Would you like to start stitching? Don’t know what you need? I have prepared a small checklist for beginners with most necessary items in this tip.
A small checklist for the beginners.
Cross stitch fabric
Cross stitch is usually stitched on aida, a fabric woven with an evenly-spaced grid of holes. These are the tiny holes you’ll use to cross stitch.
Cross stitch needles
Find a needle size that will comfortably pass back and forth through the holes in the fabric without stretching. A size 24 would work well for 14 count aida.
The majority of cross-stitch designs are stitched with embroidery thread. The most popular brand is DMC.
Use an embroidery hoop to keep the fabric taut while you stitch. They are a great way to maintain good tension and count your stitches.
And of course you need a chart. You can buy it or make yourself. Visit my Etsy shop to find some. 🙂
I hope my tips were useful for you.