There are so many exciting projects you can make with basic cross stitching skills! Get your start with this timeless technique in Introduction to Cross-Stitch with Lisa Shaffer.
Lisa teaches needlework to artists across the country and in this class, she’ll show you how to:
Start a hoop sampler and finish the back
Sew a fun variety of stitches
Choose the best materials for beginners
Customize your projects
You'll learn the basic cross-stitch, zig zag, herringbone, tacked herringbone, oblong, and rice stitches. Lisa will also demonstrate some of the more complicated intricacies of cross-stitching so you feel confident you are doing it right.
By the end of the this class, you’ll know how to complete a sampler displaying a whole variety of stitches and you’ll be ready to spice things up with variations in color and size.
Bonus Materials with Purchase
Lisa Shaffer - Intro To Cross Stitch Resource Guide.pdf
Fine artist and well wandered soul, Lisa is best known for her modern needlework jewelry designs for Zelma Rose and her fine art needlework installations. Taught by her grandmother Zelma, Lisa first learned to
A nice class...cross stitching is very calming, and Lisa has a soothing voice. I wish the camera operator had done a better job of filming her hands while making the stitches, as it was difficult to see. I went on YouTube and found videos that did a better job for that purpose. I would recommend this class, with that one caveat.
Lene C Sundby
Inspiring instructor and inspiring samples design! Useful tips and tricks! Unfortunately it was difficult to se how the stitches were done because of no filming up close. I would suggest an editing job being done with lay over with illustration on how the stitches are done. At least there should be a downloadable pdf with detailed explanations.