cross stitch is making a comeback!
Cross-stitch is making a comeback and promises hours of pleasure with modernised patterns!
Thought cross-stitch embroidery was out of style? Small flowers and other traditional alphabets have given way to modern and varied designs ranging from an exotic beach landscape to a pop art-style cat or even a reproduction of a work of art, making it the ideal activity for evenings spent in front of the television!
WHAT IS CROSS-STITCH?
Cross-stitch embroidery has been around for centuries. Creating a pattern from a multitude of small crosses (X) used to be a favourite pastime of young girls, who even learned it in school just a few decades ago. This technique had lost its popularity to other crafts, but the lockdown and the desire to resume manual activities have elevated it back to the top of the list of needlework.
Cross-stitch is versatile and easy to learn, allowing you to create basic or complicated patterns, making it ideal for both beginners and experienced stitchers. The design choices are boundless, ranging from traditional flower patterns to more futuristic and abstract versions.
THE CROSS-STITCH PATTERN
It is essential to have the proper tools before beginning cross-stitch embroidery. Figured'Art cross-stitch kits allow you to concentrate on your pattern without having to deal with all the extras. Each kit includes a pre-printed cotton AIDA fabric, a set of colored thread, all the stitching equipment, and a written guide to aid you along the way.
After preparing your thread and needle, it is time to start stitching. Cross-stitch involves creating a cross shape on the fabric, starting from the top left to the bottom right, then from the top right to the bottom left, and so on.
Please read our whole article "How to Cross Stitch on Stamped Canvas" to learn about all the steps involved.
WHY CROSS STITCHING?
An activity that relieves tension
Cross-stitch embroidery is simply beneficial! Cross-stitching is a calm and relaxing activity that is ideal for unwinding after a long day at work or taking a break from the demands of daily life. Cross-stitching can assist increase concentration and memory while also lowering stress and anxiety.
Express your creativity
It is also an excellent way to exercise your creativity. There are endless possibilities for creating cross-stitch patterns. You can choose from a wide range of colours and designs that promise you hours of relaxation and fun.
A creative hobby to do anywhere!
You can carry your embroidery kit with you anywhere you go, whether you're cross-stitching in front of the TV or on vacation, making it a fantastic way to pass the time while traveling or waiting for appointments. Cross-stitching is also a great way to meet new people. Many customers join cross-stitch groups or clubs in order to share their enthusiasm for the hobby with others and to learn new techniques and skills.
The perfect gift
Cross-stitch is also an excellent way to create unique and personalised gifts for your friends and family. You can create a cross-stitch pattern according to the interests of the person to whom you want to give it. A personal touch that will make this gift even more precious and meaningful!
So why not try this activity now? Cross-stitch embroidery is a versatile and fun activity that allows you to create beautiful patterns. With a little patience and concentration, everyone can learn to cross-stitch. Whether you're a beginner or seasoned stitcher, cross-stitch is a hobby that will provide you with hours of enjoyment and a great sense of accomplishment.