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Welcome to the podcast for cross stitchers and cake eaters. My name is Hannah; I am a UK cross stitcher, the creator of and at Hannah Hand Makes and your host! This show aims to build a cross stitch community and help teach you the lovely art of cross stitch. In the show you will find some tutorials and hints and tips around cross stitch and I will be chatting about the benefits of cross stitch, any Stitch Along's (SALs) I am running and sharing my favourite cross stitch pattern or kit of the week.

Welcome to the podcast for cross stitchers and cake eaters. My name is Hannah; I am a UK cross stitcher, the creator of and at Hannah Hand Makes and your host! This show aims to build a cross stitch community and help teach you the lovely art of cross stitch. In the show you will find some tutorials and hints and tips around cross stitch and I will be chatting about the benefits of cross stitch, any Stitch Along's (SALs) I am running and sharing my favourite cross stitch pattern or kit of the week.
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Welcome to the podcast for cross stitchers and cake eaters. My name is Hannah; I am a UK cross stitcher, the creator of and at Hannah Hand Makes and your host! This show aims to build a cross stitch community and help teach you the lovely art of cross stitch. In the show you will find some tutorials and hints and tips around cross stitch and I will be chatting about the benefits of cross stitch, any Stitch Along's (SALs) I am running and sharing my favourite cross stitch pattern or kit of the week.

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English


Episodes

7 Tips for Teaching Kids How to Cross Stitch | S3E10

10/14/2019
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In this post, I am sharing my 7 tips on teaching kids how to cross stitch and sharing my reasons why I think it's good to teach kids cross stitch. When I say kids, I don't necessarily mean it has to be your child. Maybe you work with kids, you foster, you're planning kids, you have nieces, nephews or grandchildren, this is just some advice on what we can do make learning cross stitch even more fun and enjoyable (for you as well as the kids). Read the full post...

Duration:00:17:56

BONUS: My Autumn Reading List 2019

9/23/2019
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In this episode, I am sharing my 2019 Autumn Reading List and update you on my Summer Reading List; what I managed to read and my favourite books. Read the full post with links to all the books here: https://hannahhandmakes.com/blogs/autumn-reading-list-2019

Duration:00:28:25

Should You Worry About the Back of Your Cross Stitch? | S3E9

9/9/2019
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In this post, I'm going to share my opinions on whether you should worry about the back of your cross stitch. And hopefully, it gives you a little encouragement if you're just starting out. Read the full show notes here: https://hannahhandmakes.com/blogs/blog/the-back-of-cross-stitch/

Duration:00:17:47

Mini 8 - The North Pole SAL 2019!

8/28/2019
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The next Christmas Stitch-a-Long has launched! You can buy the PDFs or full kit for The North Pole SAL here - https://hannahhandmakes.com/products/north-pole-stitch-a-long/ View my "Retro Christmas Ideas" Pinterest board here - https://www.pinterest.co.uk/hannahhandmakes/retro-christmas-ideas/ Join the Facebook group here - https://www.facebook.com/groups/hannahshandmakers/

Duration:00:08:16

5 Finishing Ideas for Your Cross Stitch Project | S3E8

8/12/2019
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In this episode, I am sharing 5 finishing ideas for your cross stitch project. Make a lampshade Make a canvas frame Stitch on your clothes Make a banner Make a mug cosy Full show notes will be available on hannahhandmakes.com next week.

Duration:00:17:17

DMC Étoile or Light Effects Thread - Which is Better? | S3E7

7/8/2019
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In this episode, I’m going to compare 2 of my favourite collections of thread; DMC Light Effects and Étoile. Light Effects is a metallic thread and Étoile is a glitter one. Is Light Effects or Étoile thread easier to stitch with? Which has the better range of colours? Is Light Effects or Étoile more sparkly? I answer all these questions in this episode as well as sharing my favourite of the 2! Head over here to read the full show notes/blog post.

Duration:00:12:51

BONUS - My Summer Reading List 2019

7/1/2019
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In this post, I'll be sharing my Summer reading list for 2019 and going over what I read in Spring 2019. Head over to the show notes for links to all of the books I talk about in today's episode: https://hannahhandmakes.com/blogs/motherhood-and-creativity/summer-reading-list-2019-2/

Duration:00:23:44

Tips for Travelling With Your Cross Stitch | S3E6

6/10/2019
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In this post, I’m going to share my best tips for travelling with your cross stitch projects! I'll answer questions such as "can I take my scissors on a plane?" and "what is the best travel bag for cross stitch?" I also share this month's pattern of the month which is a 4th of July one! Read the full post and show notes here: https://hannahhandmakes.com/blogs/podcast/travelling-with-cross-stitch

Duration:00:17:40

How to Cross Stitch on Evenweave | S3E5

5/13/2019
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In this post, I am going to share what evenweave is, how to cross stitch on evenweave and whether you should choose aida or evenweave for your cross stitch! View the full show notes here: https://hannahhandmakes.com/blogs/podcast/how-to-cross-stitch-on-evenweave/

Duration:00:21:10

Mini 7 - Fantasy Fairytale SAL

5/7/2019
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Join the stitch-a-long here - https://hannahhandmakes.com/products/fantasy-fairytale-stitch-a-long/

Duration:00:08:51

Mini 6 - How to Cross Stitch Course for Beginners

4/29/2019
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Enrol in the course here: https://hannahhandmakesacademy.teachable.com/p/how-to-cross-stitch-for-beginners Download your free cross stitch materials cheat sheet via this blog post: https://hannahhandmakes.com/blogs/how-to-cross-stitch-course-for-beginners/

Duration:00:05:22

5 Easy Ways to Get Creativity Flowing by Being Bored | S3E4

4/8/2019
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In this episode/blog post, I am sharing 5 easy ways you can get creativity flowing and they're all things that can actually make us slightly bored or ie let our mind rest. If you are new to cross stitch why not check out my brand new How to Cross Stitch Course for Beginners that's launching 29.04.19? The 5 Ways: Extra Links and Resources: How to Cross Stitch Course for Beginners 7 Tips for Reading MoreSign up to my Email listMy Facebook Community

Duration:00:24:33

Cross Stitch Routines and Why You Might Need One | S3E3

3/11/2019
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In this episode, I’m talking all about my own cross stitch routine as well as sharing your routines and the reasons it might be beneficial to have one. Key links and resources: Sign up via iTunesSign up to the newsletterMy Facebook group5 Ways to Cross Stitch More Hints and Tips to Make You a Professional Cross Stitcher 5 Tips for Living a Multi-Passionate Life

Duration:00:13:59

BONUS - 27 Facts About Me

3/4/2019
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A bit of a bonus for my birthday month; 27 facts about me. There is nothing about cross stitch in here, just 27 random things about me. The normal cross stitch episode will be back next week!

Duration:00:21:57

5 Tips for Living a Multi-Passionate Life | S3E2

2/11/2019
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Today I'm talking about the 5 take aways I got from the book "What Do I Do When I Want to Do Everything" by Barbara Sher. These 5 practical tips will help you if you want to live a multi-passionate life. 1. Realise you have more time than you think you do. 2. Set up your day on your terms 3. Create a scanner day book 4. Organise your projects 5. Display your finished work Click here to read the blog post that goes along with the episode.

Duration:00:31:24

Mini 5 - Hello Spring Stitch-A-Long

1/31/2019
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Join my Hello Spring Stitch-A-Long 2019! You can purchase the pattern or kit here. Or read more about how the SAL works here.

Duration:00:04:13

Declutter Your Craft Supplies | S3E1

1/14/2019
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Welcome back to another series of The Cross Stitch Podcast! This series is all about getting unstuck. I'll be sharing resources I use for getting my creative mojo back and how to do it when you’re so busy! These resources will mostly be books, but sometimes it's an action I do. Now you don't need to be a reader to continue listening; I am just sharing the lessons and tips I have got from certain books. But if you do want to read the book for a point of reference I'll be sharing it at the...

Duration:00:28:55

Mini 4 - 'Tis The Season Cross Stitch Kit

12/7/2018
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Buy the full 'Tis The Season cross stitch kit here - https://hannahhandmakes.com/products/tis-the-season-cross-stitch-kit This was the design used in my 2018 Christmas SAL. Keep an ear out for future SALs which will be announced on the podcast.

Duration:00:03:32

How To Plan Your Craft Projects (and actually finish them) | S2E11

11/12/2018
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In this episode I'm talking all about how I plan and organise my craft/cross stitch projects and actually finish them ... well usually anyway. Read the full show notes here: https://hannahhandmakes.com/blogs/podcast/how-to-plan-and-organise-your-craft-projects

Duration:00:28:29

How To Personalise A Cross Stitch Pattern (With Free Alphabet Chart And Teepee Pattern) | S2 E10

10/8/2018
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In this podcast episode I tell you all about how you can personalise your cross stitch pattern. Personalising a cross stitch pattern can seem quite daunting but it adds such a lovely touch to your work and makes a thougtful gift. Hopefully these steps help break it down for you. You will need: download the Teepee patternyou can also download Pattern of the month This months pattern is from Witchy Stitcher on Etsy and I knew as soon as I seen it, that it had to feature on Octobers...

Duration:00:25:57