Cross-Stitch FAQs

Cross stitch is a relatively old and yet simple craft, using which you can embellish your household products, linen, and dresses and create beautiful sceneries, portraits and pictures as wall hangings. There are various aspects of cross stitch that you will discover as you get more adept in the process of counting and creating patterns from the designs that you get.

The simplicity of the cross stitch can be seen by understanding that this is one type of embroidery that you can learn by simply watching someone do it once or twice. And this is why all that you need to do is to check up a few videos to master the art and then start using various patterns available to create the designs.

Starters can use the cloth that has the pattern printed on it to make it easier for them. This way, they can concentrate on creating the stitch and not on counting the numbers of the specific color that need to be added in the pattern.

What preparations should be made before starting a cross stitch project?

If you have undertaken a large cross stitch project then the first thing that you need to do is to manage and structure the whole pattern and the requirements. If you are organized with this you are less likely to make mistakes down the line that can cause you to undo and redo the work that you have done. The first thing that you need to do is to get all the material in place. Get the cloth, all...


How can one decide about the number of strands to use in cross stitch?

A typical cross stitch floss has about 6 strands of thread in it. These strands are twisted lightly and therefore can be separated easily. While most of the patterns that you get on the Internet or in the form of kits shall specify the kind of cloth and the number of floss strands that you need to take, there is a way in which you can figure it out for yourself if you need to. The whole idea of...


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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