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cross stitch with zelma rose.

If you follow me on Instagram you’ve probably seen my posts about taking some craft classes with Zelma Rose. Well, now I’m going to tell you all about them! Lucky me, I was able to take two vacation days off from my day job to attend the workshops. #thegoodlife The classes were held at the Creative Live studios in San Francisco. I felt all celebrity talk show status — They put a mic on us and everything — and the whole thing was filmed for the internets. We each got a workspace with all of our supplies. Day one was all about cross stitch. Lisa, the craft brains behind Zelma Rose, taught us about fabrics, yarns, and designs. Then we dove in and learned seven stitches: basic, star, herringbone, oblong, alternating, rice, and straight. Here’s the hoop sampler I created with each of the stitches. My favorite was the straight stitch (bottom right in the hoop sampler) because you can create art like this: We spent the second half of the day incorporating our new skills into making cross stitch art. I …