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Introduction to Cross Stitching

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Welcome to cross stitching 101!

Ever wonder how to begin what may appear to be a daunting journey? Well, look no further, my friend! Bella Stitchery is here to the rescue!

Rest assured, it’s actually not that difficult once you get started. I just posted a YouTube video all about how to read and begin a cross stitch chart, along with some background information on Aida cloth and needle sizing.

In the video, I promised to provide you with the “Meh.” pattern free if you’d like to practice your newly acquired knowledge. Well, here you go. Just open, print or save, and start stitching today!

Meh. Pattern

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cross stitch patterns

Cat and Mouse

Updating you on my stitching journey. I love work in progress photos! ❤️

This is a cat and mouse counted cross stitch I was hired to stitch for a customer.

I’m about 40% done now (two months into the project). This one is (relatively) quick to stitch, since I’m not stitching the background at all.

Here’s where I was about a month ago…

Here’s where I am today…

Here is the link for the cross stitch chart too, if you want to stitch along with me:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/118013471/cat-apult-black-white-pdf-cross-stitch?ga_search_query=Cat&ref=shop_items_search_16

Please share your stitching journey too – I would love to be a part of it! ❤️❤️✂️

embroidery

It’s a Swedish Thing

Love the thick satin embroidery over the dark red cloth.
Love the thick satin embroidery over the dark red cloth.

My new obsession – Swedish embroidery.

Love the color. Love the flowers. Love the style.

What is it? It’s rich – full of life and character. It’s a feeling.

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Happy flowers make for happy linens at Brodera.

Here are some examples of Swedish folk art fiber art:

Embroidery featured on Sticka's blog.
Embroidery featured on Sticka’s blog.
Machine embroidery pattern from www.emblibrary.com
Machine embroidery pattern from http://www.emblibrary.com

Check out the rich tapestry on the chair below, found in Kurbits’ blog. It’s just so very unique and special.

Something to CHAIRish.
Something to CHAIRish.

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I love this amazing technique on the jacket here, too. Fabulous!

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