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So my eldest, Mister teen, has repeatedly stated that he wishes to have a hobby, but couldn’t decide on one, so we decided I would teach him to do counted cross stitch.
I know what you are thinking, it is something we associate with old ladies, or mums (like me lol).

After teaching him the basic stitches and how to follow a simple pattern, his first attempt was a Winnie the Pooh pattern for his “soon to be” baby sister/brother. He enjoyed doing it and picked it up really easily! But after finishing that one in a couple of weeks, he went looking for a new pattern repeatedly groaned about the “”girlishness” of all of the patterns, so he drew his own using a graph book.

He wouldn’t show us the picture, but he worked away for weeks at it ever afternoon after school, even when his mates would pop round!! We had the big “unveiling” of his “masterpiece” (hubby and I were expecting to have to feign appreciation) low and behold he did a big Doctor Who cross stitch!

Not only was it super cool, but every afternoon since he and his mates are in my craft room doing their own cross stitch patterns!!

Goes to show you – embroidery – not just for girls after all!


Posted by MumInOz, 17th June 2015


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  • Master six has been asking me to teach him. Yay.

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  • That is awesome! I do cross stitch,mane embroidery. I also knit and crochet. I taught my daughter, my son has had a couple of goes. He’s more into the great outdoors tho. It’s good that they’ve both had a go though

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  • That is awesome! I’m super impressed!

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  • He must be very talented to make his own patterns. Creativity is a skill of the future and he should embrace it. Good on you for encouraging it.

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  • It’s nice to see that some kids are sticking to the so called gender rolls! I hope my little girl gets into all sorts of things!
    Thanks for sharing

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  • that is great! i love how you have changed his and his friends thinking! i learnt to knit as a teenager and it was pretty cool. What a great kid that you have there! Not afraid to challenge the stereotypes plus it is better than him going out and getting into trouble! Good job!

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  • I love it when skills are Handed down

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  • Brilliant! Age and gender do not matter when it comes to hobbies and activities. Would love to see a photo of his Dr Who project, sounds terrific! :)

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  • Wow, what a talented young man you have, not only able to stitch but design, he has a bright future ahead of him!

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  • That’s awesome good for you and even better for your son

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  • Ive been cross stitching since I was a teen, and it’s a sad thing that I can’t manage it since I had a stroke.

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  • What a fantastic and talented son you have! How awesome that he was able to make his own patterns!!!

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  • That’s brilliant! Not only did he pick up a wonderful hobby but he made it his own by creating his own patterns. Good on him and as a bit if a Whovian fan I can say that I’m wishing I had a Dr Who cross stitch piece hanging in my house!

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