Items Needed to Start Hmong Cross Stitch
Posted on 24 May 2011
I know I know it’s been a very long time since I’ve promise I’ll start blogging with tutorials on how to sew Hmong patterns/clothes. And now after such a very long time I’ve finally found the time to start. I promise I’ll do a better job at this and keep posting with tutorials.
But first I need to start with the items needed to start sewing Hmong patterns and clothes. We’ll start easy and begin slowly. Here are the main items needed to start sewing.
First you’ll need the cross stitch fabric, I buy mine at the Hmong store, they actually have them in large yard rolls, they of course sale it by the yard. If you do not have a Hmong store in your area you can buy them at the fabric store, problem is, they come in a small cut size only. They come in different colors but the most popular color for Hmong cross Stitch are black and white. I used to like white, but I’ve learn to love the color black to use for my cross stitches. I think the color turns out more vibrate using black. The bad thing about using the black fabric is it’s much harder to see the holes vs the white fabric it’s easy to the holes. I’ve also learned that these fabrics comes in 3 different sizes; small, medium and large. The most popular one used are the medium size.
I don’t have photos but best needles to use are the pointless needles, it doesn’t actually poke the living pain out of your fingers.
Above are a type of threads used for Hmong cross stitch. They are pretty cheap, a bundle is about 2 bucks each, each bundle can be used for a few outfits depending how much color the thread is needed.
above is another type of thread used for Hmong cross stitch, these are actually the most popular threads used because of the vibrate color, it as a shimmer look to the thread and makes the cross stitch pop from the base fabric.
to grab the thread from the fabric you’ll have to take a thread and pull it away from the fabric, i like this type of thread, it’s actually easiest to use.