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Biscournu Tutorial

I have to admit, it was only a couple of years ago that I came across the term Biscournu. To me it sounds like it should be a biscuity/cake type of thing. I'm a complete convert now and think these make a lovely present to be gifted to a fellow stitcher.   Step 1.Start by cross stitching both the part 1 (top) and part 2 (bottom) patterns as you normally would, on separate pieces of Aida.  Step 2.Then backstitch a border one row away from the edge of the design, going all the way around the outer edge of your finished design using a contrasting colour of thread. Step 3.Cut off spare Aida from all four edges, leaving I/2 an inch beyond the backstitch border...

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Welcome to Love Poppet Cross Stitch & Craft Box!

By now people will have received the first of the brand NEW Love Poppet Cross Stitch & Craft Subscription Box and are now enjoying it's contents. If you are one of these lucky souls - feel free to share your images on social media by tagging in @lovepoppet_crossstitchandcraft and using the hashtag #reachforthestarsbox1 - I'd love to see them! So I thought I'd show those who missed out just what came in Box 1 - Reach for the Stars. In this first box, everyone received: • the full 'Reach for the Stars' cross stitch kit • 6 inch hoop • a magnetic needle-minder to keep your needle safe • a beautiful rocket thread sorter • 2 metres of cream star...

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