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Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Thursday, April 11, 2013
You can't call yourself a crafter if you've never cross stitched! It's a right of passage in the crafting world and it is a 'must-do-at-least-once' kinda thing. Recently it has become extremely popular to incorporate cross stitch into modern home decor.
Here is a great 1st time project or just an updated way to practice cross stitching.
1st step, paint your canvas. If you want to go with a white background, I still suggested painting it with white paint. Sure, the canvas is already white, but it will make a more finished look and will show that the white was intentional.
2nd step, map out your lettering. I printed a large font from my computer and used the print as a template. Then I made a grid to map out my stitches.
3rd step, paint the word Sweet.
4th step, with the grid as a guide, I taped it onto the back of the canvas and using a thumb tack, I poked the holes where each of the corners of the crosses would be. Then start stitching using yarn.
And whaaaalaaa, you have a simple and unique addition to your home decor or a really nice home made gift to give.