Cross Stitch Tips & Definitions

Cross Stitch Tips & Definitions

Update: 20/05/2021 – Added 4 new helpful links marked with * on gridding fabric and more tips for beginners.


When I was getting started, I found tutorials for literally EVERYTHING. Lol. So here are a few incase you need them, divided by level. Starting out with a nice basic kit, you aren’t likely going to need the Advanced ones right now, but if you keep on with stitching and wonder wtf a French Knot is and oh god there’s so many different fabrics send help, these should be really nice. But of course, can always ask me, as well!

And remember: you will mess up, we all do, it’s natural. You can either just go with it, or unpick it (generally known as “frogging“), but mostly just don’t worry about it. If these guides are unhelpful to you, you don’t have to use them. The advanced techniques I’ve listed are options if you want to take things a little further, but by no means the only ways to do things. As with anything, there are gatekeepers, but the most important thing is to find your way of working the threads and have fun! 

Beginning Tips

Little More Advanced: Fabric

Little More Advanced: Stitches

Little More Advanced: Tools

Finishing (washing, framing, etc.)

Resources & Ideas

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