Crewel embroidery is done with wool and is gorgeous but you have to know a bunch of different stitches.
Last week I went to a local needle arts shop and the shopkeeper told me cross stitch was for me- you only need to know one stitch! Plus, she had a trunk show of a new designer and the finished, framed pieces looked like something I'd spend big bucks for.
I chose a Christmas design and the shopkeeper spent an hour explaining all I needed to know.
The hardest part at home was finding the starting point on my fabric and figuring out stitch two! But once I got that down, I was off!
I have most afternoons free after work, so I've been able to spend chunks of time cross stitching and I love it! It's so rewarding and time flies by.
Here's it is so far...but I have more to add. Stay tuned for an update...