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Yiota Christodoulou
London - United Kingdom
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Abstract and modern cross stitch art
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Art in cross stitch
Cross stitch is a from of art, we "paint" and create a masterpiece by making tiny crosses next to each other and forming a picture.

Lets just start by explaining what a cross stitch pattern is. It looks like a graph paper with grids made up of tiny squares. Each tiny square on the grid represents a square of aida fabric. While there are a lot of tiny squares, there are darker lines that mark off 10 x 10 sections of the pattern. The darker lines enable you to follow the pattern easier. Some people might even mark these lines on their fabric, with a water soluble marking pen.

There are two methods of stitching. The first method is to work a row of half stitches (////), then work back (\\\\) to complete the X's. Use this method for most stitching. The second method is to complete each X as you go. Use this method for vertical rows of stitches. It is important that all the X's are crossed in the same direction. That is, the top thread of the X should always slant in the same direction (either \ or /). It does not matter which way they slant, but if they are mixed the finished piece will look uneven.

Yiota's XStitch design cross stitch patterns and kits.
All our cross stitch kits include pre-wound threads on card bobbins. We have medium, large and advanced cross stitch kits offering a wide variety of fabrics.

We also offer free cross stitch patterns in order for people to get to know our products.

Please visit our shop for more details.

Abstract horse cross stitch

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