Adding seed beads to your cross stitch design

Seed beads can be added to a cross stitch design in case you want to embellish it further and to make it look more bright and colorful. This is a step that is often added in some of the patterns that you will find in the market. To add the beads you will need a beading needle. In case you do not have one and do not want to purchase one either, you can use a size 28 tapestry needle for the same....


Choosing a cross stitch pattern

There are essentially two different types of cross stitch patterns that you will come across. The first one is called stamp cross stitch. This is the relatively easier type of cross stitch in which you do not have to do too much counting. The design that you need to fill up with cross stitch is already printed on to the cross stitch cloth. In case this stamped picture is on a regular piece of cl...


Where should you start your cross stitch pattern?

Once you have structured yourself and are ready to start your first stitch, you may have a small period of time where you wonder where you should start from. Is it right to start from the center, or the top right corner or the left corner? Or maybe it is a good idea to start from the bottom. It is important to find the center of the pattern especially if you are making something that is floral o...


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