I guarantee that for the majority of you, if you try counted cross stitch, you will become addicted – just like me. The art or craft of cross stitch is one of the most popular hobbies in the world. Easy to learn and do, it is simply embroidery stitched with lots of little ‘x’ stitches to create a lovely design. The following are just a few of the benefits gained from cross stitching:
Benefit #1: Counted cross stitch is a relaxing hobby.
Do you need a way to relax and unwind from your stressful life? Counted cross stitch is a great way to calm down after a long day at work.
Benefit #2: Counted cross stitch can be done almost anywhere!
Have you been looking for a portable hobby? All the supplies for one kit can generally be stored in one bag, whether it be a Ziploc bag, a tote bag, or other type of bag. You can stitch while waiting at the doctor’s office, while on vacation, or while watching your favorite TV program or movie or listening to music at home.
Benefit #3: The basic supplies are inexpensive.
Are you looking for an inexpensive way to spend your free time? You can buy one kit that will last you for weeks or months, giving you many hours of calming, productive activity. There are also many free patterns available online. The supplies needed to work with any kit or standalone pattern are not very costly.
Benefit #4: Counted cross stitch projects can become gifts for loved ones and friends.
Do you hate spending hours trying to find a gift and/or a card for a loved one or friend? Create inexpensive, hand-made gifts for holidays, birthdays, etc. Bookmarks, refrigerator magnets, and mugs are just a few of the many small projects you can create as gifts. You can also make cards for any occasion instead of spending money on mass-produced cards. Hand-made cards and gifts are very original and personal and everyone will appreciate the time and effort you have put into it.
Benefit #5: Counted cross stitch can be done at any time of the year.
Do you get the blues in winter from being stuck indoors in bad weather? Cross stitching can provide hours of relaxing and fun activity that can be done in the comfort of your warm home.