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Needlecrafting

Find everything you need to create beautiful needlecrafts, from embroidery to cross-stitch. Here you'll find inspiring ideas, and instructional techniques to create treasured hand-stitched keepsakes as well as the finest products from Bucilla ® for all your stitching needs, from Christmas stockings to crib covers.

Needlecrafting Projects

More Great Needlecrafting Projects:

Framing Your Needlework Ruffle Pillow Baby Mobile
Crib Curtains

Needlecrafting Education

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Popular FAQs
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Counted cross-stitch is a needlecraft usually done on an evenweave fabric like Aida cloth or linen. To create the design, you follow a chart by creating a cross-stitch (x) of floss that corresponds to the appropriate color symbol on the design chart. Most cross-stitch is 14 (stitches) to the inch, worked up with two strands of embroidery floss. Embroidery floss is 6 strands and you separate them to get 3 lots of 2 strands from one length of embroidery floss.
 
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The 1st column is for the type of stitch. The 2nd column is the symbol for the individual colors. The 3rd column is the number of strands to be used in stitching the design. The 4th column is the color name. (Please be advised that the color name is specific to your kit. You may use the same color in another kit and it will be named something different.) The 5th column shows the Bucilla Floss Color Number. The 6th column shows the number of yards your kit should contain of each color. (Please be advised that your kit may be sent 2-yard strands of floss. So if your kit calls for 4 yards of a certain color, you may have 2 long strings that equal that 4 yards.) The 7th column shows the color name in French and Spanish for our International Consumers.
 
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Cross-stitch and simple embroidery stitches are used in Bucilla Baby kits. Each kit includes easy-to-follow instructions and diagrams to complete the project.
 
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We think that designs worked up using a continental stitch come out more beautiful when completed with this stitch than with any other needlepoint stitch. The designs are truer and neater. In addition, the continental stitch uses less yarn than other stitches.