How to Cross-stich in a Few Simple Steps
Claire Miles - July 23, 2022

15 Wholesome Facts

1. Sea otters hold hands when they sleep so they don't drift apart.

2. The voices of Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse got married in real life.

3. Mr. Rogers' sweaters were all knitted by his mom.

4. Libraries outnumber McDonald's in the United States by a ratio of 8:1.

5. There are more trees on Earth than there are stars in the Milky Way galaxy.

6. Babies don't smile because they're happy, they smile because they like the happy reaction from their parents.

7. Oftentimes an octopus heart will skip a beat when they see their potential mate.

8. The Beatles used the word "love" 613 times in their songs.

9. Squirrels plant thousands of new trees each year by forgetting where they put their acorns.

10. A group of bunnies is called a "fluffle".

11. Smiling actually lowers stress, whether you're faking it or not.

12. Cuddling with someone you love is scientifically proven to increase happiness.

13. We are all made of stardust.

14. Happiness levels are about 50% genetic, 10% circumstance, and about 40% choice.

15. For the ancient Greeks, happiness was a civic virtue that required a lifetime of cultivation.

We have seen how cross-stitching has already made a comeback. It is one of the easiest and most fun ways to involve your kids into activities that not only help them to spend their summer break productively but will also ensure a cute family bonding. This article will give all the tips and tricks to begin with cross stitching.

Many people are confused about the sorts of designs of cross stitches. It is a very traditional form of embroidery in which there are more X-shaped stitches on certain fabrics such as cotton and linen. You can even get starter kits to begin with cross stitching, however, you can even buy threads, needles, and hoops from stores for much cheaper. An essential element of a beginner’s guide to cross stitching includes a cross stitch chart. It tells which colors and which type of necessary stitch you need to use on that area. A very important trick is to start stitching from the center. This will ensure that you go all the way up and minimize all the errors. Errors that are done in the center tend to get hidden which allows you more room to make mistakes.

Many people start stitching on a regular piece of cloth, yes that is possible however, it takes a lot of effort as the cloth keeps on shrinking. The best way to avoid such a situation is by investing in a hoop. Hoops will ensure that you keep your cloth fixed in one place while you practice all your art. Furthermore, hoops will also give you the confidence to cross stitch without any external support. Some essential tips and tricks include that you start watching some youtube videos and practice it all along. Furthermore, some people can also join cross-stitching classes as they are not only fun but also extremely therapeutic.