So recently whilst I’ve been making up some patterns, I’ve found very few cross stitch fonts out there which make me jump up and down with inspiration. By cross stitch fonts, I mean typical 1 – 14 cross high, 1 – 14 cross wide fonts.
Maybe I’m looking in the wrong place. Maybe I’m being too picky, but nothing out there suits the designs that I’d like. Or so I thought until I stumbled upon this bad boy in a 5 year old post.
Bible De Lettres A Point De Croix – Tome 1.
When I saw BIBLE, and cross stitch letters I got pretty darn excited. I ordered from Amazon, and it’s going to take 1 – 2 months to arrive, but I was able to see some sample fonts and I’m pretty excited for when I get this bad boy in the mail.
Once I’ve received said bible, I’ll share some positives or negatives .. So don’t run out an buy a copy just yet (if you were thinking about it).
Now don’t get me wrong, I definitely found some wonderful, inspiring fonts out there .. But I’ve realised I love wide sweeping, cursive kind of fonts, and it’s a little hard to achieve this on 14 count aida, without the words appearing too big.
I’m going to try to learn how to embroider. All of the fonts that I absolutely loved were all embroidered on.
I’ve never embroidered anything before. Don’t even know where to begin .. But I really want to incorporate some embroidery into my next cross stitch designs, because I feel like that’s going to open up a world of possibilities.
For all your embroidery gurus out there, how did you learn? What did you do to start?
I’ve looking at quite a few websites on beginner embroidering, and I just need to take the plunge I think. I’m going to finish off my current cross stitch piece, and get stuck into learning how to embroider and all the stitches that come along with it.
I’m excited for a new little craft branch. I might get around to learning about it, and find I can’t do it or it doesn’t suit me etc etc.. BUT I think knowing whether I at least like / can do it will answer many questions that are currently in my head.
I would love any tips you’d share with a beginner embroider .. So please feel free to share the love and your learning with me! :)