Activity 20: Cross Stitch 

Cross stitching initially requires a strong focus but it’s repetitive nature then allows you to relax.

I have added lots of cross stitch patterns onto the Pinterest board. If you decide to follow a pattern you may wish to follow these guidelines.

If you decide, like me not to hold onto a pattern please know that cross stitching can be done on anything that has holes in it really: old lace curtains, chicken-wire or a sieve. Once we are all back in Gallery 966 I would love to make a huge cross stitch pattern with all the groups in chicken-wire and have it as our window display - wouldn’t that be fabulous!

 

YOU WILL NEED:

  • Aida (Cross Stitch Fabric) or an alternative listed above.

  • A Cross Stitch Pattern - Have a look at our Pinterest Page for Ideas!

  • Coloured Thread

  • A Sewing Needle

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WHAT TO DO:

Step 1.

Gather all your materials: a blunt needle/ cross stitch needle, cross stitch thread or wool if doing it on chicken-wire. And you will a surface to cross stitch on to.

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Step 2.

 

Make a knot into the thread and start your first stitch at the back.

Thin Yarns

Step 3.

 

There is a great tutorial for beginners from this website.

Follow the guide to learn the steps. Simply apply this to the pattern and watch your picture appear!

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If you make one of these, please send us a photo - we would love to see!