It’s time for our monthly Crossroads Embroidery Series with Amy Barickman from Indygo Junction. We learned how to select the right thread and needles, and Amy shared another “getting started” video about important, additional tools. Now she teaches us how to do the cross stitch with a free PDF LOVE pattern! She’ll be back next month with an all new stitch…

Looking for a new embroidery project for summer? We have lots of pretty, free embroidery projects!

Hello, I’m Amy Barickman, founder of Indygo Junction. Welcome to the third video in the Crossroads Embroidery Series. During the remaining videos in this series, we will learn six basic embroidery stitches and I will share a free embroidery design with each tutorial. (Download the PDF pattern here.) Today I’m excited to teach you the cross stitch!

In the first two videos of this series, I told you all about the basics. Learn about embroidery needles, thread and foundation fabrics in my first video. In my second video, get the basics on tracing and transferring designs including my favorite method – Sulky’s Stick N Stitch. Check these out to learn more about my line of 12 weight Crossroads Decorative Thread, Sulky’s Stick N’ Stitch for transferring your designs and my favorite foundation fabric Crossroads Denim, all of which I will be using in this project.

The cross stitch is an incredibly versatile stitch that can be used as a filler in designs or letters. Our design today uses the cross stitch technique to spell out the word “LOVE.” (Download the PDF pattern here.) I have loved using the cross stitch on my new cotton fabric line, Stitcher’s Garden!

Don’t forget to stock by to pick up supplies. The Crossroads Embroidery Vintage Made Modern thread pack includes all the thread colors that I’m going to use for the six FREE designs in this series. Sulky has also put together a dish towel pack, so you can make a quick, creative gift. You can find Crossroads Decorative Thread, Crossroads Denim packs and my new Stitcher’s Garden Thread collection on their website. It’s a one-stop shop!

Join us for our next video as we continue with our stitch tutorials with FREE projects and learn the back stitch. See you next time!

Vintage Notions Bonus:
As a little bonus I wanted to share one of my favorite cross-stitch samplers from my vintage archives! This graphic was featured on a page in my Vintage Notions book! Click here to read an excerpt on cross stitch from the September chapter, which is based on the writings of the Woman’s Institute founded in 1916 (100 years ago!). Visit to learn more about Vintage Notions as well as our Vintage Notions Monthly magazine that continues the journey I started.