We all have interests in life, from music to painting – there’s an artist in all of us. Out of that a large chunk are too busy or inhibited to find time for such activities while a small group are able to fulfill their passion. An artist usually converts his hobbies into full time activity.
Hobbies range from painting to music, from writing to antiques and even embroidery. Embroidery is very much an art form, one that enables you to use a broad range of colors.
Embroidery is like doing a painting or learning the dance steps of your favorite music score. Embroidery takes you a step closer to a finer art form. With the use of a needle you create life by stitching. This is a primitive art form.
There is evidence to prove that embroidery was prevalent during Stone Age. They used strips of leather and bone needles. Today the range is vast from fabrics and threads to design patterns to select from.
Embroidery can be a leisurely hobby, allowing us to make animal prints, sceneries and small but wonderful craft items. We can also decorate items we use daily like hand towels and table mats. I can go on and on about the use of embroidery.
To get started you require certain supplies. First make a choice of cross stitch sewing design, some material for cross stitch, needles, sewing specific threads and a sewing frame.
Fabrics like Aida, Jobelan, Even weave linen and others can be used for creating your own masterpiece. You can choose threads like standard cotton threads, silk threads, DMC flexible cotton threads, wool yarns, metallic and also Perle/Perl fabric threads.
You are not limited to a single thread color, use as many as you like to give the pattern the look you want. Nickel-plated as well as gold plated needles can be used. A round edged needle between the size of 24 or 26 is commonly used to make customary cross stitch designs.
Celtic cross stitch sewing is revered all around the globe for the artistry of the knots and for the unique interlacing patterns. Celtic people were famous for their hand made patterns. They were so engrossed in these patterns that they had one for each day. Today Celtic cross stitch embroidery is known all over the globe as the patterns are easily available, and patterns are now available on the net and in pattern books.
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