I’m Laura and I’m a cross-stitchaholic. It’s out there now and I’m not afraid to say it. I got the habit after my cross stitch chair and now I’m up for stitching anything that moves. (Watch out, Little Buttons…)
For this project you will need:
- Wool in 6 colours
- Masking tape
- Light coloured paint
I wanted to make something bright and colourful for my hallway, with a nice simple greeting – so I went for ‘Hello!’ – but this project would work equally well spelling out a baby’s name for a nursery.
Begin by painting the pegboard making sure the holes don’t get too filled up with paint. Mark out your word across the pegboard. I did this with small crosses in pencil which were later covered up by the stitches. Getting the height and the width of the word right involved quite a bit of trial and error – so do make sure you use pencil!
To complete the cross stitch, start with the thread at the back of the board. Pull the thread out to the front and downward to the nearest hole diagonally (as in the first picture).
Your thread will now be at the back of the pegboard. Pull it through to the front via the hole directly above the hole you’ve just used (as in the middle picture).
Finally to complete one stitch, take the wool diagonally across to make the ‘X’ and thread it to the back of the pegboard (as in the final picture).
Stitch your word using a different colour for each letter.
Secure the threads with masking tape at the back of the pegboard and you’re done. I love how easy this was, given the size of the finished sign. Every new visitor has made a pleasing “oooooh” sound when they’ve seen it – not bad for some cheap wood and some leftover wool!
~ Laura xx ~
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