Free Kitchen Cross Stitch Patterns Online
The Joys of Cross Stitching
Cross is a relaxing craft that has been a favorite for years. I learned cross stitching at my grandmother's knee when I was about 10. I can still remember resenting the time spent there learning how to put little stitches on fabric. I just couldn't see the sense in it. Now many, many years later I am thankful for the patience and perseverance of my grandmother. I have been cross stitching ever since and have loved every minute of it.
There are many ways you can use a cross stitch pattern. For our purposes, concerning this particular lens, I will be concentrating on how to use cross stitch to add fresh, one of a kind decor to your kitchen.
What type of fabric do you use for cross stitch
Counted cross stitch requires an evenweave fabric. An evenweave face is a fabric has the same number of holes vertically as well as horizontally. The two main types of evenweave fabric are aida cloth and linen.
Linen typically comes in an off white shading and is made from a strong, bleached flax. The most popular linen fabrics are: Edinburgh linen which in a 36 count; Belfast linen in a 32 count; Dublin linen in a 25 count; and Corn linen in a 19 count. Linen is typically used for finer, more intricate cross stitch patterns.
Aida cloth is a woven cotton material. It comes in many sizes including, 6 count, 8 count,11 count, 14 count, 16 count, 18 count, 22 count, and 28 count. Generally, the favorite size counts are 14 and 18 count. What the aida cloth count represents is the number of stitches per inch. So if you are using 14 count you will beable to make 14 stitches per inch.
Aida cloth also comes in a variety of colors. The colors most used are; cream, white, and beige. There are many colorful choices you can also use including: peach, blue, green, red, yellow, black. navy blue, and many more.
The many uses of cross stitch in your kitchen
There are many, many uses for cross stitch in your kitchen.
Some of the more popular ones are:
For the best all around kitchen motif selection, this is the book for you.
Free Cross Stitch Pattern
On this website you will find free cross stitch patterns including: apples, plums, cherries, pumpkins and pears. The patterns are easy to read, the directions are easy to follow and they are perfect to stitch on a potholder, trivet, napkin, placemat, dish towel or dishcloth.
There are also patterns of dishes, jugs, jam, and a pitcher. These are great for a wall hanging or picture to decorate your kitchen.
There are also a few cross stitch patterns for tablecloths which you are sure to love.
Free teapot patterns
On this site you will find a beautiful selection of cross stitch patterns concentrating on the tea cup and teapot motif. They are perfect for that tea pot style decor that many people love.
You are sure to find the perfect tea pot or tea cup patterns on this site.
Unique patterns to use in the kitchen
This website has a quirky collection of free cross stitch patterns for your use. These patterns are perfect for the cross stitcher who wants to display a collection of cross stitch pictures with a sense of humor. Some of these selections, classified under food, are: The Lonely Little Onion, Super Sushi Sampler, Coffee Time, Red Hot Chili Pepper, and Wee Garlic Surprise. They are sure to tickle your funny bone.
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