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Cross Stick Diploma Course, now only 19€!
Considered to be the oldest form of hand embroidery, cross stitch dates back to the fifth or sixth century AD – with samples found the world over – and it’s seeing a resurgence among modern makers and crafters. If you’re interested in trying out this vintage-modern craft for yourself, the Cross Stitch Diploma Course will teach you about the tools you'll use and give you the knowledge you need to take you from beginner to master maker.
The Cross Stitch Diploma Course begins with a detailed exploration of what cross stitch is – providing a little history on this popular form of counted-thread embroidery before diving into charts and keys, fabric count and blackwork.
With the foundations set, you’ll discover the equipment you’ll need to start cross-stitching. You will soon become an expert in needles, scissors, magnifiers, threads and canvases and how to choose the best supplies for your projects. Similarly, you will become familiar with the basics of fabric – as you are introduced to Aida, evenweave, linen and waste canvas.
You’ll learn how to set up your hoop, and how to stitch on various fabrics – covering basic stitches such as the quarter stitch and back stitch, along with starting methods. Once you have the basics down you’ll move onto intermediate and advanced stitches, including Chinese cross stitch and double running stitch.
As you gain more confidence, the Cross Stitch Diploma Course will take you through various cross-stitching techniques. You’ll look at the Danish and English methods, the stab and sew method, and plenty more. You’ll learn about dying cross stitch fabric, gridding it, and protecting it, using variegated and filament threads, adding dimension, and cleaning and preserving vintage cross stitch.
The course concludes by guiding you through various finishing techniques such as flat finish, canvas, and framing to present your cross stitch beautifully. You’ll also look at cushions, pillows, biscornu, ornaments, bookmarks and coasters.
Module 1: Cross-Stitching in Detail
Part 1: The History of Cross Stitch
Part 2: Charts and Keys on a Cross Stitch Pattern
Part 3: Fabric Count
Part 4: Blackwork
Module 1 Assessment
Module 2: Cross Stitch Equipment
Part 1: Needles and Pins
Part 2: Scissors and Magnifiers
Part 3: Threads of Many Colours
Part 4: Tips and Tricks for Choosing Supplies
Module 2 Assessment
Module 3: Fabric Basics
Part 1: How to Prepare the Fabric
Part 2: Aida, Evenweave and Linen
Part 3: Waste Canvas
Module 3 Assessment
Module 4: Getting Started with Basic Stitches
Part 1: Setting Up the Hoop
Part 2: Stitching on Aida and Linen
Part 3: Basic Stitches
Part 4: Let’s Get Started
Module 4 Assessment
Module 5: Intermediate and Advanced Stitches
Part 1: Confetti Stitch and Star Stitch
Part 2: Long-Armed Cross Stitch
Part 3: Double Running Stitch and Chinese Cross Stitch
Module 5 Assessment
Module 6: Cross-Stitching Techniques I
Part 1: Danish Method Vs English Method
Part 2: Two-Handed Stitching and Stab and Sew Methods
Part 3: The Railroad Method and the Couching Method
Part 4: The Parking Thread Method and the Cross Country Method
Module 6 Assessment
Module 7: Cross-Stitching Techniques II
Part 1: Dying Cross Stitch Fabric
Part 2: Tea Dying and Coffee Dying Techniques
Part 3: Gridding Cross Stitch Fabric and Protecting Your Cross Stitch Fabric
Module 7 Assessment
Module 8: Cross-Stitching Techniques III
Part 1: Using Variegated Threads and Filament Thread
Part 2: Adding Another Dimension - Painting, Stumpwork and Beading
Part 3: Cleaning and Preserving Vintage Cross Stitch
Module 8 Assessment
Module 9: Finishing Techniques I
Part 1: Flat Finish
Part 2: Flat Fold Finish
Part 3: Stretching on Canvas and Framing
Module 9 Assessment
Module 10: Finishing Techniques II
Part 1: Cushions and Pillows
Part 2: Biscornu
Part 3: Bookmarks, Coasters and Placemats
Module 10 Assessment
Upon completion of your course assessments, you receive 2 certificates. A certificate from the Centre of Excellence and a CPD certificate displaying the number of CPD points earned from the course.
Upon successful completion of this course, learners can also receive a certificate of achievement from ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary, which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course. (This certificate is optional and costs an additional £15).
ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government. It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high-quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries.
This course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme.
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