A few of my friends have started to read my blog, and they’re interested in learning how to cross stitch.
Some are quite far away though, and I find it hard to explain it over the phone / in only words, but I stumbled across a great graphic explanation of cross stitching here.
Some people need to see pictures to understand, and this shows how the bottom right, to top left stitch is always sitting on top. Picture 2 is the best one in my opinion, as it has great step by step instruction for beginners.
When I’m cross stitching, I’m a stickler for making sure all my top stitches are all the same way. I know some people don’t care all that much, but I find I get a much cleaner, and neater piece.
It’s pretty OCD, but I try to make my back look nice too, just in case anyone ever takes it out of the frame .. I wouldn’t want them to see a higglety piggelty mess!
I know there’s a tonne of cross stitch videos on YouTube out there, but I thought this website was great.
Do you have any tips for beginners getting started?