Whether you're an experienced stitcher or just getting started, there are so many benefits to this timeless craft that go beyond just creating beautiful works of art.
Here are some of the top reasons why cross stitching is the perfect pastime for anyone looking for a little bit of creativity...
It's for absolutely anyone!
Firstly, When you think of cross stitching, you probably think of old ladies stitching away at tapestries but whilst it is the oldest form of embroidery, cross stitching is a super fun and relaxing hobby that can been enjoyed by people of all ages and backgrounds.
And nowadays there are sooo many awesome, modern patterns to follow, which is exactly why we love The Make Arcade's quirky, fun designs - from mystical moths to punchy quotes, we have something for everyone.
It makes you feel great
Honestly, cross stitching is incredibly satisfying. There's something about taking a blank piece of fabric and turning it into a colourful piece of art. Whether you're stitching a simple pattern or something more complex, the feeling of accomplishment you get when you finish a project is hard to beat.
That's also why cross stitching is a great stress reliever. Sitting down with a needle and thread and focusing on creating something beautiful is a great way to take your mind off of the worries and stresses of everyday life. Many people find that the repetitive nature of cross stitching is almost meditative, allowing them to unwind and relax.
Personally, I love listening to a podcast or audiobook whilst I keep my hands busy, it's the perfect way to switch off from social media and well, life in general for a few hours.
It's good for your brain!
Cross stitching is also a great way to improve your mental agility. As you work through a pattern, you'll need to use your problem-solving skills to figure out the best way to stitch each section. This can help to improve your memory, spatial awareness, and other cognitive abilities.
Luckily, The Make Arcade provides really clear instructions which are super easy to follow. Honestly, TMA took me from a complete beginner to a cross-stitch obsessed pro in no time because unlike so many others that I had tried and failed at, their instructions are beautifully simple and colour coded.
It can be social
Another benefit of cross stitching is that it's a great way to connect with others. Whether you're joining a local stitching group or chatting with other stitchers online, there's a vibrant community of people who love this hobby and are eager to share tips, techniques, and inspiration.
We'd love for you to tag us in your crafty projects on social media so we can show them off to the rest of the Beeze's community and get you connected to like-minded, local individuals so don't be shy!
It's simply fun!
Cross stitching is just plain fun! Whether you're working on a project for yourself or creating a handmade gift for someone else, there's something undeniably joyful about stitching. And with so many different patterns and designs to choose from there's always something new and exciting to try, like the Folk House Hanging Banner Kit which has stolen a lot of hearts lately.
So if you're looking for a fun and rewarding hobby that can help you relax, improve your mental agility, and connect with others, then cross stitching is definitely worth a try.
Why not head over to our website to check out all of the designs we have in stock and start stitching today? You never know how much you'll love it until you try!
Or pop in to our store between Monday - Saturday, 10am - 5pm to check them out in person.