PRLog - June 20, 2011 - FARNBOROUGH, U.K. -- Cross stitch is a form of counted thread embroidery and it is dated back to the 6th or 7th century. It was used to decorate household items using floral and geometric patterns, usually worked in black and red cotton floss on linen fabric.
First of all, cross stitching is a wonderful inexpensive hobby. You only need to buy a few cross stitch kits that will last you for weeks or months and it will give you many hours of joy and achievement every day! There are also many sites that offer free cross stitch charts so you only need to buy the materials. And you are ready to create a masterpiece.
You can even make Christmas or birthday cards yourself! Find a free small cross stitch design and stitch all the Christmas cards yourself. Go to any major search engine like google and search for small cross stitch pattern, you will find thousands. Find the one that you like, stitch it and then buy some A4 white card paper (ebay is a good place to get cheap A4 card paper). Divide the A4 paper into 4 equal squares and cut it, that will give you 4 cards! Place and stick your cross stitch design in the middle of the card and on reverse write your Christmas or birthday wishes. You just made four cards!
To view our cross stitch kits, visit http://www.yiotas-
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Yiotas XStitch is a small family run business in England, UK. We design and sell unique cross stitch designs inspired mostly from fine art masters and the Victoria era.