Wednesday, 6 January 2016

Teaching the Art of Cross Stitch

I LOVE introducing people to the art of Cross Stitch.

Sarah (my youngest son Jordyn's girlfriend) LOVES the video game Legend of Zelda - Ocarina of Time.  I found a free chart on line of the 3 Spiritual Stones (part of a huge design).  I asked if she wanted to try cross stitching it or if she wanted me to do it for her.  She decided to try stitching it herself.  She is stitching the 3 small parts first to practice before stitching the large project.  

Here are the 3 projects so far.  She completed the Goron's Ruby in 1 1/2 days (first time ever stitching).  She surprised me by backstitching (with no lessons).  I am very proud of her.

Second one took a week.

Third one also about a week and counting ... She would stitch more but is job searching.

Tonight she asked me to help her design a smaller Zelda project for her sister's birthday January 20th. I think she is "hooked" on cross stitch... She also knits and crochets.  I told my son, she is definitely a "keeper"!!


  1. Ooo the triforce perhaps? I stitched these three with a different pattern using all dmc light effects. Total nightmare lol. They're in October of 2014 on my blog if she wants to see lol. She did great!

  2. It is so great to be able to share love of a hobby with someone.

  3. That's great 😀 I got the kids stitching but at the moment I can't get out new threads too big a mess in my craft area.