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LEVEL 6:
Do you want to stitch Thea's Sampler Designs but find you need some extra help with the Advanced Hardanger tech-niques? We recommend our Beyond Cross Stitch Series of kits!

This page shows Level Six of Beyond Cross Stitch featuring one a NEW Filling Stitch to learn.
Each kit is stitched on simple evenweave fabric.

There are five Christmas themed designs, and five Floral Designs, so you have plenty of variety.  Each progressive kit builds on  the Basic Hardanger Techniques you have already learned in Level Five. They include clear Step-by-step instructions for you to follow and all materials you need (except scissors). Collect all 60 kits to empower you to stitch Thea’s samplers!   Look below for more details on each one!

See complete video instructions for the first
three levels on our Youtube Channel


Beyond Cross Stitch Level 6 Numbers 1-10
  
"Cranberry Wreath"
LEVEL 6 - 1 "DIAGONAL TWISTS AND WOVEN SPIDER WEB"

This filling stitch is a combination of three simple Hardanger stitches. It combines Woven Bars, Diagonal Twisted Spokes and Woven Spider Web. It is a fun and easy stitch to complete.

   

  
"Hearts and Flowers"
LEVEL 6 - 2 "DIVIDED BRANCHES AND SPIDER WEB"

This filling stitch looks delicate and beautiful when completed. You can work it a single motif or work several in an area to achieve a lovely lacy effect. enjoy the beads and other ornamental stitching forming this beautiful heart shape!

   

  
"Pomegranate"
LEVEL 6 - 3 "STRUVOR ROSETTE"

This is a beautiful filling stitch to complete and resembles a Scandinavian cookie. It combines divided woven bars and divided branches and is a fun and easy stitch to master.

   

  
"Christmas Cheer"
LEVEL 6 - 4 "SPIDER IN LACE"

This filling stitch is definitely worth the effort. When it is completed, it resembles very delicate lace with a spider web circle in the middle You'll love the step by step photos included in the kit, making this stitch almost effortless to accomplish!

   

  
"Christmas Greens"
LEVEL 6 - 5 "DOVE'S COTE"

This filling stitch is a fun easy hardanger stitch to complete. The combination of divided wrapped bars and a Dove's Eye give a very lacy effect when completed. You will find these needleweaving stitches in Thea's Beyond Cross Stitch level 5 series kits such as #5-04 “Hardanger Wreath.

   

  
"Daisy Chain"
LEVEL 6 - 6 "WHIPPED SPIDER WEB"

This filling stitch is Hardanger's version of the Whipped spider Web surface stitch. It is an easy stitch to complete, but the results are so beautiful. Here you see it filling in a center with 8 spokes, so you will learn how to make those too. The method for making spokes is a building block in making the other more complicated woven centers.

   

  
"Lavender Roses"
LEVEL 6 - 7 "DIVIDED WRAPPED BARS, DOVE'S EYES AND WOVEN WEB"

This filling stitch is a combination of the most common Hardanger stitches used. You will find these needleweaving stitches in Thea's Beyond Cross Stitch level 5 series of kits such as #5-04 " Hardanger Wreath", #5-05 " Poinsettia Heart" and #5-10 "Rose Garden"

  

  
"Fans and Roses"
LEVEL 6 - 8 "CURLED V IN A FAN"

This is a beautiful filling stitch which resembles a quartet of woven fans. It is a more intricate Greek Cross but still an easy stitch to master. (There are also Algerian Eyes from Level 5 to stitch.) You will find this needleweaving stitch in Thea's Heirloom Wedding Sampler.

    

  
"Thistles"
LEVEL 6 - 9 "THREE QUARTER SPIDER WEB FLOWER WITH DOVE'S EYE"

This is a fairly quick and easy filling stitch to work and will be fun to learn. When it is completed, this woven center resembles a lovely flower. It is so surprising to see how quickly it works up!

   

  
"Spring Heart"
LEVEL 6 - 10 "BLANKET STITCH FLOWER"

Even though this filling stitch is a bit complicated in the beginning, it works up beautifully and resembles a flower when completed. You will find this stitch in Thea's sampler designs Friendship and Close at Heart Samplers, as well as in her Butterfly Lace Cyberclass.


Design area fpr each design: 42h x 42w (3.3” x 3.3”)
Cut fabric for models: at least 25ct Lugana 6" X 6"

FINISHING SUGGESTIONS: Ornament: cut two pieces of mat board about 1/8 larger than stitched design.  Glue quilt batting on each, let dry and trim.  Center the design over batting and anchor with straight pins. Clip curving corners, glue raw edges on back.  Repeat on other mat board using a fabric of your choice.  Glue both pieces wrong sides together and glue cording around outside edges to finish off. Sachet: fashion into pillow or bag and stuff with lavender or potpourri. Add ribbons to tie! Frame: use 4”x 4” frame opening. Greeting Card: apply a piece of iron-on interfacing to the back, trim the fabric to size and insert. Pincushion: use container, stuff,  glue design over top or form into pillow and stuff. Quilting: Since all 60 Beyond Cross Stitch designs are approximately the same square size. using these designs for a quilted wall hanging would look beautiful!  Use some Christmas fabric, and add some strips around the designs, and make all 30 Christmas designs into a quilted hanging or blanket for some Christmas cheer!   Work the other 30 into a wonderful floral quilt!, using different words for the first level.

 "Beyond Cross Stitch” Alphabet

We encourage you to use this FREE alphabet design, found in our Free Pattern area, to replace words with your own saying! For instance, “Happy Mother’s Day” could be replaced with “I love you”... or “You are an Angel”!

Each project is designed to be quick, easy, inexpensive and fun to stitch!
Clear step-by-step instructions,
stitch history and background, and focus on the repetition of the stitch so that the new Specialty Stitch students really learn!

The projects can all easily be made into inexpensive gifts such as Christmas ornaments, Potpourri bags, Quilt Squares, Pincushions, Door Hangers, or Greeting Cards for loved ones, and can be given with pride and joy!

These inexpensive, quick, and pretty little kits are wonderful to give to friends and family, and if you are familiar with Specialty Stitching, you too can help teach others to learn! These kits don’t intimidate any newcomer and they include all the materials you will need to finish stitching them. With encouragement, your friends will soon be having as much fun as you are!

“Beyond Cross Stitch Kits” are each packaged well, with beautifully clear full colour pictures on the cover, in re-useable zip lock bags so you can take them along as “purse-able projects”!! They are perfect to be taken with you. They are easy “how-to” kits, to stick in your purse as you head to the beach, to the cabin, on the boat, to stitch gatherings or guild meetings, in the car to have on hand while waiting for the kids, on the bus or plane, or just at home, to enjoy stitching in the comfort of your own easy chair.

   


LEVEL SIX of Beyond Cross Stitch features 10 MORE KITS to learn intermediate HARDANGER! This new level is devoted to providing more instruction for the student who is interested in progressing to a higher level of Hardanger. Each kit includes clear Step-by-step instructions and colour photo-graphs for you to follow as well as all the materials you need. You'll love how easy it is for you to progress from level 5 to level 6! Just like in Level 5, there are 5 Christmas Designs (BCS #6 1-5) and 5 Floral Designs (BCS #6 - 6-10). You'll love how easily you learn the more complicated Hardanger weaving stitches!
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LEVEL FIVE of Beyond Cross Stitch features A SUCCESIVE SERIES OF 10 KITS to learn HARDANGER! This whole level is designed to lead you easily from one step to another in increasing degrees of difficulty. It is recommended that you start click and scroll down for more