curtain lining fabric to back your finished work - it's thick enough to
disguise the threads underneath, thin enough not to make them too bulky
and cheaper than buying lengths of ribbon or felt.
Cross Stitch cards
a patchwork method - make quilts, wall hangings, cushions -
wonderful reminders of all your cross stitch friends
giving money or cheques as gifts, add that personal touch and design
an envelope for the occasion.
a sweet smelling soap - smells good in the workbox and keeps
|Use a piece of double sided tape
stuck to a bobbin to stop your beads rolling everywhere|
|Wrap a piece of single sided tape
around your finger (sticky side out) to pick up beads easily|
wadding for cards?
a cotton wool pad
a drop of perfume or essential oil to wadding to make cards smell sweet
wrapping paper, stuck to card, saves money and can enhance your work.
the length of a cake band by using the cake tin as a measure
your finished work as an alternative to photographing it, proves useful
Velcro pads (from DIY stores) for hanging smaller pictures on walls
instead of nails.
needle magnet? Use a fridge magnet instead to keep those needles