Types of Needlecraft

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Needlecraft is back in fashion these days, with many people taking this up as a new hobby. There are lots of simple and pretty patterns and designs to follow that will result in a lovely needlecraft picture that you can treasure.

There are different types of needlecraft. These include cross stitch and long stitch, tapestry and embroidery. Patterns to stitch include colourful landscapes, cartoon characters and pictures of animals.

Needlecraft is a hobby that can be picked up at any time. Many people sit in the comfort of their lounge, perhaps on a favourite chair, stitching their design. You can also get equipment that helps you to see your work clearer including angled spotlights and magnifying lenses.

Cross stitch kits contain all the materials you need to create your design. These include embroidery thread, charts, backing,cross stitch needles and instructions. You will find that in no time you can create attractive pictures that you can put on your walls or give to friends as gifts.

There are different sizes of cross stitch pictures available. They can also be made in different shapes, including circles and even fan shapess if you want a really different cross stitch project!

Tapestry is another type of needlecraft that is also popular. These bold designs are also available in kits containing everything you might need; including canvas, tapestry wool and tapestry needles. You can create tapestry squares for display on the wall or tapestry cushions.

Embroidery is a finer type of needlecraft that can be applied to cushions and tablecloths. You can also get kits to create individual pieces of embroidery that can be framed for your wall. Kits include fabric for stitching, threads, embroidery needles and charts.

If you are a keen cross stitcher or embroiderer you may also need an organiser to keep all your equipment in. There are a range of needlecraft organisers on the market where you can keep all your threads and needles ready for use.

So there are many possibilities with needlecraft. If you like crafts and want to create something beautiful for yourself or a friend then embroidery, tapestry or cross stitch may be the hobby for you to try.

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Readicut Crafts are an online craft retailer that sell a range of needlework kits. They have a great choice of cross stitch, tapestry and embroidery kits that contain all the items needed to make fantastic needlework pictures and gifts. For more information visit www.readicut.co.uk

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This article was published on 2012/05/15