After years of cross stitching I never felt that I had created a true work of art. That is when I started designing and creating my own patterns. Friends and family started to comment how beautiful some of my work looked. They suggested that others interested in cross stitch may be willing to purchase some of my patterns.
And now I would like to give some advice( mostly for beginners} about ...
HOW TO STITCH MY PATTERNS :
Sometimes customers ask me how to stitch computer generated patterns . To say easy is not enough I guess. Working with computer generated cross stitch patterns is not much different, than working the conventional cross stitch pattern except there are many pages , more then in classic cross stitch design. But only full stitches, that’s why anyone who can stitch X can complete the pattern. It might look complicated but very easy to follow the chart.
When you receive your design, you will notice that there are several pages for the charts. All my patterns easy to read because they are large (I use 6.8 to 7 stitches per inch)
The pages look like this:
Page 1 Page 2 Page 3
Page 4 Page 5 Page 6
There are two ways to work with pattern, you choose the one best you like.
One is to print page 1 , complete it and go to page 2 and do so till you finish entire pattern.
Another way is - ones you have your pages layed out, you would look for the center markings. It's a small arrow on one of the top row pages, then another small arrow on the left middle page.
You follow these 2 arrows until the intercept. This will be your first Stitch on your design. You just continue stitching your pages until you have finished.