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How to add fringe to your piñata!

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How do you add fringe to your piñata? Very carefully. It might kick!  These instructions are for the pattern for Fiesta Like There’s No Mañana. I decided to dress my piñata up with some fringe. Note: I made the same color fringe on top of my stitches, but you could also try using different colors (like pink fringe over yellow, blue over pink, etc.) If you do, send me photos! First, I used two strands of floss and made little loops like this: Next, I secured the loops with a backstitch on each square of the top row of that color. On the...

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Meet Guest Contributor Melanie Ceraso of Souldanse!

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I'm so happy to introduce you to Melanie Ceraso, she has been a part of the Subversive Cross Stitch family for years--generously donating her time to help me in early iterations of the website. I was overwhelmed and underfunded and I couldn't have done it without her! So I was really glad she agreed to be a contributor. Her version of "Not My Circus" has something a little extra re: clowns that made me LOL! Here's Melanie to introduce herself: Souldanse: About Melanie Hey! I’m Melanie (she/her), the artist behind Souldanse. I remember my Mom teaching me cross-stitch back when...

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Meet Guest Contributor SonovaStitch!

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I was so impressed with this pattern of Peeking Jesus, I just had to reach out and learn more about the creator, Ford, of SonovaStitch. Here's his story--and don't miss his PDF patterns in our shop! They're brilliant! -------- Hi there! I’m Wilford (he/him; most people call me Ford), the person behind SonovaStitch! I started stitching in 2012 when one of my romantic partners introduced me to it by giving me a copy of the original Subversive Cross Stitch book. I became obsessed, and not long after I was creating my own patterns with graph paper and colored pencils. People online started asking...

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Meet Guest Contributor Very Cross Stitching!

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Introducing Juliet of Very Cross Stitching -- I saw her work on Instagram and had to share it with you. Come back to the link at the end of this article to see as we add more of her work on our site! ----------- Hello there! My name is Juliet and I am the girl behind Very Cross Stitching! I live in the North-West of the UK, famous for the Industrial Revolution and the Suffragette movement amongst other things. Northerners are down to earth folk who don’t take themselves too seriously and I think this is reflected in some of my...

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Meet Guest Contributor Victoria from NeedlePopCrafts!

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I'm blown away by Victoria's work, of NeedlePopCrafts. We're so lucky to be able to offer her Barbara Kruger piece as a Special Deluxe kit, with 8 skeins of DMC floss! For each kit sold, $7.00 will be donated to The Brigid Alliance. Here's her story: My mom taught me how to cross stitch in middle school, but I didn’t really become serious about it as a hobby until recently (mostly to offset the existential dread of terminally online millennial-hood). Last year I fell in love with that trend of miniaturizing classic paintings and wanted to see if I could design my own versions...

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