Everything You Need to Know About Cross Stitching

Cross stitching is a needlework craft that has been around for centuries. It’s one of the most popular hobbies globally, with millions of people interested in cross-stitching. If you are thinking about cross stitching but aren’t sure where to start, read on below to find out what you need to learn before cross stitch embroidery becomes your newest hobby. 

Points to Remember While Considering Cross Stitch Embroidery 

1. Each cross-stitch design has an accompanying chart that contains the numbers and letters that correspond with different colours of cross stitching thread. So, the first thing you will need for cross stitching is a kit with all the materials, including fabric, needles, coloured thread, scissors, etc.  

2. Cross stitching is a type of embroidery. So, you will need to think about cross-stitch fabric and needles. These come in a wide range of sizes. Therefore, be sure to pick the suitable cross stitch fabric for your project and needles that can easily pierce through it. 

3. There are many cross stitch needlework styles, the traditional cross-stitch, cross-stitch embroidery, crewel or wool cross-stitch, black cross-stitch embroidery, redwork cross-stitch embroidery, cross-stitching on Hardanger fabric. Thus, decide on what type of cross stitching do you want to try first. 

4. You will also need to consider your design before you cross-stitch. You can cross-stitch your design or use a cross-stitching pattern, such as cross stitching books, charts, etc. There are hundreds of free cross-stitching patterns online that you can download and print out at home for personal use only. 

5. Ensure to consider cross stitch embroidery hoop that holds your fabric taut, so it won’t shift as you work on your cross-stitching project. Be sure to insert a screw and felt or rubber padding in the back of the hoop to protect your fabric from damage as you work on your cross-stitch project. 

6. Cross-stitched patterns require at least two colours which you will pull through your fabric using your needle, and that’s where embroidery floss comes in handy. Floss is six strands combined into one thin strand so it can be pulled easily through your design. If you are starting with this hobby, try using stranded cotton since they are inexpensive cross-stitching thread options. 

Final Thoughts  

If cross-stitching is something you have been interested in, you may find this article useful. From what type of materials to use and basic design details for beginners, this blog contains all that works for beginner to level up their skills. Also, as cross-stitching is an affordable technique, you can try it without making too much of an investment. Use your cross-stitch supplies to create personalised gifts for family and friends, or decorate your home with cross-stitched wall hangings, pillows, and coasters.


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