Here you will find all my favorite bits and bobbles that you might need during your cross stitch experience; everything you need to cross stitch from floss to scissors, and more. There is no right or wrong when it comes to your cross stitch supplies ~ use what you’re comfortable with and what makes you happy with your stitching. While these are the things that I use and enjoy having, you may find yourself favoring different items or different brands of a similar thing.
Cross Stitch Needles
All of my needles are currently John James brand. Up until I switched to these, my needles were always breaking, bending, and tarnishing. I usually keep sizes 24, 26, and 28 on hand.
Needle Threaders Make Life Easier
Fabrics for Cross Stitching
Embroidery Hoops, Qsnaps, and Scroll Frames
I know some stitchers prefer just one of these things, but I use a variety of all of them, depending on the project size, the fabric I’m using, and my mood that day.
Cross Stitch Stands
Having a stand hold your work allows you to stitch with both hands and helps avoid hand cramping.
Embroidery Scissors and Other Tools
You can never have enough pretty scissors 🙂
Counting Pins to Help Find and Keep Your Place
If you’ve never used counting pins in your cross stitch before, we have some great tips and instructions here on the blog.
Good Lighting Makes a Huge Difference
While a lamp isn’t necessarily part of your cross stitch supplies, it’s definitely a huge helper to have in your work space so you can avoid eye strain and see your fabric clearly.