Cross Stitch is a simple straight stitch made into a cross, hence the name cross stitch. It is very famous and often used stitch in hand embroidery.
What you will need?
- Any fabric.
- Embroidery hoop, 15cm (6″) (Bigger if you are working on a larger design) ( You can purchase a set of 6 hoops from Amazon for your basic needs.)
- Tapestry needle
- Embroidery thread (You can buy this pack of 36 shades of the DMC embroidery floss.)
How many strands of floss do you need for making the Cross Stitch?
You can use all 6 strands of the floss. But if you are working on a finer design, then start with 2 strands of floss and increase the number of strands according to your design. I have used all 6 strands for making this stitch.
Step by Step Pictorial Process of making the Cross Stitch
1. Bring the thread up at point A. Insert the needle at point B. Without taking the needle down, insert at point C. Bring the thread up. You will notice that a straight stitch would have formed as a slanting line.
2. Again, insert from point C to Point D. A cross would have formed by now.
Tips for working the Cross Stitch
- Knowing the straight stitch will help to work this stitch easily.
- You can work this stitch close together without the gap as shown in the tutorial above.
What is this stitch used for?
- This stitch can be used for many decorative embroidery stitches.
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- Maidenhair stitch
- Wheatear Stitch
- Fern Stitch
- Cast On Stitch
- Basque Stitch
- Long and Short Stitch
- Trellis Stitch
- Closed Feather Stitch
- satin stitch
- back stitch
Check out the video tutorial below
So until next time,
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