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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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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+01:00

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+01:00

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

2020-10-31T19:56:14+01:00

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 designs2020-10-31T19:56:14+01:00

DMC Etoile Threads: The latest innovation in embroidery floss | DMC Étoile Mouline

2020-08-03T18:20:25+02:00

DMC Etoile Threads: The latest innovation in embroidery floss The new DMC Étoile Mouline Embroidery floss has a wonderful twinkling sparkle. DMC Etoile threads sparkle more subtle then metallic floss, and it's more fluffy then a [...]

DMC Etoile Threads: The latest innovation in embroidery floss | DMC Étoile Mouline2020-08-03T18:20:25+02:00

10 Alternative Ideas for using Embroidery Hoops

2019-12-26T17:58:01+01:00

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 Hoops2019-12-26T17:58:01+01:00

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

2021-04-11T11:59:15+02:00

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 count2021-04-11T11:59:15+02:00

DIY trend: Punch Needle Embroidery Inspiration

2020-05-08T14:58:51+02:00

Punch Needle Embroidery Inspiration The new trend in Embroidery land: Punching! We've collected a few beautiful examples to share some punch needle embroidery inspiration. Scroll down to see beautiful sample projects, and cool artists to follow. And [...]

DIY trend: Punch Needle Embroidery Inspiration2020-05-08T14:58:51+02:00

Free Alphabet cross stitch pattern

2020-05-18T14:16:30+02:00

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 pattern2020-05-18T14:16:30+02:00

Intarsia Crochet Tutorial How to crochet with multiple colors

2021-01-10T15:34:34+01:00

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 colors2021-01-10T15:34:34+01:00