I have been an avid cross stitcher since I was taught by my mum at the age of about 7-8 years old.
I think I started off with kits and now I put pictures through a cross stitch program called PC stitch and also design my own in that program.
The most fun thing is though - is passing on that skill to the next generation.
My daughter mentioned that she wanted to do some cross stitch too. So I went to the shop looked at kits and thought that I had all the threads and aida cloth at home so all I needed to get was a hoop for her.
So what does Fiskars got to do with Cross stitch?
Instead of going to the cross stitch program and chart approach for my daughter...
I decided to do the picture direct on the aida cloth approach instead.
First I asked her if she wanted a flower or a butterfly. She chose butterfly.
Next the colours were chosen.... and the cloth put in the new hoop (pink of course what other colour is there for a 7 year old girl).
She is so good.... Fiskars colours are there..... Orange and bright green. Awesome!
Next - so she knows where to put what colour we got out the maker pens and coloured in the spots where she wanted the colours.
All there is left, is to start stitching. I'll keep you posted on the progress.
So far its one on one very slow coaching on how to form the crosses with the thread.
My daughter is getting there and is nearly finished the head already in just 2 hours. She is a trouper and is putting up with me saying.... "not quite.... I'll unpick this and you can do it again."
Hope you too can start stitching your own designed cross stitches with Fiskars templates.
If you are a true beginner have a look at this link it shows you the basics on how to do cross stitching.
Learn To Cross-Stitch
If you do a cross stich using Fiskars Shape Templates we would love to see it.
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