In recent years, affordable art projects such as adult coloring books, cross-stitching, and beading have become very popular. Creating art at home is a fun, relaxing outlet that allows you to embrace your creative side. Since 2017, there has been a lot of buzz about diamond painting. Diamond painting is a relatively easy to execute art style that originated in Asia about 10 years ago. Diamond painting involves applying hundreds of colorful sparkly rhinestones to a canvas with adhesive and an applicator pen. Diamond paintings can be small and simple, or large and complex. Popular designs include landscapes, animals, hearts, etc. Diamond painting enthusiasts describe diamond painting as a sparkly combination of beading, cross-stitching, and a paint by numbers kit.
Cross-Stitching has been around for many years and many people toy with the idea of embarking on this crafting journey but are at a loss as to how to start. What tools do you need? Is there special thread to be used? Isn’t it technically embroidering? What does 11 CT mean? Here, we have listed 8 things you need to know about cross stitching before getting started to ensure success.