Cross Stitch Introductory Basics

So you’re interested in giving cross stitch a try, but you have absolutely no idea how to get started. Not to worry, this video by Bothy Threads (another of my favorite designers) will give you an excellent introduction to the world of cross stitch, including what you’ll need to begin your own masterpiece.

If you’re all ready and raring to go, the next step is go out and buy the things you’ll need to start. Here’s a great supply list from DMC to help you get started. If you want to fast forward into a great new project, pick up a cross stitch kit – they come with a pattern, floss, fabric (usually aida fabric), and a needle to get you going. 123Stitch!, an excellent online needlework shop, has a wonderful selection of kits available for purchase.


Grab what you need, and feel free to share pictures, questions or comments about your first project here. Happy stitching!