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Teach Someone to Stitch

By May 22, 2009

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I spend a lot of time interacting with other stitchers on Twitter and I love it when someone tweets about teaching a friend or relative how to Cross Stitch. I really believe that the love of Cross Stitch and other forms of needlework is meant to be passed on to the next generation. Think about how much your time spent stitching means to you. Isn't that joy worth sharing? (Gloss over the part about frogging until you get them hooked.)

If you feel uncomfortable teaching someone directly, share these resources with your potential students and offer to be a mentor.

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March 10, 2009 at 11:52 am
(1) Shae says:

Oddly enough I just taught my sister how to cross stitch about 3 days ago. I’m a major beginner myself, but it was nice to know enough to teach her the basics and get her addicted to cross stitching like I am.

March 10, 2009 at 12:06 pm
(2) Connie G. Barwick, About.com Cross Stitch Guide says:

It is so great that you taught your sis to stitch! Be sure that you two sign up for my newsletter so you can find out when new free patterns and articles are added to About.com Cross Stitch.

Here’s the link –

May 22, 2009 at 8:46 am
(3) Colleen says:

I think it is so important to share your love of needlework with others. Not only are you sharing your knowledge but you are helping release someone’s creativity and I think that is one of the most amazing gifts to give! Great article!

May 22, 2009 at 10:07 am
(4) Ted Murphy says:

Are there any online tools that could be used for teaching someone to cross-stitch remotely? I’m thinking about something like DimDim.

May 24, 2009 at 4:14 pm
(5) Tammy says:

I really miss not teaching crafting as much as I used to when I had regular classes set up. There is nothing like turning people onto creative fun.

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