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Cross Stitch original pen and ink and watercolour illustration by Rosie Brooks

Cross Stitch original pen and ink and watercolour illustration by Rosie Brooks

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Cross stitch is a form of embroidery that involves stitching small "X" shapes to create a pattern or design on fabric. It is a popular hobby and craft that can be enjoyed by people of all ages and skill levels.

To create a cross stitch pattern, a design is first charted onto graph paper or digitally using software. The design is then transferred onto the fabric, which is typically a woven cotton or linen material with an even weave that makes it easy to count stitches.

The stitcher then follows the chart, using floss or embroidery thread to stitch each "X" shape onto the fabric. The floss is typically made up of six strands, but stitchers can adjust the number of strands they use depending on the thickness of the fabric and the desired effect.

Cross stitch can be used to create a wide variety of designs, from simple geometric shapes and letters to complex scenes and portraits. It can also be combined with other embroidery techniques, such as backstitching, to create additional texture and detail.

In addition to being a fun and relaxing hobby, cross stitch can also have therapeutic benefits. It has been shown to reduce stress and anxiety, improve cognitive function, and promote mindfulness and relaxation.

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