This project features large stitch motifs surrounded by four background and border stitches, lots to discover in 2 days!

Teaching objectives:

  • Explore stitches in new ways
  • Learn large motif stitches
  • Develop ease and confidence with “twisty” stitches so reliance on the stitch diagrams is reduced

Criss cross features large motif stitches surrounded by border stitches and background stitches. Prework is not required but is recommended to optimize class time.

Stitches used include upright waffle, double fan doubled, herringbone square, Chilly Hollow, crescents, fans, Rhodes diamonds, 6 trip herringbone, layered cross stitch, perspective, point de tresse, criss cross Hungarian, diagonal mosaic, Brighton, and scotch with gobelin

Duration2 day class, for basic to intermediate stitchers
Kit Materials18 ct. mono deluxe canvas; DMC #5 and #8 pearl cottons, DMC cotton floss, Rainbow Gallery Silk Lame Braid, Kreinik #8 braids
Design Size144 x 144 on 18 ct. white canvas, about 8″ x 8″
Student supplies2 pairs 14″ stretcher bars with tacks or staples; scissors, laying tool, magnification and lighting if needed

Available in 4 color ways: purple with yellow, blue with yellow, green with yellow and aqua with black.

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