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Beginning and Ending Threads - Part 1

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Hello Stitchers, There are several methods of beginning and ending threads.  Some are better than others, depending on the area and the thread. One method does not fit all. Let's start with Basketweave It is best to begin with an "away - waste knot".  This is a knot that is away from your stitching and is going to be cut off and become waste.  It is also described as an "away" or "waste" knot.   This method of starting is best used where there is no existing stitching to anchor your thread. Thread your needle and put a knot in the end...

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Holiday Gift Options

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Look at these beautifully handcrafted wood laying tools! The colors are yummy. They are masterfully carved and very comfortable to use. No need to worry you may stab yourself as you fish around in your bag for your tool. The precision wood scissors make this the best duo since Batman and Robin! Put these tools on your holiday wish list.

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Déjà vu…Raymond Crawford Trunk Show!

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Here are more of Raymonds whimsical canvases. You can’t just stop at one. They are like potato chips! Enjoy…..                                            

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Merry Christmas Raymond Crawford Trunk Show!

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We all know Raymond Crawford is known for some of the “happiest” Christmas designs available. He has a fun twist to his traditional designs as well as fabulous color options for his more modern looks. Just look at the beautiful aqua shades he incorporates in some of his pieces. So fresh and inviting! You have to have at least one of these fabulous pieces in your stash. Yes, I am talking about next year’s projects. It is too late for finishing for this year, so put down the piece you are furiously stitching away on and start something new and...

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Snap trays…hooray!

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We have some darling snap trays still available. These are fabulous. Once you start using these for your projects…you’re hooked. I have one for each canvas/kit I am working on. They keep all of your props at your finger tips. No more mixing up the wrong threads. Just keep a pair of scissors, needles, laying tool and whatever else you use all the time in each tray. I know you have more than one pair of scissors and laying tool. This is actually a good way to use all of your goodies. What are you saving those gingher scissors for?...

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