I'm becoming a little obsessed with basic crafting techniques + cross stitch might just be number one on my list. There is something very charming about it.
Day two of Craft Camp the girls all learned how to follow a simple cross stitch pattern, thread a needle + tie a french knot. Skills they will hopefully be able to use many times in the future. To make a simple monogrammed cross stitch you'll need:
- 4" hoop
- embroidery floss
- cross stitch fabric
- pattern (here is the one we used)
When the girls finished with their initial, I trimmed the excess fabric from the hoop (leaving about a 1/2"). I then hot glued the remaining fabric to the back inside of the hoop. The girls then used colored pencils to color the unfinished wood of the hoop. You could paint or stain the hoop if that was your preference (although that should be done before you begin stitching.)