FAQs

My threads always seem to catch on the ragged edges of the canvas – what can I do to stop this happening?
I want to backstitch round a simple floral design, but black seems to look too harsh - what shade should I use?
Can I hang my stitching in the bathroom?
What is conservation framing?
How much should I spend on a pair of scissors?
Do I need a magnifier as well as a lamp?
Can I stitch the same designs on paper as I would on fabric?
Should I use a hoop for stitching on evenweave?
Can I mix thread brands when stitching?
How can I make my French knots look bigger?
How is stranded cotton made?
I use a hoop when I stitch on fabric, but how can I hold perforated paper securely?
How do I start and finish off the thread?
What can I use plastic canvas for?
How much do I need to spend on a lamp?
Is it better to complete each cross individually or to work them in rows?
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