difference between cross stitch and embroidery

by Dawn
(Southbridge, MA)

Is there really a difference between cross stitch and embroidery? I am new to needlepoint and found some kits say one or the other or both but they look the same to me other then actual pattern. Please help. Thanks Dawn

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Thank you
by: Dawn

Thank you so very much. I was a little nervous to start on a project that i am working on. But so far so good. Thank you again.

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difference between cross stitch and embroidery
by: Valerie Kalyani

Embroidery means to add ornamentation to a piece of cloth, leather or other material.

Cross stitch is one kind of embroidery. Each style has its own name, technique, and particular kinds of fibers associated with it.

Crewel is done in yarn, surface embroidery and cross stitch are generally done in floss. Goldwork is done in real gold thread!

Needlepoint is sometimes called embroidery, but that is often disputed. When you make needlepoint, you are actually making the fabric with a canvas and yarn, so strictly speaking, you are not decorating the canvas, you are making a fabricated piece.

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