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