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Skill Level: Beginner
Belinda Karls-Nace
Learn Counted Cross Stitch
Learn Counted Cross Stitch
Belinda Karls-Nace, Instructor

Discover how to work counted cross stitch while making a collection of five exclusive class projects for all four seasons! Find out more in the Class Description below.


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Cross stitch is a time-honored needlecraft that has been popular for hundreds of years. Now you can discover the appeal of this traditional craft that has endured the test of time. Join expert Belinda Karls-Nace as she explores and explains the art of counted cross stitch. From a thorough explanation of fabrics, threads, needles and notions, to demonstrations on completing all the various cross stitches and French knots, Belinda explains this needlecraft in outstanding detail, making it easy for anyone to learn.

In this class, youll learn how to:
  • Read a cross stitch chart and written pattern
  • Work cross stitches in two different technique
  • Work extra stitches of the craft including partial stitches, backstitches and French knots
  • Hoop the fabric
  • Choose materials for stitching your projects
  • Stitch designs in single colors and multiple colors
  • Personalize your projects
  • Stitch the exclusive class projects including Springtime Magnets, Summertime Treasure Boxes, Autumn Greeting Card, Winter Hoop Ornaments and Seasonal Sampler
No previous needlecraft experience is required to successfully complete this video and exclusive class projects.

Annie's online classes include downloadable and printable class patterns in PDF format in addition to the online video content. You can view online classes at your convenience, 24/7, 365 days a year from any mobile device, both tablet and non-tablet (phones, iPod Touch, etc.) but classes are best viewed on tablets or computers. All Annies online classes and DVDs have closed captioning.
FREE -- Class Overview
FREE -- Introduction
Patterns, Fabric & Thread
Tools & Notions
How to Read a Cross-Stitch ...
Prepare & Hoop the Fabric
Starting to Stitch
Stitching a Simple Charted ...
Stitching Multiple Colors & ...
Working Partial Stitches
French Knots
Combine Your Skills
Finishing Touches
Finishing Ideas & Class ...
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Class Project Photos

Customer Reviews for Learn Counted Cross Stitch:

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4.5 out of 5 (Reviewed by 10 customers.)

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September 7, 2015
Lisa C
Great video for beginners. The instructions are clear. The designs are adorable. This will be something I will watch several times.
May 16, 2015
Judith S
What a great class. The instructions and demonstrations are really helpful.
April 25, 2015
I thought this was a very informative lesson. The way you can improve on this video is to include some of the things I discovered in technique when keeping the stitches going in the same direction, ending knots and when doing a simple row and crossing stitch.
December 25, 2014
Vicki J
This was an excellent video. I had never done counted cross stitch and this was easy to follow. The only complaint is that the last 20 minutes the video kept hesitating. Took longer for the last 20 minutes than the whole video combined.
September 21, 2014
Judith B
I knew a great deal about cross-stitching, having done it for decades, but I picked up some splendid tips on finishing a project. For example, I had never heard of the Mary Ellen spray starch, but after seeing it in action, I hurried to Amazon to order some; it looks like just the thing. Now that I know the lessons are thorough and easy to understand, I plan to pass the DVD on to a neighbor of mine who decided she wanted to try cross-stitching after seeing me do it.

I have one complaint, and that has to do with the superimposed text. It is not arranged in well-adjusted phrases and sentences, making it hard to follow in places, and there are several misspelled words. There is no excuse for this: they are all words used by grade-school kids.

I hope to see a follow-up class with more on advanced techniques!

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