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An overall guide to enhancing your hobby of creating cross stitch designs on all kinds of fabric. From choosing floss, patterns to techniques and finishing your projects.

CROSS STITCH 101

Welcome to a guide for Beginners's Cross Stitch! 

I am a full time Library Assistant with The Free Library of Philadelphia.  I am an avid reader, dog lover and baker.  In my spare time, I absolutely adore the calm and instructional peace of Cross Stitching.  This is perfect for those who love creating with their own two hands, rule following and gift giving.  I rely heavily on books acquired from my local library because it's free and I enjoy hands on techniques.  With the internet so readily available, I have begun to use it for E-Books, to view tutorials for techniques and questions that I can't find in the books and for ordering supplies.

This video from The Peacock & Fig is lengthy at 10 minutes but it's the quickest, to the point, informational video around!!

References

The Free Library of Philadelphia                       Amazon                   

Youtube                        Peacock&Fig               Hoopla

BOOKS FOR BEGINNERS

Books have the ability to enable a creative mind.  The top two listed here are some gems that I have borrowed from The Free Library of Philadelphia.  I ended up purchasing them because the information was invaluable to me.  Many people learn different ways so I have included a needlework example as well.  Mixing forms of embroidery and needlepoint is how we got the term Cross-Stitch. 

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E-BOOKS

New formats allow us to both learn by listening and watching in the comfort of our own homes.  I enjoy this when the