Have you dreamed of creating your own patterns from scratch but you're not sure where to start?
Do you have questions like, 'how do I choose the right colours?' or 'How do I get inspiration for my designs and develop my own style?'
Perhaps you feel daunted by cross stitch software and all the the logistics of designing like creating patterns to the right size for your frame or hoop.
If this is you, then welcome to the Design Your Own Cross Stitch Patterns Course! Here you will learn everything you need to know, over eight video lessons, to create your own unique cross stitch designs from first inspiration to final piece.
'I had wanted to design my own cross stitch patterns for a while, but I just didn't know where to start. As soon as I saw Nicola's step by step course I knew it would provide all the answers I needed, and I wasn't wrong.
Nicola guides you through each step with clear instructions, taking you al the way from helping you decide on an idea, to putting your designs in a computer programme, to the finishing off the completed cross stitch. I now have lots of ideas buzzing around in my head and have already started stitching my very own patterns'
- Review from Course Student, Kerry
What does the course include? The course contains eight video lessons and regular additions of bonus videos to support you on your designing journey, The course also includes access to an exclusive Facebook community of fellow students where you can ask questions, share progress and get regular hints and tips.
The video lessons are -
Lesson 1 - Introduction and Welcome to the Course
Lesson 2 - Inspiration
Lesson 3 - Sketching
Lesson 4 - Graphing (with our special 14 count, 16 count and 18 count aida graph papers)
Lesson 5 - Choosing Colours
Lesson 6 - Cross Stitch Software to create your patterns - I cover PC Stitch and compare it with another programme to highlight what to look out for in whatever programme you are using.
Lesson 7 - Stitching - Tips for stitching up your projects and amending/correcting your design.
Lesson 8 - Finishing and Photography - tips for finishing your design and styling your final photos.
New Bonus Lesson - Importing Photos into Cross Stitch Design Software
New Bonus Lesson - Designing for Christmas
Included in the course is also -
A workbook to help you as you progress through the course
Graph papers to work on that match 14, 16 and 18 count Aida
Free Font sets to personalize your designs.
Access to an exclusive Facebook community group of fellow students and stitchers.
How long do I have access to the course for? Forever! This is a resource you can dip back in to when ever you need and there is no deadline to complete the lessons so you can work at your own pace.
What do I need to know to start this course? This course is most suitable for those who have some experience of cross stitching. If you have completed a few projects before then this course will be just right for you. All you need is enthusiasm and excitement for the journey, no other design experience is required.
I really enjoyed this course! The modules are really nicely delivered. .I especially liked the module where Nicola discusses just getting on and having a crack at drawing something, no matter how bad you think you are!
This course came along at just the right time to spur me on and I'm really enjoying having a go at designing. Thank You Mindful Stitching School!
- Review from course student, Hannah
What if I get stuck? I'm on hand all the way through your course to encourage, inspire, ask questions and generally cheer you on! You can contact me at mindfulstitchingco[at]gmail.com or via the Facebook group.
How much is the course? The usual course price is $45 (Approx £34 for UK stitchers- the course is hosted on an American platform called Thinkific so the course cost is in dollars which will be converted into your local currency at checkout)
I want you to absolutely love this course so if for any reason you don't then get in touch within 30 days and I'll happily refund you.
How do I sign up? Simply pop over to our course website here. I can't wait to meet you and see all the amazing designs you create!