Monday, 10 June 2013

Cross Stitch Love xxx using the Cath Kidston pincushion pattern


 
 
 
 
 
When I first learnt to cross stitch I would always use aida, which I suppose is the ideal fabric to use to start. I was never that keen on seeing the aida once the work was complete. More recently I have been experimenting with linen (28 or 30 count) which was a bit tricky at first but I'm really enjoying using it now. I don't know why I never thought of this before now to be honest. I love the tiny neat stitches it creates and how it makes your work miniature and dinky. My first attempt was a scissor keeper (I also used tiny clear glass beads...love x!) This was made for Mothers Day and I stuffed the keeper with fresh lavender which is so gorgeous. It also doubles as a little pin cushion and you get a hit of lavender every time you use it!!
 
The great thing about cross stitch patterns is that they are so versatile. Whatever they were intended for tapestry, needlepoint etc. you can use them as long as what you are working on has some sort of grid. At the moment I'm using the Cath Kidston patterns originally intended for tapestry wool. Great isn't it?
 
 

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