Cross stitch: step by step exercises, charts and tips (VIDEO)

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Embroidery back in fashion! You may have seen both their social networks and in various impressive embroidered blogs and thought, "Wow, how someone can do something like this?", But believe me, it's not so hard to do!

One of the simplest embroidery techniques for beginners and has a beautiful result is the cross point!

The cross point is a technique in which spots form an X and are of uniform size and appearance, which makes it even more beautiful embroidery.

It is considered the oldest form of embroidery. Back in fashion after the British young people resume the habit of making handicraft products to address the crisis of 2008. And it can be an interesting way out for you too!

Learn more about cross stitch and see some interesting techniques not only for beginners, but also for the more experienced who want more advanced graphics and techniques!

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What you need to start embroidering?

Cross stitch: step by step exercises, charts and tips (VIDEO)

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If you have never done an embroidered in your life, it is important to know what is needed to start practice. So you can already start his first works with everything at hand and prepared to make beautiful designs! You will need basically:

thick needle tip : Especially for beginners it is essential that the needle tip thick because it is the most comfortable for the cross point. Or you can take the risk to go out with your fingers all bruised and bored, which is not cool right?

skeins: Skeins are skeins of yarn to be used to do embroidery. You will find them in many different colors. That is, it is good that you have a good list of options to make the most varied combinations in the time to prepare your graphics.

tammy : The etamine is the fabric to embroider popular and is ideal for beginners, for its ease of handling. In addition, it serves to virtually all types of decoration or personal use parts.

shears : The shears is useful for cutting tissue. It is important that you choose a really good to avoid any damage to the material. Remember to use it only to cut tissue and nothing else.

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small scissors : Small scissors is the smallest model even useful for finishes. Remember that it should always be sharp to prevent the wires chewing.

Graphics : Are the designs that you will use as a base to carry out embroidery. Each will have a level of difficulty, from easy to more difficult and will require different techniques for its execution.

With these materials you can already do their work without any problems and will be ready to rock in embroidery!

Exercises and important tips for beginners

It is starting the cross point and is lost in the technical? So how about seeing some cool tips for beginners? They will help you in basic things that are important to make a beautiful embroidery.

Here are some good educational videos for you to learn important steps and train your technique!

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As cut etamine

This video is helpful for you to learn how to cut the etamine correctly without damaging the fabric. Remember that this is the only way to do this task. It is important to follow the lines, preventing the cut from above or from below do not spoil the material. If err, you may have wasted etamine.

How to get cast off and take the line of the skein

Learn the first steps of how to start embroidering indeed. See how to get the thread without damaging it or wrap the wires and how to make the point because the cross, with the main points and the correct way to cast off after the making of the points.

Reading cross stitch charts

Learn how to discover the size of the embroidery on the fabric through the chart, identify what is meant by the darker lines, find the middle embroidery, how to choose the colors of embroidery, read the subtitles, and other essential information.

Exercises for beginners

Learn two exercises to boost their learning in cross stitch: a simple Carrigaline (which will help you become familiar with the cross point) and Carrigaline zigzag. Both very simple and it will help you in your first embroidery!

More exercises for beginners

Exercises easier for you to learn the basics of cross stitch. They are very useful for you to exercise different points before you start developing your graphics.

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Exercise outline

Contour exercises are important for the moment you start preparing your graphics. Also called point behind, it is one of the easiest points and will be very useful for you.

After all these tips and lessons will be much easier to start and rock the cross stitch!

10 charts of different levels for you to download

Now that you have learned some basics, it's time to start making your first graphics! That is, the time you put into practice everything you have learned and go evolving embroidery.

So we show some graphs of different levels for you to go training according to their ability, and if you already have experience in the embroidery, you can also find some ideas for new works.

1. Heart

Level: Beginner

Where to apply: Napkins, dish cloths, frames, key chains, towels, applications in boxes.

Cross stitch: step by step exercises, charts and tips (VIDEO)

Photo: Playback / Cross Stitch Pattern

2. Dove of Peace

Level: Beginner

Where to apply: Napkins, frames, coasters, table cloth, dish cloth.

Cross stitch: step by step exercises, charts and tips (VIDEO)

Photo: Playback / Cross me not

3. Cupcake

Level: Beginner

Where to apply: Tablecloths, napkins, tea towels, tablecloths.

Cross stitch: step by step exercises, charts and tips (VIDEO)

Photo: Playback / Cross me not

4. Babies

Level: Beginner / Intermediate

Where to apply: Maternity pictures, towels, sheets, Baby Shower favors;

Cross stitch: step by step exercises, charts and tips (VIDEO)

Photo: Playback / Dginielafee

5. Cupid

Level: Beginner / Intermediate

Where to apply: Tablecloths, napkins, gifts, application boxes and other objects.

Cross stitch: step by step exercises, charts and tips (VIDEO)

Photo: Playback / Free Cross Stitch Pattern

6. Alphabet

Level: Beginner

Where to apply: Any application surface.

Cross stitch: step by step exercises, charts and tips (VIDEO)

Photo: Playback / Cross Stitch Pattern

7. Tinkerbell

Level:Advanced

Where to apply: Children towels, bags, paintings, hand towels, clothing applications.

Cross stitch: step by step exercises, charts and tips (VIDEO)

Photo: Playback / Chart Cross Stitch

8. Hummingbird

Level: Advanced

Where to apply: Towels, tables, tablecloths, decorative pieces.

Cross stitch: step by step exercises, charts and tips (VIDEO)

Photo: Playback / Cross Stitch Pattern

9. Wonder Woman

Level: Advanced

Where to apply: Children towels, decorations, towels, bags, T-shirts.

Cross stitch: step by step exercises, charts and tips (VIDEO)

Photo: Playback / Portal Point Cruz

10. Super Mario

Level: intermediate

Where to apply: Children towels, ornaments, wall, bags, T-shirts.

Cross stitch: step by step exercises, charts and tips (VIDEO)

Photo: Playback / Cross Me Not

Work in cross stitch to inspire you

Another very important thing is to see inspiring work in cross stitch. So you can see how the end result is beautiful and will feel encouraged to keep training!

In addition, you can also meet other techniques that can be very interesting to be implemented in their embroidery. See some amazing examples!

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There are so many beautiful inspirations that the will is rushing out to pick up the needle and start right now, is not it?