Hello Friends and New Readers,
Warm welcome to my humble blog. Hope the Mid-week has been well for you.
I’ve found an interesting way to do Cross-Stitching. Instead of Using Aida/ Even-weave, I’m trying out with Gingham Cloth.
I’m starting to like how the look of the it.
It does add a little country style to it. I’ve attached a humble picture of my try out so far:
I’m following a Cross-Stitch Pattern which eventually I hope to turn it into a pillow cover. This is still at the beginning of the work. Hopefully in the weeks to come, I’m able to complete it.
The challenges I find using Gingham Cloth are as follows:
1) The space are not really squarish-looking, so in a way, the Cross stitches may not have a square looking shape. I then realized that it may be the Gingham cloth which I’ve chosen. Some have a small square looking shape, others come in a more oblong shape. So the choice of Gingham Cloth is important.
2) The quality of the cloth. I have purchased some expensive ones at SGD$8 per meter (100% cotton) which has a steady look compare to SGD$2 which is soft and easily crumpled. So I guess, it really depends on how much you would like to pay for your project.
3) I have to use at least 4 strands of embroidery floss compared to the normal 2 strands as the 4 strands will have a better impact on the cloth. Also I tend to choose more solid colour compare to pastel ones. I guess, this maybe personal choices, but I don’t recommend in using 2 strands as the cross-stitched work looks too sketchy and does not have a solid look.
Feel Free to drop me any comments/feedback on your experiences in using any other sewing cloth. I would love to hear from you.
I wish you happy stitching ahead.