Category Archives: Slipped Stitches

indian cross stitch

Don’t throw the pa-ast away You might need it some rainy day Dreams can come true again When everything old is new again – Peter Allen, Everything Old is New Again lyrics THE LO-DOWN indian cross stitch is one of those stitches that we consider a minor miracle.  it’s the same on both sides, works up quickly and is quite a bit easier to execute once you get the hang of things than it may seem. we’ve provided a step-by-step tutorial to illustrate the tricky…

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mr. centipede’s crossed stitch

“My friends, this is the Centipede, and let me make it known He is so sweet and gentle that (although he’s overgrown) The Queen of Spain, again and again, has summoned him by phone To baby-sit and sing and knit and be a chaperone When nurse if off and all the royal children are all alone.” – Roald Dahl, James and the Giant Peach   THE LO-DOWN this two row repeat is easy to remember and just as fun to stitch.  it makes a fun…

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cabling in the land of illusions

  A couplet in smaller characters was inscribed vertically on either side of the arch: Truth becomes fiction when the fiction’s true; Real becomes not-real where the unreal’s real – Cao Xueqin, The Story of the Stone: Vol 1 THE LO-DOWN we love cables! but often times, we find that faux cabling fits life on the go a bit better (no bothering with a cable needle when riding on a train, plane or automobile).  this faux cable stitch is really a simple rib stitch with…

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