Below is a very, very, non-professional video, made around 1 a.m. this morning. Hopefully for those who have never heard me speak, the accent isn’t too noticeable. I had tried taking pictures of my stitching through the magnifier because I’m working on 36 or 40 count linen. That didn’t work. I tried drawing a grid and making numbers to show where to take the needle next and that didn’t work so . . the video was my only option but I did want to share this “new to me” method that I’m loving..
A while back I mentioned that I had switched to using the sewing stitch method for cross stitching and it really increased my speed and accuracy. The problem was that I could only stitch from right to left. I would stitch a row going from right to left, then turn the work and stitch back going the other way but still making my stitches from right to left but because I was stitching with the work upside down, it worked. The only problem with that was that I couldn’t stitch in a scroll frame, which is how I prefer to stitch.
A few nights ago I was watching a video from a flosstuber I had never watched before and now I can’t find it. She was talking about doing the sewing stitch and moving vertically. I tried it and it was very awkward. You know how new things always seem weird at first. I gave up after a few tries but yesterday, I thought . . I’m going to try this again.
I couldn’t believe how much easier it was to stitch this way. It is taking a bit of getting used to because I’m still stitching the chart horizontally but with the piece held sideways. I’m sure it will all seem normal after I’ve done it for a few days.
Anyway, here’s the video. I hope it helps explain it better.