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 Guide to Cross Stitch

From reading the pattern to preparing the fabric, from threading the needle to making the cross stitches, this post has all the basic information for learning cross-stitch. Red Gate Stitchery

Anchoring Floss - Waste Knot

Instructions with illustrations on how to beginning stitching using the waste knot method. Scarlet Quince

Anchoring Floss - Loop Method (Video)

Anchoring Floss - Loop Method (Video)

Learn how to use the loop method to secure embroidery floss.

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

Cross Stitch A Row

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.

Ending Floss (Ending Thread)

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 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.

Floss - How to Separate Strands of Embroidery Floss

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.

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

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