(sorry if my spelling wrong im not the best speller and i dont have it where it checks your spelling)
i want to start cross stiching but i dont know where to begin or where to get the supplies?
what supplies i would need?
is there a certain neddle i would need?
does it take a lot of time to make?
on a scale of 1 to 10 what would you rank it on diffulty?
what are some eazy patterns to start off with?
There are patterns/designs out there for every level of skills. They are pretty easy to find too, if you just do a google search with something like "beginner cross stitch patter" your bound to find some good free ones.
To start a project you need "Aida cloth" That's the fabric that has a large basket weave texture to it. Made just for cross stitching, pick the lowest number you can find. It will be something like 6 or 8, those are best for beginners. You can usually find it right next to the Embroidery Thread, which you will also need. Sometimes it is call Embroidery Floss, but they are the same thing. It doesn't come on a spool like sewing thread but rather in a skein like yarn, but much smaller lol. It is good to buy the basic colors, if you don't know what you'll be making. Like white, black, brown, grey, plus colors like blue, purple, red, orange, yellow and green. If you find a pattern you want to make though just buy those colors that you'll need While your shopping pick up a pack of Embroidery Needles, look like regular needle but have a bigger eye and dull tip, get Size 22 or 24. And also a Embroidery Hoop, I would go for about a 6 inch hoop, that's a good versatile size.
Here is a good site I just found, that explains the basics pretty well and has some free patterns to try out.
Oh here is some more patterns, these ones are a bit more detailed but really pretty
I have just uploaded some free Halloween cross stitch patterns to my website www.selinagreen.com feel free to donate if you think they are worth anything enjoy! X
I'm not sure if it's too late to answer your question, but that cloth can be a right pain. There's a kind of plastic canvas that can be used for cross stitch (it'll be 14 point). But for the tiny images that is best for beginners it will make it easier to make the final product into other things. The image is a work in progress on the plastic I was talking about
Also as far as sites go, I get 99% of mine from a site run by a girl named Jessica Tromp. She does more than cross-stitch, so I highly suggest you check out her other stuff even though I'm sending you to her cross stitch page.
ive just started doing some cross stitch, but it seems to be taking a really long time. does that sound right, or am i doing it the slow way. the pattern looks really good, just slow to do.
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