Sometimes, one wonders about how some arts have been lost along the way in the name of technological advancements. But then one can also see a tiny ray of hope emerging when some ingenious people take an old art and give it a new makeover that ensures that it lives on. In this instance, we are referring to embroidery or needlework and more specifically cross stitch, which is one of the types of stitches used to create a magical design on cloth. Today, artists have taken cross stitch out of its existence on cloth and brought it to the streets. The thing about embroidery though many may refer to it as old fashioned and archaic is that it created a lot beauty and calmed down many a heart with its soothing qualities. And you also have to know that not all embroidery was very complicated and if you do not believe us, then take a look at excellent applique embroidery designs and patterns that could be easy enough to undertake once one mastered the basics of it.
The concept of cross stitch on streets is so doable and can seem so wonderful that one may even start blaming oneself for not having thought of this concept sooner. And if you are running out of ideas on the kind of designs you can do with cross stitch street art, then you can always turn to pretty and easy crochet doily for beginners for inspiration around the design. If you want more ideas, you can always look at how different type of needle work or stitches can make things prettier.
However, before you start running around the streets looking for opportunities for cross stitch street art, we suggest that you get a grip on the basic requirements for cross stitch art. This will give you an idea on what you will need to change and adapt in order to make it work on a larger scale, which is what you have to do to make things work. For instance, cross stitch is usually done has squares marked on it with holes indicating where the needle should go. This will help the person doing the needlework get the patterns right. So you simply have to look for surfaces that have the squares on them – for instance like a grill with simple check designs on it or some other surface that has a similar pattern to offer.
Another factor that you have to keep in mind is the kind of thread you will be using. It is but natural that you will not be able to use the simple thin and delicate silky kind of thread that is used for cross stitch on cloth. The thread will have to be of a more robust kind that can make the design come alive. In fact, for some designs that are going to be outdoors and which need to be more robust, we recommend plastic wires.
In fact, if you look at some of the works of art, you will realize that some of them have been really smart in the use of raw materials that are used. This can be a fun project that you can try in and around the space you reside in. Depending on the kind of effect you are seeking to create, you can go with simple homilies or humorous memes or for that matter any subject that appeal to you.
Do look at the pictures and tell us what you think of cross stitch street art and what kind of projects you would like to take up.