Cross stitch is a form of embroidery, a way of imprinting some form of art on a fabric. Back when fabric stencils or machine operated fabric printers weren’t all the rage, more intricate and elaborate designs were hand-stitched on rich fabrics.
This type of needlework has evolved as a home hobby into a business empire for those whose passions for the art. It has caught on among more and more fans that are willing to pay for more cross stitch supplies. Although it was a more domesticated activity in older times, it can now be conveniently placed on a travel kit and bring it with you to work on whenever you have your free time.
The medical benefits of stitching as a hobby is not reiterated enough. For many working on a stitching project is a powerful calming activity. The repetitive action of stitching each “x” on the stitching holes of the fabric can be some sort of meditation for those who have busy and active days. It can be very relaxing and the end result can be used for personal use or as a gift for those special people in their lives.
Learning how to cross stitch would interest those who don’t want a very challenging past time that requires technical skills, because it truly is the easiest embroidery stitch to work on. Basically, one only has to create “x” marks on the fabric through making two diagonal stitches.
A variety of patterns can be available in classic designs such as the Celtic cross stitch designs, Irish, Italian, and other best known artistic design styles. These intricate and antique designs are very popular.
You may also obtain free Celtic cross stitch sample patterns or any other preferred designs online. Many stitching enthusiasts are very generous with their designs, trivia, hints, tips, and other helpful suggestions to ease or improve your chosen projects.
Even simply designed patterns can be stitched on clothes and such simple clothes will be transformed into cooler or dressier outfit with hip details. A simple white dress can also be transformed into a dramatic dress for a date-worthy event or any celebration.
You can add a personalized touch on plain cotton shirt with just a few stitches. Your pillows, curtains, place mats, bags, and even your bed sheets can look more expensive and sophisticated with a delicately and strategically placed design added with your needle.
The more elaborate and larger-sized patterns can teach people patience. They also attract interested buyers and can command fairly high prices due to its intricacy, time spent working on it, the hundreds of colors, and its framing may contribute to its cost.
The aesthetic and sentimental contributions of cross stitching could never be estimated. Nobody get bored because there are tens of thousands of designs that come out every year. Thus, this past time hold most of people enthralled even if it requires a repetitive action. This ancient embroidery technique would not fade for even more decade or, hopefully, centuries to come.