Teen Art Gallery: Cross-Stitch

Cross-stitching might seem like a hobby from your grandma’s time, but trust me, it’s way cooler than you think! If you’ve never tried it, you’re missing out on a seriously awesome craft that’s not only fun but also super beneficial.

First off, it’s a great way to unleash your creativity. Whether you’re into making cute animals, funky designs, or even customizing your own patterns, cross-stitching lets you express yourself in a totally unique way.

Another awesome thing about cross-stitch is how relaxing it is. In our fast-paced, screen-filled lives, it’s crucial to take a breather. Cross-stitching lets you unwind, de-stress, and focus on something that’s offline.

Lastly, let’s talk about skills. Cross-stitching isn’t just about making pretty things; it also hones your patience, concentration, and attention to detail. These are skills that’ll come in handy not just in crafting but also in school, work, and life in general.

So, give this month's teen art gallery a try. Stop by the youth services desk at the main library and get your directions and supplies. All projects are due July 15th and will be displayed July 16th-August 15th.

For more inspiration check out books about cross-stitch the library has to offer.