Generally after I’m searching for issues to jot down about I’ll kind one thing imprecise into Pinterest (like, say “cross sew”) and simply see what comes up. Generally it will likely be patterns, typically instructional posts, however there’s normally one thing attention-grabbing that offers me an concept of one thing to jot down about.
That’s the place the publish about cross stitching a QR code got here from, by the best way.
Anyway, I used to be doing that lately and I got here throughout this publish from Skip to My Lou about cross stitched letters to make use of as dwelling decor.
Tremendous cute, proper?
The one downside is, the publish is from 2018 and I can’t discover that that specific product exists anymore.
Nevertheless it did get me considering. It seems like the bottom letter is picket, and he or she talks about it having pre-drilled holes to make the stitches. However I ponder in case you couldn’t do the identical form of factor with paperboard or heavy posterboard.
You might simply lower out the letters, then work out the place your holes must go to have the ability to make sufficient holes so you may cross sew on it (for instance you want a minimum of three holes per row to be able to make two stitches, as you may see within the photograph) and evenly area them throughout the letter.
Then you need to use one thing sharp to poke holes the place you’ve marked. Relying on the thickness of your base letter you might probably do that with a pointy stitching needle, or you might strive a knitting needle, or very rigorously use a craft knife to poke small holes.
This can be a nice setup for a primary children’ cross sew mission, as a result of they will sew with yarn and an enormous plastic needle (in fact be sure the needle will match by way of the opening you’ve made with yarn on it) and simply concentrate on making the x form.
For those who give this a strive I’d love to listen to the way it works! Or if you already know of a supply for picket letters with drilled holes, tell us.
[Photo: Skip to My Lou]