The cross stitch world has some amazing people in it. They are talented, funny, sweet and giving. Lucky for us, a lot of them have created blogs to fill us in on their awesome stitchy lives. They share everything from their WIP's (work in progress) to free patterns and tutorials. Many blogs feature stitch alongs that you can participate in throughout the year. From conservative to cutting edge, there is a cross stich blog out there for everyone. Below is just a small sampling of some of the... best cross bloggers out there.
01 of 06
Cloud Factory is not your normal cross stitch blog. They have tutorials, free patterns and stitch alongs. You can also purchase patterns on the website, which is linked to on their blog. Cloud Factory offers up adorable patterns of pop culture figures and historical icons. Not only do they have posts about cross stitching, but also showcase framing tutorials and a recipe or two.
02 of 06
Mr. XStitch has taken the modern cross stitch world by storm. He has given speeches, written articles and shared his talents with people all over the world. More than just a blog, the website offers tutorials, inspiration from around the internet and stitch alongs. They also touch on other aspects of the needlework world, not just cross stitch. You can also get supplies through their partners. Just a small warning, some of the stitching featured is not suitable for work, so be careful of... impressionable eyes.
03 of 06
Lynn at Happiness is Cross Stitching is about the sweetest person you will ever meet. She is constantly offering free patterns for you to stitch up. Her kitty cat patterns are well known throughout the cross stitch community. She is currently sharing her Black Kitty Cat Calendar patterns for free. These kitty cats would make a great year long stitch along. In addition to free patterns on her blog, she shares other websites that have free cross stitch projects. She also shares a list of... suppliers as well as tutorials to help you with your cross stitching needs.
04 of 06
Connie Gee is the queen of tutorials. She is always willing to share information and free patterns. She also offers up stitch alongs and has patterns for sale in her Etsy shop.Her blog is a great mix of cross stitch information and personal projects. It is so nice to see what she is working on and getting honest information about patterns and tutorials. You can also sign up for a newsletter that gives you the first look on what she is creating.Continue to 5 of 6 below.
05 of 06
Maybe all the sweetness is too much for you. You need snark and sass. Subversive Cross Stitch has you covered for all of your wicked needs This cross stitch ain't your grandma's! It is chocked full of cuss words and naughty bits. You can find so much more than just cross stitch on her blog. She offers up free gift tags and a first look at her new coloring book. There are also tutorials and tips of being a cross stitch activist.
06 of 06
Carol at IStitch has a fantastic blog full of patterns, tutorials and stitch alongs. She has an advent stitch along that shows off a beautiful Christmas design. She offers contests from time to time so that you can win her magnificent patterns and other supplies. While the blog is on the lighter side, it is still full of good information and cross stitching.
Cross stitch blogs range from traditional to more cutting edge. There is something out there for everyone. Make sure you find one, or several, to meet your cross stitch needs and wants. These blogs are not only great for showcasing works of cross stitch, but also offer up free patterns, tutorials and fun stitchy antidotes. Hopefully this will inspire you to begin your own blog. It is a fun way to share your work, get your name out there and meet new friends. Happy Blogging!