Whether you’re new to stitching or just want a refresh, we’ve got all the advice you’ll need. All it takes is a little bit of practice and you’ll be a pro in no time. Be brave and make your first stitch with confidence using our simple guide…
Be brave and make your first stitch with confidence using our simple guide...
Make a cross
Make a second diagonal stitch to complete the cross. The direction of your diagonals are up to you, just be sure all your top crosses face in the same direction.
Once the cross stitched areas are finished, you can add the backstitch outlines. You’ll find it helpful to change to a sharp embroidery needle.
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Make a backstitch over about 1-3 aida blocks, following the chart.
Working from front to back, pull your needle almost all the way through your fabric. Use your finger to hold about 3cm of thread on the back.
When using just two threads, work a loop knot by cutting a length of thread twice as long as you need it to be and folding in half. Thread your needle as normal and make a half cross stitch.
Waste canvas and Soluble Canvas are used when stitching onto fabrics other than aida and evenweave. Tack onto your fabric and stitch as normal.