Cross Stitch Resources

Cross Stitch Resources

I don’t include instructions with my cross stitch patterns, so here are some resources for beginners. I did a lot of cross stitching after graduating from my Fashion Design program many years ago. When I started back up cross stitching after a hiatus of many years of different jobs, mostly all related to Art and Design and particularly Textile Arts in most recent years, I figured I knew a lot, but wow, was I surprised to find out there were so many things I didn’t know that could help me become more proficient about this craft.

I have saved a whole lot of time by learning some great tips, basically starting from the ground up again, from those who have years more of experience than I do in cross stitching! I feel I could still learn so much more. Here are some links that I highly recommend and several of them are YouTube videos, many of them you can watch while stitching. I’m Canadian, so I’ll mention the Canadian links I follow and I will keep updating my list whenever I can. This is just a start!

FlossTube Channels /Cross Stitch Experts

Off the Grid Needlearts – (Canadian) – A stitching podcast that digs deep into the stash pile. She runs a company that makes project bags for stitchers –

Modern Folk Embroidery – cross-stitch designs by Jacob de Graaf inspired by centuries of arts & crafts. He also sells period sampler reproduction charts based on samplers in my personal collection. His website is and there are many beautiful designs to choose from.

Maximum Cross Stitch Power Hour with Ellen Reid – (Canadian) From her YouTube description – “YouTube channel where I talk about cross stitch and whatever the heck else” I love watching her while I stitch!

Michelle Bendy Stitchy on YouTube – Hours of great info to watch while you’re stitching and you’ll feel like you’ve got a friend stitching beside you! Her website is


Important YouTube Cross Stitch Topics to search for –
I’ve done the searches for you below!

How to Stitch Two over One vs. Two over Two

What Fabrics to use for Cross Stitch

What type of stand/hoop do I use for Cross Stitch?
I am currently using a Morgan Lap Stand for sitting in a comfy chair watching Netflix and I also use Tapestry Scroll frames that I have always loved to use. There are lots of stitchers who use q snap frames, which I have never tried, and I would also love to try out some other beautifully hand-crafted needlework stands I have seen online. I would love a table top stand.

Other Sites of Interest

The V & A Museum – Embroidery

The RSN – The Royal School of Needlework – If I were to go back to formal studies, this is the only school I would wish to go to!

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