Sunday, September 4, 2011

Counted Cross Stitch Kits - Modern DIY Home Decor

If you're looking for some modern DIY home decor ideas, you won't want to miss our newest selection of counted cross stitch kits from Dimensions.  We're adding a variety of creative needlework projects to cover a range of skill levels, from Learn-A-Craft Kits for beginners to Gold Collection Kits for experienced cross stitchers.

You'll find them in the Counted Cross Stitch Kits section of the store!

The Live, Love, Laugh Counted Cross Stitch Kit features a lovely vintage rose inspired cross stitch design. Kit includes 18-count white cotton Aida, presorted cotton thread, needle, chart and instructions.



Live, Love, Laugh is a modern cross stitch design with romantic appeal.  Perfect for creating a beautiful anniversary or wedding keepsake to celebrate your special day or for handmade gift giving.

Note to beginners: Aida cloth refers to the cotton mesh fabric used for counted cross stitch.  The mesh forms small square openings in the fabric.  The count refers to the number of cross stitch squares per inch of fabric.  As the count number increases, the individual cross stitches get smaller.  While this increases the resolution or detail of the cross stitch design, it also increases the difficulty.  Kits with 18-count Aida fabric are recommended for experienced cross stitchers, while kits with 14-count Aida or lower are a good choice for beginners just getting started in counted cross stitch.

The Tuscan Sunflower Counted Cross Stitch Kit features a sunny Italian villa cross stitch design.

Kit includes 14-count natural cotton Aida, presorted cotton thread, needle, chart and instructions.

Display your finished needle art in a favorite family gathering area in your home or give as a creative housewarming gift for a friend!

Note to beginners: In counted cross stitch, the design is not printed on the foundation fabric as it is with stamped cross stitch. The Aida cloth used for counted cross stitch is a blank mesh fabric. Stitch placement is accomplished by translating a printed chart to the Aida fabric.  Stitchers read the chart and then count the squares in the fabric to determine the correct location for each stitch. Symbols are used on the chart to indicate thread color.

Counted Cross Stitch Kits for Beginners

The Sweet Home Learn-A-Craft Kit is an ideal embroidery starter kit for learning counted cross stitch.

Kit includes a 6-inch embroidery hoop, 14-count ivory cotton Aida, presorted cotton thread, needle, chart and instructions.

I love the Learn-A-Craft series of embroidery kits because they offer an affordable, low risk option for beginners to give a craft a try.

They provide everything a beginner needs to get started cross stitching.  And, when your needlework is finished, the hoop can be used as a creative frame for easy display.

Visit the Counted Cross Stitch Kits section for details on these kits and to see our complete selection of cross stitch kits for beginners and experienced stitchers.  This is a growing section of the store, so be sure to check back now and then for new product arrivals.

Weekend Kits offers a unique collection of Art & Craft Kits for adults, teens, and kids.  You'll find the very best selection of kits from well known brands as well as independent artists.  Stop by today and be ready to create handmade needle art on your next Weekend at Home!  Thanks for visiting the Weekend Kits blog.

2 comments:

James-Linda said...

THANK YOU FOR THE BEAUTIFUL WEEKEND AUGUST KIT, A BABY QUILT KIT! IT IS SO BEAUTIFUL+I AM A 'LUCKY DUCK' TO HAVE BEEN CHOSEN TO RECEIVE IT. I WILL BE MAKING IT SOON+GIVING IT TO OUR LOCAL CHARITY FOR UNWED MOMS! THANKS AGAIN!

jldouglas@wispwest.net

Anne at Weekend Kits said...

You're welcome Linda! Thanks so much for leaving a comment letting us know - it's really appreciated :)