The Basics of Cross Stitch course
Welcome to my beginning cross stitch course. It is a pleasure to have you along for this journey. I am so thrilled to be able to introduce you to the craft that I love and save you time, money, and stress in the process.
As I mentioned in my biography, my name is Kristi Bernstein and I have been a needleworker in the art of cross stitch for over 30 years. I started Salty Stitcher Designs to expand the reach of cross stitch and introduce a new generation of artists to the world of cross stitch and needlework.
As I was researching various parts of cross stitch, I realized that information about cross stitch is scattered among many different forums. There is rarely one source that can give you the basics of cross stitch from start to finish. If you are like me, you do not have time to go to several different websites, watch 10 different videos or read a 100-page book and hope that you did not leave anything out. If you are like me, you want to know all the tips upfront and not find out that you missed an opportunity halfway through a project. This is what happened to me. I started my first full coverage project three years ago and, looking back, I would have done a few things differently. My goal is to save you time, money, and stress when beginning to cross stitch.
In this course, I will provide all the knowledge that you need to start stitching. We will go through the materials required to begin your first project and I will show you how complete basic stitches to get you through most projects. We will also touch on:
- The history of cross stitch.
- How to read a cross stitch pattern.
- The tools of the trade and different options.
- How to start stitching and the different options with pros and cons to each.
- Stitch with me videos.
- I will go over book and magazine recommendations for additional topics.
I hope you are as excited as I am. I have designed a small project especially for this course to help convey the concepts mentioned above. Welcome to your one stop shop for cross stitch.
If you enjoy the first part of this course and want to take a deeper dive, you will have the opportunity to add on Part II of the course. Part II will take you down the rabbit hole of cross stitch gear, common stitches, different ways to finish your projects, substituting colors and fabrics, repairing fabric, and the value of the cross stitch community.
If you want more cross stitch, you can follow my progress on projects on YouTube and at www.saltystitcherdesigns.com.
Without further ado, I welcome you to the course.