in length. If you are stitching on 14 count, using 2 strands, you will be able to create approximately 2,347.5 full stitches per each skein.
See the chart below to find how many stitches per inch you can get when stitching with different counts of fabric.
LOVE HIM? HATE HIM?
STORK - WHY?
Visit Caterpillar Cross Stitch to find out the history behind why embroidery scissors are shaped like storks.
In 2013 DMC introduced 16 new colors to their line. These colors were never included on DMC's floss list as they were mainly only available in the US due to strict dye restrictions in other countries. Initially they were not sold individually and were only available in sets of 16.
These 16 colors were officially discontinued in 2021 although some of them are still available individually at DMC, 123Stitch and other locations.
Below is a list of these discontinued colors along with an alternative color suggestion. Since these are not necessarily close matches, it is recommended that you do a floss toss to see how well they blend in with the other design colors and make substitutions accordingly.
photograph - Irene from Oregon
There have been several inquiries about future WCSD dates. WCSD is always the second Friday in August. Here are the actual dates for the next several years:
2024 - August 9
2025 - August 8
2026 - August 14
2027 - August 13
WCSD 2023 KEEPSAKE
Do You Have Trouble Making Cross Stitch Decisions?
Can't decide which pattern to start next, which UFO needs some attention or maybe which pattern should be next in your extensive stitching rotation? Access a free, customizable, Spin It spinner HERE to randomly make your choices easier.
To use for your cross stitch purposes highlight the list of exercises in the box on the right and delete. Create your own list in the box, you can even add pictures to fancy it up a bit. Spin the wheel and enjoy.
A small design to commemorate your participation in World Cross Stitch Day 2023.
Ever need help choosing coordinating colors for a project?
Use the handy, Stitch Palettes embroidery color palette generator. Just enter the DMC color number that you want to use and it will find colors that coordinate with that specific color.
Photograph - Jill Wellington / 2021 images
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