Cross-stitching is an all-encompassing hobby; it Packs time, money, and resources so you can have a cute embroidered puppy on the wall. Well, it’s a traditional cover story; The stunning creations hidden under a modest needle-making desk don’t have to be so cluttered. Cross stitch is the art of many imaginations and is kept constant in large niches and narrow borders. In this article, I hope to convince you that all the reasons why you think this hobby is just “not for you” are groundless by eliminating the 5 most clichéd reasons why people might not choose the needle correctly.
1 You are very manly
The biggest culprit and the reasons to learn to read the chart in general. You wonder how we can rebalance the male and female characters if you’re worried that getting a little dust through the ring will damage your eternal manhood. In fact, Cross Stitch is coming out fast with sex, it has become very affordable and there are many names in the industry:
Jamie Chamers aka Mr. The linchpin of contemporary embroidery, X Stitch is a 10+-year-old seamstress and curator of some of the best talents across the free cross stitch pattern maker online. His style is often on your face, but always unique from the pack.
Paul Overton’s blog Dudecraft explores all kinds of creative endeavors such as 3D modeling, architecture, and of course cross stitch. He said he welcomes “knitting boys, welding girls.”
One of my personal heroes, Lord Libidon, may hold the title of self-torture, but he is undoubtedly a master of the cross-stitch of human-driven pop culture. From video game models to original transformed 3D transformer pieces, he set the gold standard for men who wanted to embroider.
2 You are too young
Cross Stitch is not only a business card for women but also for older women. Perhaps it was once just the population, but times have changed and now there is a window for boys and girls of all ages. The problem can be twofold; For young people, the topic of traditional cross stitch is not interesting and for older teenagers, it can be very scary. Search “Cross Stitch” on Etsy, where you can find examples of everything from TV shows to devastating smack talk. And for the very youngest, almost all cross stitch suppliers (including Anchor, Fat Cat Cross Stitch, and DMC) have specially designed kits to entertain and train our future experienced embroiderers.
3 You are very inexperienced
In keeping with the previous apologies, the high Ida numbers and impeccable detail of some embroidery kits can be quite intimidating to understand. However, it’s easy to search for designs, beginner designs, and tutorials that take you from two/three color illustrations to the extended entertainment of famous works. Before you look for a kit to test your needle metal, why not use this guide, use some Ida fabric and some threads, and master the basics yourself?
4 You are too busy
Like the classic resistance to having any passion, time is beautifully summed up. Even if you think embroidery takes away precious moments spent on TV shows or reading, I have to admit that I can work in silence for a minute at a time. I found that the TV, radio, or audiobook should always be in the background before I pick up my project and frankly I find it gives me a new level of focus too. While distractions can sometimes be detrimental to getting the kit right, being in that stitch-gen zone will greatly improve your technique.
5 You are unarmed
So you’re inspired to bring this addictive passion into your home, but have no idea where to start or where to find what you need. While there are plenty of free designs on the net and friendly vendors in your local hobby to help you out, almost all suppliers sell their patterns fully integrated with fabric, thread, needles, cards, and instructions. Browse the neat cross stitch kit section on one of my favorite sites to find a design that fits your taste and context.