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Crochet and macrame are easily confused with each other but, in reality, they’re actually very different types of textile art. Knowing the ins and outs of crochet vs. macrame can open up a world of arts and crafts opportunities. The biggest difference between crochet and macrame is that crochet stitches are made with a hook …

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Crochting for the first time can feel so slow and awkward. Each stitch feels burdensome and it’s easy to get discouraged, wondering how you’d ever be able to make enough stitches for an entire project.  Crocheting can be hard in the beginning, but it gets easier with practice. It takes time and practice to develop …

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We’ve all had that puzzling moment when we’re staring at a ball of yarn and wondering if it will be enough to finish our knitting or crochet project. Or, maybe we haven’t even started our project yet and are wondering whether the leftover yarn we have stashed on our shelf is even worth using. To …

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Embroidery kits are such a gift to beginning and advanced embroiderers alike. Order an embroidery kit and you get everything you need for your project, from your pattern to your thread and your needles and your hoop. This is amazing, but how do you use all of it? How do you start an embroidery kit? …

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Embroidery hoops, embroidery threads, embroidery needles – they can get expensive! Especially when you’re first starting out with embroidery and don’t want to spend a lot of money experimenting with this awesome new craft, buying embroidery supplies at the dollar store can seem like an economical option. Dollar stores often have embroidery products, but call …

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Embroidery is a beautiful art form that makes a simple needle and thread look complicated. If the most you’ve ever done with a needle and thread is patch a hole in your pants, you may be wondering how long it takes to learn embroidery.  Basic embroidery stitches like the running stitch and the backstitch are …

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It’s an awful experience to pull a piece of clothing out of the dryer and realize it has shrunk. It’s even worse when that piece of clothing has a beautiful piece of embroidery on it that you spent hours working on. What actually happened? Is it the embroidery thread that shrank in the dryer? Cotton …

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