Welcome! Whether you are a beginner or an expert, it is always fun to learn new tricks. Cross stitching dates back to the Middle Ages. If you have visited historic homes or museums, you have likely seen hand stitched samplers dating back hundreds of years. Those of us who stitch as a means of relaxation are very confusing to onlookers who see our hobby as an exercise in frustration.
Learning ways to make the journey easier will help novices to get hooked and will make the experts nod at the things they are already doing and become excited at something new.
Is cross stitching really relaxing?
Yes!! I find that the more stressed I am, the more that stitching can calm me down. It hasn’t always been this way, but once I got to the point where I felt comfortable with the craft… there are days when I just can’t stop. I have my comfy chair which sits in front of my bay window. I love using the natural light whenever I can. When I can’t, I have a great lamp that provides me with all the light I need. I have all my materials within my reach. Then, watch out! My TV is a remote click away and I have been know to binge watch and stitch a day away.
I hope you find something helpful on my future posts. If you have any other tips, please share them with me.