My name is Ann and I am glad to meet you here! I have been creating counted cross stitch patterns for myself and others for many years, and now I have the opportunity to share it with you too. I am sure you enjoy it. My designs, patterns, and charts are carefully made for ease of working. So... Counted cross stitch...The art or craft of cross stitch is one of the most popular hobbies in the world. Easy to learn and do, 'cross stitch' is simply embroidery stitched with lots of little 'X' stitches to create a lovely design. This fun craft is sometimes referred to as 'counted cross-stitch' because the pattern and fabric require the crafter to count the number spaces to know where to place the stitches. I want to tell you that I really love to cross-stitch. For me, this is a kind of meditation. Stitch by stitch, stitch by stitch ... What can soothe more? You can decorate your house, you can give it as a gift, but first of all it is for you. What is needed for this? Unlike other craft endeavors, cross-stitch supplies you need for start your embroidering, are simple. What could be simpler that a needle and a thread? Usually you start with small and simple designs, and over time become a pro. Today's cross-stitch online store provides a large selection of fabrics and threads. I love Aida fabric. It is easy to embroider on it and to care for. It is woven with the threads grouped into bundles in such a way that small holes remain and allow threading through them. Aida is the most common fabric for counted embroidery. Although it is impossible not to recall evenweave and linen. But to use Aida in my opinion is the easiest. Aida comes in different colors and its color is important. After all, it becomes the background of your final cross-stitch project. What else is important in choosing a fabric is the fabric count - it determines the size of the finished project and its overall appearance.. By the way, it is desirable that the needles size match the choice of fabric count - therefore, I always buy a pack of needles at once. There are also many kinds of cross-stitch floss - Anchor, Madeira ... My personal preference is DMC threads. Nowadays there are a lot of color options for cross-stitch floss. If you download a pattern, it will advice a very specific color. I recommend you to follow these suggestions to be sure the your project turns out as expected. Please note that often it is the subtle variations that add dimension to the finished design. And what else is needed - embroidery hoop and a pair of small scissors. The hoop is necessary so that your cloth remains flat during the stitching process. It makes the work much easier. Although I know people who prefer to go without a hoop. When a project is done and you look at it you get an exhilarating feeling. It is a natural high.
There are hundreds of cross stitch designs in my Galleries and new one is added almost every day. I am sending new designs every few days to members of my Newsletter. You can enter each of my cross stitch albums on this page and look for chart you want.
You can search for the pattern using my search box just enter your search terms comma separated (for example: cats, birds, dogs).
You can sign up to my Newsletter and receive new cross stitch designs each time I send them out.
And you can write me - I'll try to find the cross-stitch pattern you want and add it to my collection.