Saturday, March 26, 2011

Cross Stitch

Cross-stitch is a counted-thread embroidery stitch in which X-style stitches in a tiled, raster-like pattern are sewed to make a picture. Cross-stitch is usually executed on easily countable evenweave fabric called aida cloth. The stitcher counts the threads in each direction so that the stitches are of uniform size and appearance. This form of cross-stitch is also called counted cross-stitch in order to distinguish it from other forms of cross-stitch. Sometimes cross-stitch is done on designs printed on the fabric (stamped cross-stitch); the stitcher simply stitches over the printed pattern.

One method of creatingcross stitch is to create a row of half stitches, then work backward along the row to complete these stitches into X's. The other method is to create each X completely. This typically is only used for vertical rows.

Cross Stitch Fabric

Cross Stitch Frame 

Cross Stitch Letter Sample

Cross Stitch Flower Design


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