I like a superb cross sew border. They’re simply the factor to make a easy mission look slightly extra completed or so as to add a bit extra coloration to a mission.
You possibly can add a border to only about any sq. or rectangular cross sew sample you might be engaged on, or you’ll be able to change the border on the sample you might be working in the event you discover one you want higher.
It’s in all probability a good suggestion to resolve that you just need to add or change the border on a cross sew mission earlier than you get began, simply to make sure that you have got sufficient area for it in your cross sew cloth. You’ll want to have the ability to have sufficient white (or no matter coloration your cloth is!) area between the principle a part of the mission and the border, after which area for the border plus slightly additional throughout.
The quantity of area you want between the principle a part of the mission and the border in all probability relies upon a bit on the scale and complexity of the mission itself and of the border. If as an illustration you wished so as to add this bunny border to a spring design, you’d in all probability need extra space between it and the principle design than you would want for a plainer geometric border.
Better Cross Stitch Patterns has some ideas for adjusting a border to suit your sample, in the event you want extra recommendation.
And whereas in fact you may make up your personal cross sew borders, it’s good to see what’s on the market. Printablee has some fairly cross sew borders that should be printed and used for playing cards, not really as cross sew patterns, bur in the event you see one thing there you want you could possibly chart it out by hand and sew it up.
Needlepointers has a small assortment of cross sew border patterns, and in the event you plan on utilizing a number of borders in your cross sew initiatives you may need to put money into a set like this one from The Cross Elephant on Etsy, which has 100 totally different designs you’ll be able to adapt for no matter mission you’re stitching.
[Photo: The Cross Elephant via Etsy.]