Lately fine art paintings in cross stitch are very popular. Fine art paintings from the famous Monet, Van Gogh and Klimt are complex paintings but they look great in cross stitch. Most of us have posters of the old masters in our rooms, why not stitch a painting and hang it in the living room.
Fine art cross stitch can be complicated, challenging and can also take some time to finish but you will capture the drama and different colours of an old famous painting and also create a heirloom for the family. A cross stitch painting is a wonderful keepsake and you should be proud to have made it.
Many cross stitch shops offer designs from the Old Masters like Monet, Van Gogh, Klimt, Waterhouse, Renoir and many more. To choose your favourite design, decide which painting you would like to stitch and then look first online for all the bargains. Online cross stitch shops can afford to offer better priced and competitive cross stitch kits and patterns.
There is a huge variety of fine art cross stitch patterns online. These days, you can also get your cross stitch pattern via email or download so you are saving money on postage. You will need to have a printer to print the pattern or you can email it to a friend who can print the pattern for you.
You can not miss your favourite painting into cross stitch, just search the net for fine art cross stitch patterns and you will find it. However if you can not find your design, just email any of the fine art cross stitch shops and most of them will be more than happy to make it for you into a cross stitch pattern.
There is not so much variety of fine art in cross stitch kits, you may need to search for your favourite design a bit more. If you can not find it online, it is a good idea to ask your local craft shop in case they can direct you to the right place.
If you still can not find your favourite design into cross stitch kit, then you will have to find it into a cross stitch pattern and buy the materials – fabric and threads – separately.
Once you find the perfect fine art painting in cross stitch kit or pattern, be sure you stitch your initials and date at the bottom of your cross stitch design. It is nice to know who made a masterpiece!
Finding The Best Cross Stitch Designs
How many of you are looking to find that one unique and special cross stitch design but having trouble locating it. This guide is to help you find that special and unique cross stitch pattern you are dreaming of.
First, visit your local craft store and ask around. They might have something similar or they might be able to order it for you. If that fails, then use the yellow pages and phone all the craft stores in your area or neighbour areas.
Ask them for the particular cross stitch pattern – the more information you know the better. If you can not provide sufficient information, try to describe the pattern, how the picture looks like, how big it is, how the front cover page looks like, the manufacturer name if known etc.
If you have no luck with the craft shops, try to find it online! Use your computer and the search engines, like google.com, yahoo.com or ask.com. Be very specific. If you are looking for example a ford car, seach for ford car cross stitch pattern and check out the search results.
Another good search place is cross stich forums. Find them again through the big search engines (google, yahoo). Many avid cross stitchers are looking for specific cross stitch patterns in cross stitch forums.
A cross stitch forum is a good online community that they all try to help each other as much as they can. They even exchange or borrow cross stitch patterns. You might also find a person there who can help you find your pattern.
The last option is to design your own cross stitch pattern. There are a few free services that will let you upload a photo and it will convert it into a cross stitch pattern. Search google or yahoo for upload photo in cross stitch free.