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Please talk to me about cross stitching!

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wibblyjelly Fri 22-Mar-13 15:23:07

I'd like to start a new hobby, and while trawling the internet, came across some geeky inspired cross stitch patterns. (star wars, Dr who etc)
I'd love to start doing this as a hobby, and create some pieces for ds's bedroom.
Do I need patterns, or can I just attempt to stitch the images I've seeen from the internet? What equipment do I need? And is it hard to do?!

Imnotaslimjim Wed 03-Apr-13 17:14:17

I love to cross stitch, currently working on a birth sampler for my SIL. Its country companions (hedhehogs and rabbits) and has lots of blended colours. I keep losing my way with it sad I'm determined to master it though! Good luck with your new venture OP

NumTumMum Wed 03-Apr-13 17:18:34

I bought one of those magnetic place markers but it's not strong enough to hold on through the pattern annoyingly.

Bakingnovice Wed 03-Apr-13 17:20:03

Ive just started too, it's a wonderful and soothing hobby. Got lots of tips here on MN and watched a beginners demo on YouTube. I got a starter kit for amazon as wanted to stitch my dd's name.

wibblyjelly Wed 03-Apr-13 17:45:48

<dons nerdy hat> the reason why I want to learn is that I have seen some amazing sci if inspired cross stitch, and as ds is going to be brought up as a nerd, I want to make some for his room. If any one has any patterns, would you be able to tell me about them, please?

NumTumMum Wed 03-Apr-13 18:55:23

OOOo, you've inspired me to search about for sci fi and fantasy kits/patterns. Just found a Game of Thrones one [giddy now].
winter is coming

wibblyjelly Wed 03-Apr-13 20:11:56

Num, this is the one that I saw...

CaptainJamesTKirk Sun 19-May-13 09:29:06

Coming to this a but late wibbly but I can really recommend this etsy shop for cool cross stitch kits, I'm making my DS the superhero alphabet sampler.

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