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Basic Cross Stitching Technique Tutorial

How to begin cross-stitching

Let’s get stitching !! Here we will review the basic stitching techniques to get started with your cross stitching projects …

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Work in Progress - Blue Dragon HAED

Large Dragon from Heaven & Earth Designs

This is one of my current large projects, I’ll be updating this post occasionally with pictures to show progress….

The design is called Blue Dragon, based on artwork by Kayomi Harai, the chart is available for purchase from Heaven and Earth Designs.

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Examples of Coverage Across Different Thread Counts

Choosing the right number of strands for your material

As I described in my previous article on supplies, after you have chosen the fabric you will use for your project you need to decide how many strands of floss you will use to stitch. Let’s look at some examples….


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Cross Stitching - Supplies

Fabric, Threads and Equipment

Let’s review the basic supplies needed to begin cross stitching …

dmc q-snap floss thread-count aida evenweave fabric basics

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What is Cross Stitching?

History and Origins

The basic definition is to sew or embroider using crossed stitches to form a picture, one / and one \ stitch in each direction to form a X. The cross stitch is repeated numerous times to create a design. One important note here; it does not matter if you do the \ or / first as long as you are consistent and always have your top stitch pointing in the same direction across the whole design. Here are some examples….


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