Cross Stitch Basics 

For the beginner, basic guides to cross stitching from needles to thread to helpful tips.


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A beginner's step-by-step guide to techniques and motifs. by Charlotte Gerlings - Paperback - Published 2012 Affiliate Link to Amazon
img Cross Stitch For Beginners
n this leaflet, you'll find step-by-step instructions for learning how to cross stitch along with 11 charted designs and 2 charted alphabets. by Leisure Arts - Paperback - Published 1991 Affiliate Link to Amazon
Anchoring Floss - Waste Knot
Instructions with illustrations on how to beginning stitching using the waste knot method. Scarlet Quince
img Anchoring Floss - Loop Method (Video)
Learn how to use the loop method to secure embroidery floss.
Anchoring Floss - Waste Knot
How to use a waste knot to start a new thread.
Anchoring Floss - Waste Knot
Illustrations and information on how use a waste knot to anchor a new thread in cross stitching. Better Cross Stitch Patterns
Anchoring Floss- Waste Knot Method
Illustrations and instructions for using the waste knot method for starting a new threads Ellen Maurer-Stroh
Basic Cross Stitch Information
Items discussed are how to find the center of your chart, center of the fabric, basic cross stitch stitches, reading the chart and more. Caron Collection
img Cross Stitch A Row
This video by will show and explain how to cross stitch a row. To do this, you normally stitch the rows horizontally from left to right. But it can be stitched right to left. Learn how.
Cross Stitch Basics
learn stitch basics, thread basics and fabric basics. The Cross Stitchers Guild
Cross Stitch Basics - Complete a cross stitch row
With illustration and instructions learn the proper way to complete a cross stitch row. Better Cross Stitch Patterns
Prepare cloth for cross stitching by placing masking tape or painter's tape around the edge of the fabric. This will stop fabric from fraying.
img Ending Floss (Ending Thread)
How to secure or end floss on the back of a project by running the threaded needle under the previously stitched threads.
Ending Thread
How to secure thread at the end. Beter Homes and Garden
Ending Thread
How to bury the thread - ending thread. Better Cross Stitch Patterns
Fabric - Aida and Evenweave
How many strands of embroidery floss should I use with cross stitching fabric.
Fabric - Cross Stitch Fabric
A guide to cross stitch fabrics. Thread Bear
img Floss - How to Separate Strands of Embroidery Floss
This video will show you how to quickly and easily separate strands of embroidery floss without tangling.
Hoop - Avoid Catching Floss on Hoop and Fabric
Tips on how to avoid catching the floss on the embroidery hoop.
Hoop - Hoop Creases
How to avoid hook creases in cross stitch fabric.
Hoop - Hooping Fabric
How to put cross stitch fabric in a hoop.
Hoop or Frame
How to select a needlework hoop or frame. eHow
New to Stitching?
Top Tips for Beginners – If you are new to cross stitch, follow these tips to get you off to a good start. Stitcher
Organizing Floss
One of the most important aspect of stitching a design with many floss colors is the job of keeping those colors organized. Click here for helpful hints. Teresa Wentzler Collection
Stitch Count to Finished Project Size in Inches
How to determine the size of a finished cross stitch project? Better Cross Stitch Patterns
Tips for Beginners
Counted cross stitch is the most popular form of embroidery in the United States today. It's widely accepted because it's easy. and it offers such an exciting array of project design books. Here are some tips if you are just beginning. Caron Collection
Using Variegated Threads for Dramatic Effects
Caron Collection

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