Why the Victorian Cross Stitch?
We recommend the Victorian Cross Stitch for all Elizabeth Bradley Kits. Finished pieces worked in this stitch are thicker than those made with tent stitch and so they tend to be more durable.
Right Hand Instructions: The inset arrows show the direction of the stitch. The needle moves horizontally at all times.
Left Hand Instructions: The inset arrows show the direction of the stitch. The needle moves horizontally at all times.
The cross stitch is quick and easy to work. Pieces worked in cross stitch do not become distorted as each stitch pulls first to the right and then to the left (Left-handers: first to the left and then to the right). For this reason, there is no need to use a frame for Elizabeth Bradley pieces.
The use of the cross stitch is essential when creating carpets because the finished piece needs to be square and remain square. Carpets worked in tent stitch would require extensive stretching and re-shaping.
We have created videos to help make your stitching more enjoyable! We break down how to do the Victorian Cross Stitch for both Right Handed and Left Handed stitchers. Visit the video section of our website to view more videos like this.