Have you ever done cross stitch? I tried a few pieces when I was younger, and actually, thinking back, I really enjoyed it. It’s quite relaxing, just making small regular stitches. It can be taken anywhere, done while you sit in the waiting room somewhere, picked up and put down at any time, and doesn’t make any mess. Materials are freely available and not too expensive. And the end result can be quite stunning! Whether you turn your cross stitch into a framed work of art or incorporate it into another craft, such as making it into a cushion or handmade card – cross stitch is a lovely craft activity to try.
Patterns can be expensive though, so when I came across this free bundle I was so taken with them. What a gorgeous series, and all 4 patterns are free. Give these a try. They are rated as beginner and you’ll be so delighted with the end result. These small pieces are great to begin with and would make such cute cards.
If stitched on 14-count fabric over 1 thread, finished dimensions of each is approx. 4.5 x 7.25 inches.
- You will need 1 skein of each listed color of DMC floss
- even weave fabric of your choice
- a tapestry needle
- an embroidery hoop and embroidery scissors
- Materials for finishing your stitched piece. (ie: Frame or materials to make a pillow, etc…)
Download the free patterns here