A friend asked me if I could show her how to cross stitch and of course I was delighted to share one of my passions! Cross stitch is such a nice way to spend a few hours and create something. So my friend came over today and I outfitted her with basic supplies and a kit or two and showed her the way. And she reads my blog so I’ve decided to comb the net for a few sites that teach how to cross stitch…
- 1: http://www.craftdesigns4you.com/learntostitch.htm (Note: MC, this site shows you to bring your needle from right to left, and then left to right on top….I checked out my fave mag: Cross Stitcher and they do the first stictch from left to right…the British way? I’m not sure. But the important thing is to ALWAYS do the stitches the same way.) I’m wonder if one of my stitchy blogging friends might care to shed light to this difference?)
- 2: http://www.cross-stitch-centre.co.uk/acatalog/tutorial.html (Note: this site does the stitch like I showed MC)
- 3: http://www.moonlightinspirations.com/learn-to-cross-stitch.htm (Note: this is a blog and she explains it quite well as well as saying what I said in site #1…making sure that you keep the stitches consistent / or \ )
- 4: http://www.crossstitchermagazine.co.uk/ (Note: My favourite cross stitch magazine…this is the blog and there are free patterns)
- 5: http://www.telusplanet.net/public/pchenier/crossstitch.html (Note: Now this is a neat site…I think that the woman is from Canada…an aside: check out her page for The Daffodil Principle.)
Well, I hope that I have some starters for those wishing to cross stitch. Winter has just started to become cold in this Canadian climate, so pull up a chair and put your needle to your fabric.
Oh, I must let my sister know that as I was showing MC how to cross stitch the memory of her teaching me was vivid…now on your next trip here J, or when I go there, you HAVE to help me with crocheting! 🙂