The cross-point™ Collection
For those new to cross-point™…..
A few words about the cross-point™ Technique
What is cross-point™?
~ The basic stitch is the familiar (or, if you haven't stitched before, easy-to-learn) cross-stitch, worked in wool with 100% background coverage. The tapestry wool from DMC is 100% pure virgin non-divisible wool that is mothproof and colorfast. The end result looks like needlepoint, but with a good deal more texture.
~ Rather than stiff canvas or soft fabrics like AIDA, we use a natural jute fabric less rigid than the first and with more body than the second. The thread count of 6-7 stitches per inch is large enough to let you stitch quickly, but small enough to show detail.
~ Cross-point™ does not rack or distort the fabric; therefore, no hoop, frame, or blocking is ever required, making it possible to take the work with you wherever you go.
~ Patterns are stitched by counting. Clear instructions and large charts, printed in both symbol and color, accompany each kit. With few exceptions, patterns are designed so that elements repeat, over and over, thus reducing time spent counting. While patterns are not preprinted on the fabric, even a complete beginner can learn my cross-point™ technique in two hours.
~ Patterns are classified as "X" (experienced) when they require more attention to counting, or "E" (easy) for beginners. The majority of our patterns are unclassified and can be stitched by anyone with a little bit of practice.
We now offer our kits not only in our stock colors but also give you the option for custom colors for pillows, rugs, runners, throws, and custom upholstery. For more information on custom orders, please visit the Custom Services page. Please visit our blog for suggestions for color schemes, color related pillows, Sieglinde's background, and, just for fun, some favorite receipts. Clicking on the "W" in the sidebar at left will take you there.
It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to our online Catalog and Store. I know you will enjoy this new way of stitching as much as I, and so many others, do. Please visit the Customers Comments page to see what others have to say about cross-point™.
EACH CROSS-POINT™ KIT INCLUDES:
~ From two to nine or more large chart pages depending on the design. Charts are easy to read, using symbols backed by color. Some patterns include a Stitching Aid chart for the pattern outline alone for easy infill of the remaining colors.
~ A full page print of the whole design that includes Tapestry wool numbers with corresponding symbols on the chart pages in full color.
~ Instructions for each individual pattern, outlining our method used for the stitched sample.
~ The cross-point™ Technique sheets, explaining my method in detail. It also includes drawings of basic cross stitches for beginners.
~Finishing instructions for making up pillows or rugs.
3 videos are posted on youtube to see contents, information on the cross-point™ Technique and how to prepare the fabric and begin stitching: The first video was Kristina stitching cross-point's PISAC pattern. The new videos are Reviewing the contents of your cross-point™ kit, Before you start stitching with cross-point™, and cross-point™ stitching Technique.
~ MATERIALS: At cross-point™ we take pride in supplying natural materials with all our kits: better than before natural jute fabric from a new supplier (apparently Zweigart left the jute market), DMC French tapestry yarn (100% pure virgin wool, mothproof, and colorfast), and 2 tapestry needles, size 18. Every kit includes 15% more wool than we used in our stitched samples.
~ Please note: kits do not include backing fabric, trim, zipper, or pillow form
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