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Cross stitch is making a huge comeback among modern and Australian crafters. Learning how to cross stitch is super easy. You can get started in this hobby in no time with cross stitch kits from Craft Club. Modern cross stitch kits in Australia are available in Craft Club, which features fresh and modern designs. They are ideal for the novice stitcher. These bold coloured cross stitch projects can be hung on the wall and provide pop to any room.
How do I learn cross-stitching?
Read across stitch charts
Cross stitch chart guides you where to stitch and what colour of thread to use. The marks on the cross-stitch chart correspond to the grid created by the weave of the fabric. Every coloured square on the chart will represent a cross-stitch.
The combination of colours and symbols in the squares tell you which floss to use. Use the chart legend to guide you through the symbols of floss colours. Modern cross stitch kits Australia from Craft Club have everything to get started in this engaging hobby. Included in the kits are easy to follow instructions and colourful charts to make sure you can follow every detail perfectly.
Prep your fabric
Cross stitch can be embroidered on several different fabrics. But the most common cloths used are Aida and linen. Both of these are woven fabrics. But Aida tends to fray at the edges. Before stitching, it is recommended to seal the edges, mainly if you are stitching a huge project that will require hours of handling.
Find your fabric centre
To find the centre of the fabric included in your modern cross stitch kits in Australia, fold the fabric in half. Fold the fabric again in half in the opposite way. Mark the centre point. You can place a pin in the centre or make a tiny stitch to make the mark permanent.
Use a hoop or frame
First, loosen the screw of the hoop and separate the two rounds. Place the hoop flat on a table. Place the fabric over the loop, making sure that the fabric centre is perpendicular to the centre of the hoop. Place the other hoop over the fabric. Next, flatten it to squeeze the fabric in between the hoops. Gradually tug the fabric tight as you screw in the hoop. Avoid pulling the fabric too tight, or it will distort the fabric’s weave.
Prep your thread
Choose the colour of floss you want to start with and cut it to a length of about 18 inches. If your thread is longer, it will likely get knotted when you begin stitching.
To separate two strands:
- Hold the floss firmly with one hand and squeeze the end of one strand with the other.
- Gently and slowly pull out the strand until it is separated from the other strands.
- Only pull a single strand at a time.
- Pulling out multiple strands may cause the thread to knot.
Threading your needle
Thread your needle as you would a needle for hand sewing. But do not make a knot on the tail. You will be stitching over the tail as you work, so you will not need a knot. You want to avoid using knots in cross-stitching since they can create lumps that can distract the completed project.
Make a row of cross stitches
Cross stitch is worked in rows going from left to right. Check your stitching chart in your modern cross stitch kits in Australia to figure out where you should begin stitching.
Starting from the fabric’s back, bring your needle up to a hole toward the front. Leave about an inch of thread at the back. You will cover the tail with your stitches as you embroider.
Next, pass your needle through a hole slantways across from where you began to make a diagonal half cross stitch.
Begin your next half cross stitch by bringing the needle back through the hole under the one you previously used. Before pulling this stitch tight, flip your fabric over and make sure the stitch holds the thread.
Make individual cross-stitches
In some areas of your designs, it may be easier to make a complete cross stitch before moving onto the next stitch instead of working continuously in rows.
Cutting your thread
Continue stitching until you reach the end of the thread or run out of stitches in your chart. On the back of the fabric, push the needle under at least three stitches to lock the thread. Trim the excess thread. Be careful not to snip it too close.
Where can I get modern cross stitch kits in Australia?
Do you need a little push to get started on a creative hobby? Need a bit of inspiration? Crafty kits from Craft Club will give you the kick you need. We provide you with the convenience of online shopping to get started on your craft in no time.
Craft Club’s modern cross stitch kits in Australia are simple and easy to follow. We want to make sure that beginner crafters can start and finish one of our modern projects in no time. Our modern cross stitch kits Australia come with everything you need to get started. It will include fabric, coloured strands, wooden hoops, needles and detailed instructions. Get started with your very own craft kit today and beat lockdown boredom.
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