Cross Stitching Makes a Comeback

Cross Stitching Makes a Comeback

Cross stitching is known today as a great hobby or pastime, but at one point it was an educational tool in most schools. Girls learned the art of stitching as a part of home economics. Even today, some schools in Ireland and the UK require this technique as part of an exam. But the older examples of schoolgirl cross stitch designs were more than that. They were used as a showcase for their expertise, and as a reference for future projects. All the different stitches learned in school would be combined into one finished project called a sampler. These can sometimes be found in antique shops and museums. The earliest known sampler dates from the late 16th century, and recently other samplers from the 18th and 19th centuries sold at auction for between $4,000 and $6,000.

In modern times, cross stitching became more of a pastime. People of all ages, both women and men too, are becoming cross stitchers. Hobbyists today offer many different types of needlework art ranging from simple to intricate. I’ve completed dozens and dozens of kits from different hobby shops. The selection to choose from is enormous! You can pick up any number of designs categories such as the Mystical fantasy and dragons to Christmas. Also very popular are cross stitch alphabet fonts. Eventually, I discovered the designs I was looking for were not available and I began to think about making my own. Sometimes I just wanted to add a border or change a colour, but then I began to make the whole thing from start to finish. It’s also fun to combine elements of two different designs. Here are just a few of my designs, but I’m always working on something new. New ideas come faster than I can create them! And I love feedback, so please send me your ideas too, and you can see what it might look like in an actual chart. Imagine stitching your own creation!

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