Generally once I’m on the lookout for issues to put in writing about I’ll sort one thing imprecise into Pinterest (like, say “cross sew”) and simply see what comes up. Generally it is going to be patterns, generally academic posts, however there’s normally one thing fascinating that provides me an concept of one thing to put in writing about.
That’s the place the publish about cross stitching a QR code got here from, by the best way.
Anyway, I used to be doing that just lately and I got here throughout this publish from Skip to My Lou about cross stitched letters to make use of as residence decor.
Tremendous cute, proper?
The one drawback is, the publish is from 2018 and I can’t discover that that specific product exists anymore.
However it did get me pondering. It appears to be like like the bottom letter is wood, and she or he talks about it having pre-drilled holes to make the stitches. However I’m wondering for those who couldn’t do the identical form of factor with paperboard or heavy posterboard.
You would simply lower out the letters, then work out the place your holes must go to have the ability to make sufficient holes so you possibly can cross sew on it (for instance you want at the least three holes per row with a view to make two stitches, as you possibly can see within the photograph) and evenly area them throughout the letter.
Then you need to use one thing sharp to poke holes the place you’ve gotten marked. Relying on the thickness of your base letter you may doubtlessly do that with a pointy stitching needle, or you may attempt a knitting needle, or very rigorously use a craft knife to poke small holes.
It is a nice setup for a primary youngsters’ cross sew mission, as a result of they will sew with yarn and an enormous plastic needle (after all be certain that the needle will match by way of the outlet you’ve made with yarn on it) and simply concentrate on making the x form.
Should you give this a attempt I’d love to listen to the way it works! Or if you understand of a supply for wood letters with drilled holes, tell us.
[Photo: Skip to My Lou]