{week 27} cross stitch

This week’s project was a freebie – or at least it was only the cost of a magazine. The cross stitch heart kit came free with Cross Stitcher magazine and at first glance it looked very simple.

Cross stitch is just how it sounds – a serious of small sewn crosses that you sew following a chart. This pattern was just one colour so a simple design but the slight complication was instead of using the traditional fabric – aida – it used gingham. Undaunted, I got stuck in. The main problems were: wonky stitches (no holes to guide me, just the gingham design), tangled threads, knots and pulled fabric.

But I got there in the end and I think it’s a very pretty result:

Cross stitch Christmas heart

Do you cross stitch? Do you have any favourite kits?

EDIT: Just seen this useful list of cross stitch resources, looks good.

7 Responses to “{week 27} cross stitch”

  1. 1 creadientje December 15, 2010 at 11:29 am

    I think this is a really cute idea!
    I have done some cross stitching over the years, but don’t have a favourite kit…
    I still have to finish (framing) my little girl’s birth cross stitch… she’ll turn 2 on sunday (oops)

    • 2 Christine December 15, 2010 at 9:18 pm

      Despite the issues I had along the way I did find it a very relaxing craft – maybe I’ll tackle a kit soon too. Hope you frame your little girl’s cross stitch soon :)

  2. 3 wendy December 15, 2010 at 12:19 pm

    It looks great, BUT it’s not cross stitch – well technically it is, but this technique (on gingham) is called Chicken Scratch. So you can do cross stitch on a different week!

  3. 5 Casey December 15, 2010 at 4:07 pm

    I love to cross stitch! I don’t do much anymore but I do have a fun project I can’t wait to start next year!

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