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Cross Stitch Like Duck Takes To Water: Craft A Vintage Style Decor

Lilach Tzudkevich, Textile artist

Cross Stitch Like Duck Takes To Water: Craft A Vintage Style Decor

Lilach Tzudkevich, Textile artist

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10 Lessons (26m)
    • 1. 1. Intro Easy Cross Stitch

    • 2. 2. Material List

    • 3. 3. Choosing Your Foundation Cloth

    • 4. 4. Tracing The Pattern

    • 5. 5. Cross Stitch From A-Z Part 1

    • 6. 6. Cross Stitch From A-Z Part 2

    • 7. 7. Cross Stitch From A-Z Part 3

    • 8. 8. Cross Stitch From A-Z Part 4

    • 9. 9. Frame Your Work Or Sew A Pin Cushion

    • 10. 10. Final notes & Thank you!

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This is a beginners cross stitching embroidery class for those of you who would like to learn and practice cross stitch in a fun light modern way. Taught by the artist Lilach Tzudkevich, who provides a detailed explanatory footage to create a vintage flavor piece and get beautiful results in a short amount of time. 

In this class, you are going to embroider a vintage style tiny home decor. You'll either sew it into an adorable pin cushion or frame it and hang in your entrance, family room or kitchen.  

You'll discover cross-stitching is actually really easy, and very rewarding! you'll learn to reuse materials you already have, cool tricks to easily trace a pattern, use an embroidery hoop, and cross stitch easily and smoothly like a duck takes to water! 

*You'll need basic sewing skills to sew the pincushion. (It's easier and faster with a sewing machine, but can be sewn by hand)

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Lilach Tzudkevich

Textile artist


Hi there, I'm Lilach Tzudkevich, a self-taught textile artist and creative sewing teacher from Israel.

I love anything about sewing and crafting with textiles.

Creating crafting and exploring the possibilities of the media is an important part of my life, which I cannot see one without it and thus I advocate getting crafty, it's good for everyone!

I studied visual arts for some good years, mastering graphic design, illustration, painting, and drawing. 

Through life I found myself back in art at the form of textiles and threads.

Stitching heals me and excite me. It's both soft and strong at the same time and I love it.

In my work, I create abstract and figurative images using textile collage techniques, fabric... See full profile

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1. 1. Intro Easy Cross Stitch: Hi, I'm your last gave Jimmy Textile artist entity chair here on scale ship. Join me to cross stitch like that. Text water. An easy beginner class where you were learning Practice crossed aging in a fund Modern easy way Creative vintage Flavor the courted piece and get beautiful results in a short amount of time. Discover the magic of cross staging Cross stitch, easily vented style. The core, which will either so into an adorable pincushion or frame and hang it in your home. Cross stitching is fun, addictive and very rewarding. You will learn to reuse materials. You're already have cool tricks to trace a pattern Using embroidery, Hope combined Cross teach with backstage for easy color for results and crossed each smoothly like duck takes toe. Let's dive into the material is to get crafty right away. 2. 2. Material List: materialised with this project a printer and paper to print your pdf pattern provided under your project. An artist tracing paper and charcoal paper to trace your pattern on the close. A sign Muslim cloths or a loosely woven close Any natural woman material. You have a home will. A red ball pen, a soft B pencil to trace her, but for in 1/2 inch square printed polyester feeling and sewing machine to sell that being and embroidery hoop and some pro captain spreads or any embroidery spreads. You have a few selling beans and the embroidery needle size between 6 to 8. Now let's get drafted. 3. 3. Choosing Your Foundation Cloth: choosing your foundation cloth there many embroidery fabric you can get. But any natural, loosely woven material you have will do the trick all linen, cotton, flax, Muslims or even kitchen towers. If you can see the we've easily, you'll be able tow. Work it easily. For this project, I will be using a simple Muslim fabric. It's affordable, accessible, and I always have it. A home. Let's review the two main weaves on the left. We have a loosely woven cloth, which makes it easier to distinct the square pattern and get your needle across on the right. The Muslim cloth, where the tighter weave is comfortable to get your needle across, and you can vary the size of your screams to your wheel. Well, let's see that in action. Working with a loosely woven cloths, it's easier to notice the square pattern. Each full cross is actually a square sewn Bates Diagonal lines. You define the size by counting the number of Fred's and repeating the same count batter. Now let's review working with a fine, tight newsline. I find it slightly easier to apply my pattern as I can work my staging anywhere I want and choose to square size. I'm comfortable working with you might want to consider sketching your cross battering is a guide. If you feel insecure under your project description, you confined across pattern. PDF for this project. In the next part, I'll show you a few techniques have to trace the pattern on the cloth. 4. 4. Tracing The Pattern: tracing your pattern. First locator patterns under your project section. Once you click on it, your patterns fives will appear on the right side. In this demonstration will be using the line pattern, the same tracing methods applied to the cross pattern as well. The first month of this simple at like the Muslim fabric on top of the pattern and trace it with the soft B pencil. Using the lying pattern allows you to define your own size of squares as you like. Following the cross pattern is more accurate of the original design and may be more helpful to a beginner Trista pattern you feel comfortable with. The second tracing method is using a charcoal paper. Apply the pattern on top of your fabric and place the charcoal paper, the shiny side facing down under your pattern. You can pay them both to the your fabric so they stay put. I recommend using a Red Bull pen as it allows you to see the lines you've already traced. You need to apply some pressure on the charcoal paper for best results. Once your pattern is traced on the cloth, you can place it in the embroidery. Hope the embroidery. Hope is made of two circles applied the inner circle under your class. Burn down the cloth around the perimeter to check with you of position department correctly , then a flight out of frame, which can be adjusted with the hinge toe. Either extend or reduce the scope. When the next step of this class, we're going to start cross teaching. 5. 5. Cross Stitch From A-Z Part 1: cross stitching from A to Z. Before we start throwing, I'm going to go through some basic info for embroidery. Are you sewing needles Number eight there thing Long and have a long I, which makes it easier to threat to threat in for this project. I recommend using Perle cotton embroidery thread, which looked like this. They have one strand and meant to be used as they are. The other common embroidery thread, also called embroidered flus, are made of six trends of thread. Throughout this cane, you'll need to separate the number of threads you want to work with. For cross stitch. It would be, too. But as a beginner, my suggestion is you stick through the pearl cotton. There are much less of a hassle to thread your needle easily. Apply some pressure and a bit of moisture on the edge. Those will keep the thread unified and flat Fred through the eye and tire not at the end. Create a look from the edge and throw detail through the loop from one side to the other and then gently pull. I'm going to start working on the roof using this protocol. Transmit. You can if you like practice your cross, teaching first on a piece of cloth and later work on your pattern. It's up to you in cross teaching. What we do is we actually stitch squares visibly defined by other directional lines. Start from the back and come up with the needle at the bottom. Left off the first crossed age stitches. They are gonna line to the right upper corner of the square when you're needed across the fabric pointed vertically towards the next teach point, the top left corner parallel to the bowling point you started with. Now use. Teach the second diagonal line from the left corner through the right bottom corner in order to keep a unified square size trying to get the next crossing. The same wait for is the first and stitch again in the same manner, starting from the left bottom corner. The next stitch is positioned tightly next to the 1st 1 This is how it's usually done in cross stitching one tightly next to the other. But you can if you like, space them out a bit more. It's really up to you. Once you figure out the movement with your hands, you can opt for the short cut is, I call it I repeat the same manner of stages only each time when a stage a line I ponting it'll towards the next stage point. I bend the needle upwards to the fabric and at the same time bend the fabric down under new needle to help it come up. This method saves me a lot of time and also the need to search for the next teach point from under the surface, which is a bit harder to do. It takes a bit of time to get used to it, but after you repeat it for a while, it will get easier and flow like a river. I like the shortcut way, but it's not necessary. If you feel absolutely thrown by it, then work it the way you're comfortable with moving to the second lines. Just you keep the same direction of movement, which will help your workflow. You can do this by cross teaching your second line from the same starting point and direction you did the first, especially if you're a beginner. You can also use the first line is a base ruler for the second line, and so on until you finish the rooftop. The next to roads are done in a different color and with a slight change. So for now, if you finish the 1st 2 rows Threadneedle under a few stitches at the back to fix your threat in like so the next two rows are going to be done with this dark red. Now, here in the demo, you will see the threat Got it tangled a bit. This happens quite a lot, and it's easy to sort out by pulling it slightly back straight in it, and it releases itself. The slight change in this room is we're going to leave one cross unstitched, create a one cross gap for the chimney, which we do later run and then carry on the role. As usual on the second dark red role, you start just next to the chimney and carry on his your show in the next part of the class . We're going to complete the roof, Jimmy, and carry on with the house structure. Stay tuned 6. 6. Cross Stitch From A-Z Part 2: We're going to finish the roof of the house now with a bright red color for the three top lines continue in the same manner as you did before. For the Genie Joe's dark blue thread. This is the embroidery thread type I had at home, so I am using it. Don't be afraid to mix and match threads if you have a few of them. This thread is slightly thinner and I want to the chimney to be full of fiber. So I used a double threat, meaning you felt the need to like normal. And then you tie both ends together for a double threat. Staging the chimney. When you finish the second diagonal lying on your first cross, you point the needle diagonally upwards towards left, barren corner off your next crossed age and come up. They're ready for the next crossed egx. I talked to Ginny with one straight line, like so, staging the house structure. Initially, when I made this class, I didn't sketch the house structure his columns, But later on I found it most helpful and added a to the pattern. The double lines you see are there to help you easily find a square pattern around the house. Another easy way to do them is to turn your hope and work vertically and another helpful ways to sketch the crosses. First, do what you're comfortable with and works for you working in the same manner and direction you did before. And when you finish the first course, you point the needle diagonally upwards towards the left bottom corner of your next course and come up. They're ready for your next stage, repeating the same manner. If you're fabric is tightly in, I suggest you give it a bit of room to easily manipulated around the needle. Notice. I left a gaps of the doors teachers, which I'm going to do later on in dark red and red in the same manner. Carry on stitching the door frame in the way that works for you always leads to Rome, and any direction of stitches will do the trick eventually. So just have fun with it. Under the house were stitching two rows of green for a grass like feel I chose. The color shifting green achieves from lingering too dark green. I like the diversity or shades. You can work it with two separate scanners or staying with one shade. Whatever you want. On the next spot, we're going to work in the elements around the house. The hearts and the Red Cross is stay tuned. 7. 7. Cross Stitch From A-Z Part 3: stitching the elements around the house. We're going to start staging the inner frame now with dark red, those stitches air spaced out between them as if the court, even TIF, just teach them according to the usual manner. We're going to work on the hearts with light yellow. I stitched the frame line off the hearts first with small backstage is backstage is done by a simple speech first. Then you point your needle forward and come up where the next it should be. Onley instead of teach stitching forward use, teach backwards, pointing your needle to the end of your last stage and then come up again, positioning forward towards the next each and so on. It may sound complicated, but after two or three stitches you get the hang of it, and it's really quite simple. Now when you do small, curved lines like the hearts, the best method is to take it with small steps. Small stages will result in a smooth curve blind after the frame line is complete, I fill up their hearts with back stitches to repeat the same manner for all the hearts on the next part of the class. We're going to carry on with backstage stitching in the text and lastly, framing the work with cross teaches 8. 8. Cross Stitch From A-Z Part 4: we're going to carry on. Stitching the text now with backstage is as a reminder once teaching small, curved lines like the letters, The best method is to use small stages, which will result in smooth, curved lines. Follow the same method of backs teachers throughout the text lines. As you'll see, I'm turning the hope around as I go to get the best comfortable position to stitch my letters in terms of the shade, I used ginger bread brown for the whole letters and ginger orange for the sweet letters. I like that combination. Of course, you can vary that as well. We've reached the last part of cross teaching for this class. The outer frame I used the same dark blue is the house structure and cross stitched around in the same manner we did before. Now our work embroidery is done in the next part of the class. I'm going to demonstrate a few options how to frame your work or, if you like, you can skip into the sewing part when we make an adorable pincushion outta it. 9. 9. Frame Your Work Or Sew A Pin Cushion: Now that you're stitch work is done. Option number one would be to frame it in a frame and hang it on the wall. To enjoy option number two would be to frame it inside the embroidery hope you used. If you're using the embroidery, hope is a frame. You need to sort out the access fabric. You can fold it in the back and stick it with fabric, glue or hot glue. Work it slowly, fold by fold. Another neat way is to cut around the axis fabric. Before you do that, you may want to make sure the hope change is tightly closed. Turn your work upside down and use sharp Caesar's to cut as closely as you can to the frame . That's it. Your hope is ready to be hanged. The second option, which I really like, is to make an adorable pincushion I'm using here. Another mother. Like previously made, you can use the same Muslim to back your pin cushion or choose a different fabric, which I'll show later how to do Liners teach work together with the backing, with right sides facing down, being together and cut around the square size. My square is about foreign 1/4 inch wide, I chose to back my pin cushion with a complimented cotton fabric. I really like the color combination again, being both fabrics together, with right sides facing each other, using ruler and a soft pencil to mark around the square dimensions of European Kocian. Mine is about four inch tall and wide market two inch gap at the bottom, where you would leave an opening to turn and feel your pink ocean. I'm using a selling machine to sew around. If you have known you can also, so it with a simple running stage by hand, stop from one of the opening sides backstage of the beginning and stitch around the fabric following your marked lines. Carry on sticking around until you're at the back of the other side of the opening backstage again and cut the thread. We're going to turn the work inside out through the opening gap you left from state counter pains and tell the fabrics together and cut the corners diagonally close to the sun edge for need quarter result. Then simply turn it inside out, pulling the fabric out with your sons, go over the some lines with your fingers from within. Two straight in the being. Cushion and pay attention to the corners, pushing those out, too. If your fingers would not suffice, use a pencil or a paintbrush. Now fill your pincushion with some polyester feeling you need about twice the volume for a nice feel, since the volume you see reduces a lot while pushed in, fill the cornice first and then the middle. Students are always amazed how much more feeling they can actually fit in. When you're done feeling pindi, opening and thread a sewing needle with three. We're going to hand, sir the opening start, your first stage from within, so the note will be hidden, then crossed the two fabrics from one side to the other like so, and repeat until the opening is closed. Make sure the address of the fabric, our ninth inducting 30 needle in the last loop for enforcement. And we've been to once more if you like. That's it. You're paid. A cushion is not ready. Enjoy it 10. 10. Final notes & Thank you!: This'll class was designed to inspiring, equipped with toes to cross station embroider in a simple, enjoyable way. Get going and experiment with embroidery. It's so much fun. I'm really looking forward to see a project. Forget to share it in the project salary. If you like this class, make sure you follow me in skin share so you can get updated on my upcoming classes. You can also hoping to my other classes revolving around a textile art in pleasure, like crafting your own take up while the core or crafting your own house in a matter what feel afraid to follow me on instagram on. Get a glimpse of my creative path there. Thank you so much for sharing your time with me and I'll see you on my other classes by