Sometimes you find a single cross stitch in the middle or the edge of your cross stitch pattern. A lonely cross stitch surrounded by a lot of blank cross stitch fabric. This is called a confetti cross stitch, such a cheerful name for a lonely fellow ;-). Without cross stitches nearby where you can bury your thread, it requires a slightly different approach to start and finish. In this blog we will explain you step-by-step how to make this stitch.
It can be tempting to connect your confetti stitch with the thread from a cross stitch that is more than 4 blocks away. We’ve been there, done it the quick way, and now strongly recommend you not to do this. When your loops on the backside become too long, they become visible through the holes in the front side of your fabric. Especially when you stitch with glow in the dark floss, or with a very contrasting color to your fabric, you will see it clearly from the front.
So it’s better to take it a bit more relax, to take another sip from your favourite drink, and do it the neat way directly.
Are you new to cross stitching? You may like to read our introduction to cross stitching first.