The Cross Stitch Podcast
By Hannah Braniff | Cross Stitcher and Creator at Hannah Hand Makes
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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.
||CleanDeclutter Your Craft Supplies | S3E1||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...||14 1 2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMini 4 - 'Tis The Season Cross Stitch Kit||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...||7 12 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow To Plan Your Craft Projects (and actually finish them) | S2E11||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:...||12 11 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow To Personalise A Cross Stitch Pattern (With Free Alphabet Chart And Teepee Pattern) | S2 E10||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...||8 10 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMini 3 - The Physical Cross Stitch Pattern Planner||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..||25 9 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDMC Colour Palettes For Cross Stitch And Embroidery | S2 E9||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...||10 9 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMini 2 - The Christmas SAL||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!||7 9 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMini 1 - The Project Planner||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...||1 9 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Best Brands For Cross Stitch | S2E8||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..||13 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Benefits Of Cross Stitch | S2E7||In this episode I share my thoughts on the benefits of cross stitch. Some benefits include: Getting lost mentally Helping with dieting Giving you a sense of satisfaction Being part of a community It's easy It's time away from the screen Key links...||9 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCross Stitch and Photography | S2E6||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. Setting up your photo Backgrounds Props Camera/phone settings Editing Recommendation of the month I get a lot of my...||11 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMy Process Of Making A Cross Stitch Kit | S2E5||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...||14 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean7 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Started Cross Stitching | S2E4||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...||9 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean5 Reasons Not To Cross Stitch - And What You Can Do About Them | S2E3||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,...||12 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean5 Ways To Find Time To Cross Stitch & To Cross Stitch More | S2E2||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...||12 2 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIntroducing Series Two | S2E1||In this episode I chat all about what you can expect in series two of The Cross Stitch Podcast. What you will hear: I talk a little bit about what the podcast is all about; simplified cross stitch. I don't chat about complicated cross stitch...||15 1 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Goodbye For Now | S1E12||In this episode I'm saying goodbye an having a chat about my plans and ideas for next series. I talk about: Where I have hung my finished Deck The Halls hoop. When I will be back with Series 2. My plans for moving to monthly episodes. Some of my...||28 11 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFinishing Touches | S1E11||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...||21 11 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBacking Your Hoop | S1E10||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...||14 11 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOrgansing Your Floss | S1E9||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 My Facebook group where the stitch along is happening. My...||7 11 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanStitching With Light Effects Thread | S1E8||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: Week 5 of the Christmas stitch along we are...||31 10 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHints And Tips | S1E7||In this episode I share some of my favourite hints and tips around cross stitching and share my new pattern of the week. Hints and Tips To snip your thread to the length you need, measure it from the tips of your fingers to your elbow (or for a...||24 10 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMaking Mistakes And How To Fix Them | S1E6||In this episode I share what we are stitching this week in the Christmas Stitch Along, I talk about making mistakes in your cross stitch and how to fix them and I share, not a pattern of the week but a book of the week! Key links Blog posts all about...||17 10 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Cross Stitch Glossary Part Two | S1E5||In this episode I finish off my little cross stitch glossary and share my new pattern of the week. I have a cold this week so I sound a little croaky, but the show must go on! And I do record these the day before they go live so that I can talk about...||10 10 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Cross Stitch Glossary Part One | S1E4||In this episode I share part one of a little glossary of cross stitch terms and share my new pattern of the week. It was very windy when I was recording this (the joys of the autumn/winter in Lincolnshire) but luckily, I don't think you can hear it in..||3 10 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow To Start Your Cross Stitch Podcast | S1E3||In this episode I am talking all about what you will find in cross stitch kits, how to start your cross stitch project and I've shared m first pattern of the week! Links and resources: My blog posts all about the stitch along. My blog post on...||26 9 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Christmas Stitch Along: Some FAQs | S1E2||In this episode I will be telling you all about the Christmas Stitch Along I am running and some FAQs I have had about it. This is what you will find: · The reasons I wanted to start a stitch along. ...||19 9 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIntroduction | Series 1 Episode 0||In this episode I will be telling you all about what you will find in The Cross Stitch Podcast and sharing the reasons why I started a podcast about cross stitch. As some of you may know, my name is Hannah and I am the creator of/at Hannah Hand Makes...||18 9 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Great fun for crafters and stitchers
I love a whole range of crafts and particularly cross stitch. Hannah is so relatable and down to earth and gives great tips that I already know will improve my stitching. She is so generous with her advice and is inspiring in her creativity and courage to get new her work out there. Do check it out whether you are a seasoned stitcher or brand new to the craft!
Good Company While Stitching
I really like to listen to Hannah’s podcast while stitching. Obviously, I like to hear about her valuable tips and advice relating to the craft of cross stitching, but I also like to hear about her challenges as a business owner and mother - and her solutions - as well as how she keeps her creative juices going.
I found her voice to be particularly soothing and appreciate her humour.
Her podcast is also a good way to keep up to date with her stitch-along(s), kits/patterns for sale, and any other projects in the pipeline.
Time spent with Hannah is time well spent!