Friday, November 6, 2009

Beginner Cross Stitch Kits - Learn a New Craft!

You'll find a new selection of counted cross stitch kits in the Embroidery Kits section of the store. Learn-A-Craft Kits from Dimensions were designed with the adult beginner in mind.

If you've always wanted to learn how to cross stitch, these beginner counted cross stitch kits make it easy to give it a try.

The Lighthouse - Beginner Cross Stitch Kit includes a 6" round plastic hoop, 11-count white Aida fabric, embroidery floss, needle, and instructions.

The embroidery hoop is used to hold your fabric taut while stitching. You can also use the hoop to display your finished needleart. This is an ideal starter project for learning cross stitch.

You'll need a small pair of scissors for snipping threads. Many stitchers use a floss organizer to separate the floss colors and help keep them from getting tangled together.

The Noah - Beginner Cross Stitch Kit features a Noah's Ark theme with a smiling sun. Your completed needleart will be perfect for decorating baby's nursery! For a more formal appearance, you could finish with a coordinating mat & frame.

Unlike stamped cross stitch, in counted cross stitch, the fabric is not pre-printed with the design. You'll learn to use a color chart to determine where to place your stitches on the fabric. Symbols are used to show the location of each stitch as well as the corresponding thread color.

The embroidery floss is comprised of 6 individual strands of cotton thread that will need to be separated prior to use. The instructions provided in the kit will indicate the number of strands needed for stitching.

The Sunflowers Mini Counted Cross Stitch Kit from Bucilla is a cheerful cross stitch design adapted from original artwork. This kit includes 14-count white Aida fabric, embroidery floss, needle, chart, and instructions.

Mini cross stitch kits are nice starter projects for beginners. The stitched size of this mini design is 5" x 5-1/2". The smaller size also makes this a quick project for experienced cross stitchers with limited free time.

Make sure to see our complete selection of cross stitch kits in the Embroidery Kits section of the store.

Visit Weekend Kits to explore a variety of kits for beginners and be ready to learn a new craft on your next Weekend at Home!

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