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Beginner book for cross stitch advice

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  • Started 5 years ago by annmarie
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  1. annmarie
    Member

    Hello,
    My name is Ann-Marie and I have just started to do cross stitch and I am looking for some advice/beginner book so I can learn and be able to look while I am starting my cross stitch. any help will be grateful.
    kind regards

    Posted 5 years ago #
  2. Auntie Beryl
    Member

    Hi Anne Marie . Most cross stitch magazines show the basics but Jane Greenoffs Cross stitchers Bible gives more detailed instuctions . It also gives details for other stitches such as Hardanger and drawn thread work . Even though I have been doing cross stitch for many years I still refer to Janes book from time to time .
    Welcome to the forum ,I am sure you will be given many more tips and help from other members . Beryl

    Posted 5 years ago #
  3. Barbara Stone
    Member

    Welcome to the forum Anne-Marie. I agree with Auntie Beryl on everything she says. The Bible is always to hand if I need it, and it's never failed to answer any question I may have asked it. Good luck with your cross stitch.

    Posted 5 years ago #
  4. Brigitte Gant
    Member

    Welcome to the madhouse, Anne-Marie.
    It will become very obvious to you that once you have looked into Jane's Bible you will want to do the other counted stitches, too. It is very helpful to use a piece of material of low count and keep trying out the stitches until you feel confident to do them on 28 ct linen or Jobelan. Good luck. And if you have any questions, someone here will always have an answer - some will be more sensible than others, but an answer just the same.

    Posted 5 years ago #
  5. Hi Anne-Marie
    There is also Jane's Stitch Book, which is lovely as it lies flat on the table and has really clear pictures in it
    This link takes you to it in the CSG shop - http://www.thecrossstitchguild.com/Shop/Product.aspx?product=452

    Posted 5 years ago #
  6. Christine Berrett
    Administrator

    I'd like to add that one of Jane's cross stitch 'starter' kits would also be a good idea as you have chart, fabric, threads and a needle, plus instructions, at very little cost. And a sweet little picture at the end of it!

    http://www.thecrossstitchguild.com/Shop/Product.aspx?product=351

    http://www.thecrossstitchguild.com/Shop/Product.aspx?product=332

    http://www.thecrossstitchguild.com/Shop/Product.aspx?product=331

    Posted 5 years ago #
  7. annmarie
    Member

    thank you ever so much for all the information I am going to go and have a look and look at the links that have been sent to me and I am very excited about starting my cross stitch and other stitching projects.
    thank you all again

    Posted 5 years ago #
  8. annmarie
    Member

    funny you should mention Jane Greenoffs Cross stitchers Bible, as I look at this a few weeks ago and my partner said that I should join a forum and ask advice so makes me feel more confident in my dissions :0) once again thank you all for ur advice and support

    Posted 5 years ago #

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