Hey all…to you remember that I started a stitch along? It’s for this project…
It’s a Scattered Seeds Samplers chart. The gals at Stitchery Nook in Osage, Iowa have volunteered to makes kits and sell them. I know many of you have already purchased kits and plan to stitch along. You can order the supplies through THIS LINK if you you’re interested in joining us.
As I said earlier, feel free to start the kit as soon as you get it so you have time to stitch and finish it for spring display.
In the past I’ve had a few people who were disenchanted with me because they thought a stitch along is more hands on than I made it. Typically in the cross stitch world, a Stitch Along has really only meant, “Hey, I’m stitching this, do you want to stitch it too?”. I think many of you were more under the impression that a stich along meant, I would show you step by step how to stitch and how to make the piece.
That is all nice…I really wish I could do that completely. I wish I could come to each and every person’s house who is new to cross stitch and help you learn to stitch…sadly, I can’t. But, I tried to do a “next best thing”.
It’s not the very best…but…
I made a video that is a beginner video for anyone wanting to stitch along. I have to tell you, it’s REALLY, REALLY hard to film a video. It’s hard to see around a camera. It’s hard to get the camera close enough to see the stitching. It’s really hard all the way around and that’s why you just don’t find those type of videos on Youtube. I did give it a try though.
Here is the video. You can press the play button and watch in now or you can go to Youtube by following THIS LINK. You can save the video and then watch it later on your television or device.
As I said, the video isn’t perfect. I tried to add as much information on how to start your project.
If you’re just curious about stitching and want to check out and see if it’s the thing for you, please watch the video. I’d love to have more cross stitchers join us.
For this video I showed how to stitch on linen…Aida would be different. In the video I did try to show you how to do the “sewing stitch” and showed how to do the poke method too. Both work. It doesn’t matter what method you use.
If you’re interested you can also join the Stitch Along Facebook group. The more the merrier. You can find that group HERE.
If there is interest, I will try to film a “Stitch with Jo”. It would just be me stitching and chatting…maybe a few tips and a method to my madness. Again, you’ll have to remember it is hard to stitch with the camera, lighting, and not being able to see the best…but I am willing to give it a try. With time, I might be able to master it. Thanks for being understanding that I’m new at this all.