It's no surprise that cross stitch is the most popular embroidery method. The stitches are easy to learn, and there are a variety of fabrics and patterns to suit every style.
It can be done in large, easy embroidery stitches or in smaller fine, detailed stitches.
Some people like to embellish with stitches on preprinted pictures. Others count colored squares or squares with symbols in them to follow a charted pattern, as I did for this counted butterfly ornament.
Regardless, it's an easy form of self-expression that's fun for all ages. Find a project you like!
Cross Stitch Beginner Guide
Any beginner can quickly master the basic stitches.
Supplies for Stitchers
Do you know which supplies are essential and which ones are new luxuries to make stitching more comfortable?
Selecting the Right Fabric
When choosing evenweave fabric, it's important to consider the fabric count, fiber, and color.
Make a Christmas Stocking
Stitch and finish a handmade Christmas stocking for a family heirloom to make the holidays memorable.
Create a Bookmark
An embroidered bookmark is an excellent way to use up scraps, try new designs, and stitch a special handmade gift.
Stitch the Alphabet
Need an alphabet pattern? Here are handy tips to help you find the best one or design your own.
Design Your Own Pattern
Become your own free designer and be a pattern maker. It's easier than you think!
Make a Wedding Heirloom
Celebrate the big day with a wedding commemoration that will be treasured for years to come.
Decorate an Afghan
If you know how to crochet or knit, try embellishing some afghans. Large yarn is much easier to work with than tiny floss!
Here's a list of some popular magazines with beautiful patterns.
Completed Project Photos
Share photos of your favorite creations and make comments on what others are stitching.
If you are interested in sewing for charity, please take some time to decorate a quilt block for the Love Quilts organization!
Here you can learn some new skills and share your ideas about your favorite ways to embroider.
See what's new.
We have hundreds of visitors every day from around the world.
You might want to also take a look at my other new website about Yarn Methods which covers other fiber arts.