In this video, I will show you how to start cross stitching; how to find the centre of your aida, how to put it in the hoop, and how to secure your thread.
The method I’m using here is actually a new way I’ve been teaching and I changed because I have started using colour variations thread. This is simply thread that has a few colours in one strand so as you are stitching the stitches gradually change colour. My old method for starting your cross stitch doesn’t work for this kind
So, on with the instructions. You always start stitching in the centre of your fabric and you can find the centre by folding your fabric/
Then pop your
Your thread is already cut and ready to use if you have bought a kit; take two strands and separate it carefully and thread your needle with the two ends.
For your first stitch come up the top left hole of the square you are starting on and leave and hold about an inch of thread out at the back. Then go diagonally across into the bottom right hole. Next, come back up the top right hole and back down into the bottom left. (For more details and video on how to do a cross stitch pop over to this post).
As you are stitching make sure your stitches are going over the inch
And that’s how you start!