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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.

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The quickest way to stop embroidery fabric from fraying

2021-10-15T13:34:02+02:00

The quickest way to stop embroidery fabric from fraying When starting a new embroidery project you sometimes work with fabrics that fray easily. And of course you can sew a zigzag around the edges to stop your [...]

The quickest way to stop embroidery fabric from fraying2021-10-15T13:34:02+02:00

Tutorial: How to latch hook for beginners

2021-09-10T15:39:36+02:00

How to latch hook for beginners In this tutorial you can learn the basics of latch hooking. From making knots to cutting your yarn, scroll down to learn all you need to know for your first rug making [...]

Tutorial: How to latch hook for beginners2021-09-10T15:39:36+02:00

How to make a cross stitch cushion cover

2021-10-15T13:01:24+02:00

How to make a cross stitch cushion cover In this blog we explain how you can make a simple cushion cover using your completed cross stitch work. We'll make an easy closed cushion cover using our flower design. [...]

How to make a cross stitch cushion cover2021-10-15T13:01:24+02:00

Fabric Calculator: How much fabric do you need for your cross stitch project?

2021-02-07T12:26:41+01:00

Calculate how much fabric you need for your cross stitch project With our cross stitch fabric calculator you can quickly calculate how much fabric you need for your next project. Often a cross stitch pattern will indicate [...]

Fabric Calculator: How much fabric do you need for your cross stitch project?2021-02-07T12:26:41+01:00

How to make punch needle patches | Iron on patches from punch needle embroidery | Step by step tutorial for beginners

2021-10-15T13:10:12+02:00

How to make punch needle embroidery patches You can use iron on patches to decorate a pair or jeans, to spice up a plain tee shirt or personalise a backpack. Of course you can also use iron on patches [...]

How to make punch needle patches | Iron on patches from punch needle embroidery | Step by step tutorial for beginners2021-10-15T13:10:12+02:00

How to Sashiko Stitch instructions for beginners | Step by step introduction to Sashiko embroidery tutorial

2021-09-08T21:54:26+02:00

Sashiko Stitch Instructions for beginners A trend in embroidery: Sashiko stitching and visible mending. This ancient Japanese craft is easy to learn. It gives quick results and makes stunning textile pieces. In this tutorial we explain the basics [...]

How to Sashiko Stitch instructions for beginners | Step by step introduction to Sashiko embroidery tutorial2021-09-08T21:54:26+02:00

DIY trend: Beautiful Sashiko Embroidery inspiration

2021-10-15T12:57:48+02:00

Sashiko Embroidery Inspiration A big trend in Embroidery land: Sashiko Stitching! Coming from Japan, this ancient embroidery method was used for mending clothes. Now we see it used to create stunning garments, table covers, and bags. In [...]

DIY trend: Beautiful Sashiko Embroidery inspiration2021-10-15T12:57:48+02:00

Floss conversion chart DMC to Sullivans embroidery floss and visa versa

2020-10-05T22:34:02+02:00

Floss conversion chart DMC to Sullivans embroidery floss Our Cross stitch patterns always include a list of the DMC embroidery floss you need to stitch your project. On this page we share embroidery thread conversion charts so you [...]

Floss conversion chart DMC to Sullivans embroidery floss and visa versa2020-10-05T22:34:02+02:00