Studio Koekoek blog

At this blog we share our love for cross stitch and punch needle with you. You can read tips, tricks and tutorials on how to get started or improve your skils. We also highlight great cross stitch supplies and fun designs. Furthermore, you can find the occasional free cross stitch patterns and links to other great DIY ideas.

We always love to hear from you whether you are a starter at cross stitch, an intermediate stitcher or expert. Let us know what you like or miss on this cross stitch blog. We also welcome creative bloggers to contact us for collaborations.

Cross Stitch Tutorials | Punch Needle Tutorials | Inspiration & Gift Ideas

How to Read a Cross Stitch Pattern. Easy Counted cross stitch instructions for how to read a cross stitch chart

2018-11-24T22:29:06+00:00

How to read a cross stitch pattern? With counted cross stitch, the pattern is not printed directly onto the fabric, but provided as a digital PDF file or printed paper. A cross stitch pattern might look a bit intimidating at [...]

How to Read a Cross Stitch Pattern. Easy Counted cross stitch instructions for how to read a cross stitch chart2018-11-24T22:29:06+00:00

10 Free Cross Stitch Filling Patterns for Map outline cross stitch designs

2018-11-19T23:33:20+00:00

With our Stitch a Map cross stitch patterns you can create a map for any country of the world. The minimalistic cross stitch designs only include the boarder of the country map. This makes them quick to stitch and [...]

10 Free Cross Stitch Filling Patterns for Map outline cross stitch designs2018-11-19T23:33:20+00:00

Difference between Aida, Linen, Evenweave, or Canvas cross stitch fabrics and count

2018-11-24T22:31:20+00:00

What is the main difference between Aida, Evenweave and Linen? Choosing the right fabric for your cross stitch and needlework project can be challenging. In this blog we explain the main difference between Aida, Evenweave and Linen: the most [...]

Difference between Aida, Linen, Evenweave, or Canvas cross stitch fabrics and count2018-11-24T22:31:20+00:00

10 Alternative Ideas for using Embroidery Hoops

2018-12-20T15:16:59+00:00

10 Alternative ideas for using embroidery hoops In our shop you'll find a large collection of wooden embroidery hoops. We use them mostly for stitching and framing our cross stitch projects, but there are a ton of [...]

10 Alternative Ideas for using Embroidery Hoops2018-12-20T15:16:59+00:00

DIY trend: Punch Needle Embroidery Stitching

2019-01-16T12:03:38+00:00

Punch Needle Embroidery Inspiration The new trend in Embroidery land: Punching! We've collected a few beautiful examples to get some punch needle embroidery inspiration. In our shop you'll find materials to make your own punch needle hoop. Punch [...]

DIY trend: Punch Needle Embroidery Stitching2019-01-16T12:03:38+00:00

Free Alphabet cross stitch pattern

2018-12-20T15:15:23+00:00

Free Jumbo Alphabet Cross Stitch Pattern Sign up for our newsletter and you'll get a 26 letter Alphabet counted cross stitch pattern for free! All 26 letters of the English Alphabet are included. Each letter is made [...]

Free Alphabet cross stitch pattern2018-12-20T15:15:23+00:00

Intarsia Crochet Tutorial How to crochet with multiple colors

2018-12-20T15:19:38+00:00

Intarsia Crochet Tutorial How to crochet with multiple colors Did you know that you can also crochet with pixel patterns? In our Once Upon a Pixel book we'll show you an example of a horse cushion. In [...]

Intarsia Crochet Tutorial How to crochet with multiple colors2018-12-20T15:19:38+00:00