Skip to main content
  1. Life
  2. Home & Living
  3. Hobbies

Beginning to cross stitch the palm tree branches on the tree

See also

A palm tree outline was drawn directly on the aida cloth rather than using graph paper to plot out the cross stitching project. Next, it was time to begin cross stitching on the branches of the palm tree. Here are the steps that were used for cross stitching in the branches, which was actually quite a time consuming process. However, it might seem deceiving that this project would take so much time since this piece of aida cloth only measure 5 by 7 inches.

More Photos

Step 1:

An improvised criss-cross stitch was used for outlining the dark lines on a few of the branches. The stitching on this aida cloth project was often improvised, which goes to show how crafting can be tailored to one's preference. Since the palm tree was directly drawn on the aida cloth when most use graph paper to plot out a design, this project was quite improvisational from the start.

Step 2:

A back-stitch was used to outline the dark green portion on the thinner branches.

Step 3:

A modified satin stitch was used to fill in the lighter green portions of the palm tree branches.

This cross stitch palm tree design is still a work in progress, so come back to see its progression in the next article.

Advertisement

Life

  • ESPYS party
    Athletes and celebrities hit the red carpet at Body at the ESPYS party
    Today's Buzz
  • Healthy balance
    Keeping a healthy balance is so important for your own well-being
    Camera
    15 Photos
  • Apollo
    NASA observes 45th anniversary of Apollo 11: One giant leap for mankind
    Camera
    14 Photos
  • Unique jewelry
    Nothing catches the eye or completes and outfit like a great piece of jewelry
    Camera
    12 Photos
  • Student Farmworker Alliance
    Student-Farmworker Alliance launches 'Boot the Braids' web site
    Camera
    15 Photos
  • Exercise
    Find out why you should exercise to compliment your diet
    Camera
    10 Photos

Related Videos:

  • How to make palm tree shoes with fabric markers
    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/iP98rkNGtQU?VQ=HD720&amp;allowfullscreen=true&amp;autoplay=1"></iframe>
  • Palm tree inspired windsock
    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/xM6_1wwsasM?VQ=HD720&amp;allowfullscreen=true&amp;autoplay=1"></iframe>
  • Fourth of July card making idea
    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/7LemZ5YnjD0?VQ=HD720&amp;allowfullscreen=true&amp;autoplay=1"></iframe>