What’s not to love about cross stitching? You can enjoy the therapeutic movement of crossing the needle and thread to create a beautiful image or pattern, and it can be done practically anywhere at any time! If you love the art of cross stitch as much as we do, you’re certainly going to love cross-stitching.com.
There is so much to see and do on this site that you’ll definitely need to make yourself comfy or even grab a cuppa while you browse. If you click on the Charts & Patterns tab, you will find an endless amount of free, downloadable charts for you to use. There are so many to choose from, with simple charts for beginners and some that are a little more challenging for experienced stitchers. We absolutely love these gorgeous snowscape cards which would be perfect for Christmas! To be able to download any of these charts, you will need to register with the site, but by doing so, you unlock so much more than just the charts. You don’t need to provide any card or home address details, just a name and an email address!
Once you have registered, you can start posting on the forum. This is a friendly, online
environment where the members of the site can get together and talk about all things cross stitch. There are conversations about works in progress, finished pieces, magazine articles, and even one just for general chit chat. Posts on the forum are monitored, so we can guarantee that this is a safe space with only positive and helpful people posting.
If you’re a cross stitch beginner or would like to take it up as a hobby, there is a really great How To section on the site with plenty of tips and FAQs to help you get started. It is all written in a very easy-to-read way, so anybody can pick up a needle and thread and get going! There are some useful videos to help show you how to do things like French Knots and tieing off your threads, as well as a glossary, in case there are some words or terms that you aren’t sure of.
Something else that may be of interest is the competitions that the site runs. In the Win section, you will find a list of contests for you to enter. Some come from the cross-stitching.com site itself, but the site also pulls in competitions from other sources, like magazines or other cross stitching sites. The contests update as more are opened, so it’s definitely worth keeping your eyes on that page if cross stitch is your thing!
This site is friendly for people with any level of cross stitching experience, so we definitely recommend you take a look. Cross-stitching.com has so many different things to look at and to read with regular updates, that it seems impossible for anyone to not enjoy browsing!