Cross-stitch is a popular form of counted-thread embroidery in which X-shaped stitches in a tiled, raster-like pattern are used to form a picture.
TIP: Hoop or spreader, scissors, masking tape, x-stitch needles (bigger head & blunt end), highlighter pen and thread organizers.
Learn how to do basic patterns for cross stitching in this free embroidery video lesson. Expert: Vickie Pavone
A detailed tutorial for beginners about how to complete a cross stitch kit.
All kinds of free cross stitch charts can be found online. Mark your favorite websites and check back back frequently for freebies.
TIP: Lists of free places to get Cross Stitch patterns litter the internet. Mark your favorites and share with your Cross Stitch friends. Many of the chart sellers regularly post a free x-stitch chart in a regular theme, especially for holidays.
Amazon.com is a great site to look through for hobby magazines of all kinds.
PCStitch is the most popular design tool for creating counted cross-stitch patterns available!
TIP: You can make a cross stitch chart from any photograph using this software. Creating x-stitch patters is a popular side business on Ebay.com.
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