Cross stitch is a kind of counted thread embroidery that has been around for ages, and it is one of the simplest types of hand embroidery anyone can do.
Cross stitch consists of X-shaped stitches done on fabric with even and open weaves like Aida or linen. Designs can be standard or modern or throughout between.
To get started, you can get a cross stitch kit which come with all the supplies needed for a particular design or project. Alternatively, you can likewise purchase regular supplies and create your designs although that is not something that beginners would want to do.
In either case, follow these actions to learn the basics of cross stitch:
Learning to interpret a cross stitch chart
Aside from DMC embroidery threads and needles, a good cross stitch kit will come with a cross stitch chart. Such a chart tells you where you need to create the stitch and what colour to use. The grids on the chart relate to every weave on the Aida fabric, and the colour of each square indicates what colour of threads to use.
In some cases, there will be multiple colours on a grid which means that you will have …