Saturday, May 10, 2008

Making Cross-Stitch or Strimin

Cross-Stitch or in Indonesia more known as Strimin may be what you are looking for to spend your boring days and it is simple enough to finish in any time. Usually most of people would say, cross-stitch is for old people lol.
Hey .. so what! this is fun :p

According to Wiki, Cross-stitch is a popular form of counted-thread embroidery in which X-shaped stitches are used to form a picture. Cross-stitch is usually executed on easily countable evenweave fabric. The stitcher counts the threads in each direction so that the stitches are of uniform size and appearance. This form of cross-stitch is also called counted cross-stitch in order to distinguish it from other forms of cross-stitch. Sometimes cross-stitch is done on designs printed on the fabric (stamped cross-stitch); the stitcher simply stitches over the printed pattern.

Here I included some of cross-stitch products that I already finished (click to enlarge)

Sunset cross-stitch pattern (20 x 25cm) in a frame made of wood

Tweety cross-stitch pattern (20 x 25cm) in a frame made of wood

I just realized that I have another hobby that I really like. Making cross stitch. When someone asked me about my hobby, I never mentioned that I like to make cross stitch. And I just realized it few weeks ago when I started to make cross stitch again after long time. I learned to make it from my mom. It was also her hobby in her 30's as I remember. I used to watch her to make it and then I asked her to teach me. She was a good teacher for a young student like I was :p oh and my sister also able to make it and she enjoy it so much too as I do.

I couldn't remember what was the first pattern project I made. But till now I already made different kind of patterns such as landscapes, cartoon figures, animals, flowers etc and different kind of size. For a big size of pattern, I made it together with my sister so would not take much longer to fisnish it. All the cross-stitch I made (or with my sis) are used for personal as a decoration at home or a gift.

White puppy cross-stitch pattern (20 x 25cm) in a frame made of wood

Currently I really in the mood to make this cross-stitch again. But now beside to make it as a hobby I would like to do it for a business too. Perhaps someone would like to buy it :p So I don't need to hang all of it every inches on the wall at home lol. For this, I have my friend - Trie - as a company to do this project. We sure have fun to do this :p

Unfinished cross-stitch project: sunset with a boat (20 x 25cm). Will finish it in a frame too.

1 comment:

  1. Hi...
    I like cross stitch too and I hope we can share and discuss our hobbies together. Could I link you to my blog ? Thank you, nice to know someone who have a hobby like me.