For stitch­ing out and about

Cross Stitch Crazy - - Ask The Angels -

1 Keep nee­dles and pins close by with a handy wrist pin­cush­ion – check out our funky ver­sions on page 43!

2 Make a cus­tomised travel kit. Down­size your at-home kit, pick­ing only the essen­tials.

3 Al­ways pack a few spare nee­dles in case you lose a cou­ple. They’re easy to drop and not so easy to find!

4 Buy a plas­tic wal­let to pro­tect your stitch­ing, keep­ing it sealed and safe in a wa­ter­proof stor­age bag. 5 Pack a por­ta­ble light source, such as LED glasses or a USB lamp. If you don’t have one, se­lect a project with dis­tinctly dif­fer­ent colours as the light­ing may not be suf­fi­cient to dif­fer­en­ti­ate be­tween thread shades.

6 Sort your threads in ad­vance, cut­ting sev­eral lengths so you’ve enough to stitch on the go.

7 If trav­el­ling by plane, check if you’re al­lowed to take nee­dles in your hand lug­gage – you might have to leave them in your checked bag­gage.

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