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All of our free PDF Cross Stitch Patterns in one place!

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All of our free PDF Cross Stitch Patterns in one place!

If you're familiar with Subversive Cross Stitch at all you know that we love to create and share free patterns whenever we can. We're big believers in encouraging everyone to slow down and make something and if our free patterns can be a gateway drug to more stitching in your life you know we're here for it. You can find every free cross stitch pattern we have ever created right here. That's over 25 free patterns! Here's some of what you'll find there: Sure the pandemic is starting to slow down and we're all coming out of our houses more...

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Stitch Your Way To Wellness

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These bold new postcards will be going out in orders soon! SERIOUSLY, do you know how therapeutic crafting can be? I can attest firsthand to how much it helps relieve my stress, depression and ANXIETY. It's all about FLOW--there's just something magical about engaging your hands in stitching that lets your brain roam free. That's one reason I constantly remind you that it's not about perfection--who really cares how the back of your stitching looks or if you're "doing it right"? Stitching is all about the journey and the journey is a relaxing one. It's good for stress, health, aging,...

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Needlepoint and Cross Stitch

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Great article from Yahoo DIY today about Needlepoint here. You know, any of my patterns can be turned into needlepoint. For example, the two pillows above that Urban Outfitters produced a year or so ago -- these came from cross stitch designs of mine. You can always add more in the foreground if you don't want to stitch a lot of the same color background. Experiment, jazz it up! See what happens! And send me photos if you do. Happy New Year!

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