Craft Trends – Cross Stitch

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By Craft Trends Contributor, Gillian from the blog Dried Figs and Wooden Spools. Check out our Craft Trends board on Pinterest!

I think my very first exposure to crafting, of any kind, was watching my mother cross stitch. It was an evening ritual that began with the winding of the thread onto cards and ended with samplers and pillows and embroidery galore. And I have to admit that when I had my chance to pick up a needle and thread and give it a go I found it…boring. Not the sewing, but the results. I didn’t like the style of the patterns available, so I just avoided cross stitch. For a long, long time. But lately, I don’t know if you’ve noticed, cross stitch is cool again. Cross stitch patterns themselves have come a long way, with a wide range of stylish, modern and funky styles available, not to mention the growing trend to create your own patterns.

And cross stitch sewing isn’t the only thing that’s in, cross stitch style, from painted and printed to oversized yarn stitching crops up in all manner of design situations. I love these wall sized cross stitch art pieces, so simple but so fun!

Cross-stitch as Wall Art

Equally cool is this idea of labels for your pantry staples using cross stitch fonts. Think how fun this style would look on your craft room bins!

Cross-stitch Canisters

Whether you want to take advantage of cross stitch style, or you’re interested in jumping into the craft itself, check out our archives and kits to help get yourself started. And don’t forget to hop over to our Craft Trends Pinterest Board for more inspiration!

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About Gillian

Gillian Grimm lives in Charlottesville, Virginia where she balances writing, cooking and crafts with eight chickens, two kids, a dog, a cat and a husband. As the daughter of a Journalist, she grew up all over the United States, switching schools, towns and newspapers every few years and loved every minute of it! She now works as a freelance writer, primarily in the craft industry but with a few forays into travel writing, narrative non-fiction and educational matters. Gillian was recently published in the literary journal the “The Northville Review”. You can find more of Gillian’s work at “Dried Figs and Wooden Spools”.

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