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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

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

Mini 3 - The Physical Cross Stitch Pattern Planner

9/25/2018
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The physical planner is now available for pre-order! You can buy your own personalised or non-personalised planner or give it as a gift this Christmas. There is a video of the inside of the planner on the sales page and you can join my Facebook group for regular updates.

Duration:00:02:02

DMC Colour Palettes For Cross Stitch And Embroidery | S2 E9

9/10/2018
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In this episode I am talking all about the DMC colour palettes I have put together, and sharing the actual thread numbers that I use. Have you ever looked at a photo on Instagram of beautiful DMC threads and wondered what the colours were? And you sometimes feel a little funny about asking what they are? I am guilty of this; both putting the photo on with no numbers showing, and wondering about other people's palettes. Why do we hide the numbers? I am breaking that trend today and sharing...

Duration:00:19:08

Mini 2 - The Christmas SAL

9/7/2018
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The Christmas SAL kit has now launched! We start stitching in my Facebook group on the 21.10.18. I hope to see you stitching along with us!

Duration:00:03:57

Mini 1 - The Project Planner

9/1/2018
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The launch of the A4 cross stitch project printable planner! You can get it as an instant download on Etsy or or a personalised one on the website. It's 100 pages and includes everything for your planning needs such as space to write your project goals, places to plan each pattern, take notes and write your shopping lists. You can also download the individual planning sheets, rather than getting the full planner. And these are free if you sign up to the newsletter! Keep an eye (and ear) our...

Duration:00:04:40

The Best Brands For Cross Stitch | S2E8

8/13/2018
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In this episode I'm chatting all about my favourite brands for cross stitch supplies. Where to buy *Affiliate link, but I only ever recommend products I use myself. Sew and So Cloud Craft Hobby Craft* Willow Fabrics Your local craft stores. Key Links and Resources How To Cross Stitch With Light Effects Thread blog post Podcast Episode Guide The Top 6 Things Needed For Cross Stitch blog post It's A Material World blog post Stitch People's Pattern Book

Duration:00:15:37

The Benefits Of Cross Stitch | S2E7

7/9/2018
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In this episode I share my thoughts on the benefits of cross stitch. Some benefits include: Key links and resources *Affiliate link. I may earn a small commission if you click this link but I never recommend anything that I don't use or read myself! My Facebook groupScrappy Little NobodyThe Creative HabitSign up to Hannah Hand Makes newsletterThis months pattern - In The Jungle Shop my cross stitch kits

Duration:00:16:23

Cross Stitch and Photography | S2E6

6/11/2018
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In this episode/blog post I am sharing all of my knowledge about taking photos of your cross stitch and needle craft pieces of work. Recommendation of the month I get a lot of my photography inspiration from Instagram so today, instead of a pattern of the month I'm going to recommend 5 Instagram accounts I love. Holly BoothCloud CraftKnitty KnottsHello Hooray BlogDevon Sun Yarns Key links and resources *Affiliate link. If you click this link I may receive a small commission but I only...

Duration:00:30:55

My Process Of Making A Cross Stitch Kit | S2E5

5/14/2018
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In this episode I will be chatting all about my process of making a cross stitch kit, using my Little Llama Cross Stitch Kit as an example. What you will hear: I chat about the idea that creativity meaning problem solving. My process for making a cross stitch kit, from the sketch to finished hoop. This year's Summer Stitch Along that will run from 10th June 2018 - 12th August 2018. This month isn't quite a pattern of the month but a WIP bag! I seen these bags on @coffeeandmaking...

Duration:00:20:22

7 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Started Cross Stitching | S2E4

4/9/2018
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In this episode I'm talking about the things I wish I knew about before I started cross stitching. Some of them might seem quite obvious but if you are a beginner these may be quite new to you. This months comments from you: @trufflemoo via Instagram commented; "I'm an accountant by day and a cross stitcher by night. It's a great way to unwind. I love using my creative side to make new designs and in the process of opening up an Etsy shop to see if other people like them too!" The 7...

Duration:00:16:17

5 Reasons Not To Cross Stitch - And What You Can Do About Them | S2E3

3/12/2018
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In this episode I talk about the 5 most popular reasons for not wanting to cross stitch and solutions to help you over come them. What you will hear: I can’t afford it I hear you! Sometimes it's easy to spend our money on the essentials (food, rent, clothes for the kids but not yourself) and less so to spend it on a treat for yourself. I'm not going to go into why my cross stitch kits are the prices that they are, but if you want to you can read more about the materials used in my kits....

Duration:00:17:52

5 Ways To Find Time To Cross Stitch & To Cross Stitch More | S2E2

2/12/2018
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In this episode I give you 5 actionable tips to find more time to cross stitch and be creative, and I share the first pattern of the series. What you will hear: Ella's comments - “I got started in cross stitch when I was around 14 I think, when a little club was started at school and they showed us the very basics. We did tiny designs and nothing fancy” Sounds like my kind of club. “I’m mostly self taught, I haven’t done any cross stitch in 14 odd years and picked it back up last year. For...

Duration:00:14:30

Introducing Series Two | S2E1

1/15/2018
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In this episode I chat all about what you can expect in series two of The Cross Stitch Podcast. What you will hear: sign up Key links and resources: My Facebook group where you can share your crafty makes and chat with like minded cross stitchers. The podcast episode list to listen to past episodes.

A Goodbye For Now | S1E12

11/28/2017
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In this episode I'm saying goodbye an having a chat about my plans and ideas for next series. I talk about: Key links and resources: benefits of cross stitchDeck The Halls Cross Stitch KitMy Facebook Groupsubscribe

Duration:00:06:13

Finishing Touches | S1E11

11/21/2017
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In this episode I talk about the last week of the stitch along, share some cool things you can do once you have finished your cross stitch project and share a funky Christmas kit. The Stitch Along We are the eighth and final week of the stitch along and this week we are backing our hoops and finishing up any bits we need too. I haven't actually backed my own hoop yet so I'm on track with everyone this week. Finishing touches Obviously I love putting my finished pieces in simply in a...

Duration:00:08:34

Backing Your Hoop | S1E10

11/14/2017
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In this episode I talk about week 7 of the stitch along (the last week of stitching the design), tell you how to back your hoop to hide your stitches at the back and share a kit of the week. The Stitch Along This week we are stitching the holly and the rest of the fairy lights on the design and it is the last week of actual cross stitching. If you are on track you should finish the front this week! So today in the podcast I'm talking about backing your hoop to get ready for next...

Duration:00:07:02

Organsing Your Floss | S1E9

11/7/2017
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In this episode I chat a little bit about week 6 of the stitch along, I share some popular ways to organise your embroidery floss and share a pattern of the week. Key links and resources Facebook groupPinterest boardInstagram profilepattern of the week Inspiration for the episode Over the past year I have been on a de-cluttering and organising mission of my home but I’ve neglected this aspect of my work. Now that the rush of Christmas is arriving I really need to get organised! Every...

Duration:00:09:43

Stitching With Light Effects Thread | S1E8

10/31/2017
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In this episode I talk about week 5 of the stitch along, I share some tips to help you stitch with light effects thread and this weeks pattern of the week is a Christmas one! This is what you will find: Key links and resources: My Facebook group where the stitch along is happening. SewandSo and Cloud Craft where I usually buy my Thread Heaven thread conditioner. This blog post where you can watch a video of tips for stitching with light effects thread. This weeks pattern of the week is...

Duration:00:06:43