If you’re like most stitchers, you’re always looking for great cross stitch tips! Here’s a video I made that will hopefully inspire you to get out your unfinished works in progress and start stitching again like a pro! In the video, I show some of my little tricks to keep myself organized while doing cross stitch (like what I do with my scissors, floss, needles and threader, etc). I find keeping my tools organized is so important, as it allows me to stitch better and I never lose anything important.
I also discuss how I’ve been going so far in the large Michelangelo design I’d been working on for about six months or so. This cross stitch pattern is about two-thirds done in the video, and in the video I discuss a few things I’ve learned and improved on while stitching it. And you can see pictures of the finished stitching and learn more about the Shades of Grace cross stitch pattern here! You can also see my stitching set-up with the legs I made so it can sit in my lap while stitching. I have a neck injury, so it was really important for me to figure out a way to stitch reclined, and not have to hold the frame or a hoop.
Want to learn how I created the adapted scroll frame? Check out this post about how I made the rear legs for my scroll frame, it’s easier than you think! If you have a few basic tools and a few bits of wood, you can make this at home too.
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