Cross-stitch for Beginners (ONLINE)
Taught by Rhiannon Platt
Rhiannon Platt is at least third generation fiber artist. Raised by seamstresses, crocheters, and fiber artists of all kinds, she picked up her first pair of needles over a decade ago. Since her first scarf, Rhiannon has gone on to fabricate for Lion Brand Yarn, Nathan Vincent, Olek, Jeila Gueramian, Londonkaye, and Levi’s. In between commissions, she finds time to write patterns and make endless sweaters.
Made with repeated x-shaped stitches, cross-stitch can be a calming alternative to embroidery. This introductory class will cover how to read a chart, spacing out your piece, stitching, and finishing your work.
Students will then customize their work by learning a few embroidery techniques! We'll be making the pattern pictured here.
- cotton embroidery floss (like this)
- a needle (with a big enough eye for your embroidery floss)
- water soluble pen/pencil (like this) - these are great because you can wash the marks off your fabric, but don't panic if you don't have one
- 14 count Aida Cloth in any color
- and a 3 or 4 inch embroidery hoop
- Your glasses and/or good lighting!