Shans Needlework Blog

THE page to check for all new additions to the site along with the occasional snippet of info that is useful or important but doesn't warrant a page of its own.

Cross stitch designers are a different breed

The trials and tribulations that cross stitch designers go through for their art

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Free cross stitch pattern

Stitch this free cross stitch pattern of a mermaid sitting in a shell. If you like fantasy cross stitch patterns you will love this one

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Assisi embroidery

Learn how to stitch assisi embroidery and the long armed cross stitch with this free design

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Chain stitch variations

Learn chain stitch and see examples from vintage embroideries

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Fly Stitch

A decorative filling stitch, fly stitch can be used to embroider borders or solid areas

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