Learning The Lingo

With this comprehensive list of acronyms and abbreviations you’ll soon be speaking like a stitching pro!

The Essentials: What You Need To Get Started

Cross stitch is an inexpensive hobby and you don’t need lots of materials to get started. However, each item is available in various types and it’s important to buy the right one, so here I will explain each in more detail to help you get started.

A Beginners Guide To Cross Stitch; Video Tutorial

If you’re new to cross stitch and have no idea where to begin simply hit play and I’ll gently guide you through the basics.

If you’ve been lucky enough to get your hands on one of our complete kits you’ll just need a pair of small scissors and you’re good to go. If you don’t have kit don’t panic, we’ve got another blog post here just for you that was explains exactly which items you’ll need.

Craftivism: Protest, Handmade With Love

Craftivism, as you have may have guessed from the word, is the act of creative engagement in political and social issues; to make the world a better place through crafting and its beautiful output. I recently posted a photo of a small craftivist project I’d worked on – a surgical face mask with ‘Covid isn’t […]

Starting Up and Celebrating Success

July 2019 THIS MONTH, I MOVED CURIOUS TWIST INTO A NEW STUDIO, IN A COMMUNITY HUB ON THE OTHER SIDE OF TOWN TO THE BUSINESS’ PREVIOUS HOME. ON MORE THAN A FEW OCCASIONS, I’VE HAD TO PINCH MYSELF TO BELIEVE THAT THIS IS REALLY HAPPENING TO ME – IT’S BEEN A FAST AND CRAZY RIDE! […]