Cross Stitching is a very relaxing and inexpensive craft. It can also be overwhelming if you don’t know how and where to start.
There are so many fabulous Cross Stitch Kits on Etsy but it’s no use purchasing them if you don’t know what you are doing.
So, What Is Cross Stitching Exactly?
Cross Stitching is a style of old fashioned embroidery. It has quite a following. It is a series of small cross stitches that come together to form an image or a design of sorts.
Many use a hoop frame for this craft and kits are also popular as they contain everything that you will need for your project.
Starting Your Cross Stitch Pattern
We have checked many of the Youtube Tutorials and there appears to be some controversy about how to correctly anchor your floss after threading your needle.
There are 2 schools of thought. The first is to simply knot your thread. The issue with this is your cross stitch can quickly look very untidy on the reverse and also leave small knotted balls that may show through your fabric.
The second way, which is much neater, is to anchor your floss using a tail. The benefit is that you end up with a much neater result for not that much more work.
When selecting a Video Tutorial to teach you, we found that many received confused feedback from beginners. This is not the case with the video we are sharing with you.
Phil is an excellent teacher. He will show you how to start, how to count stitches and read the pattern. Phil uses a cute Ladybug Cross Stitch Pattern in his tutorial.
How To Cross Stitch For Beginners Video
We highly recommend that you watch the video to gain a good understanding of how to Cross Stitch.
Phil also shows you how to thread your needle using the loop technique and anchor your floss. Once you have viewed, continue scrolling for further information. Click Play above to view now ^
Beautiful Cross Stitch Beginner Projects
We have featured Velvet Pony Designs throughout our post. They have excellent Beginner Cross Stitching Kits and superb designs that you can get excited about.
The reviews on their site are excellent and there are around 200 beautiful projects that you can select from including cats and dogs, animals, flowers and more.