KXStitch lets you design cross-stitch patterns with the option to automatically convert imported images.
Cross-stitch is a very old needlework technique. Formerly a pastime of the nobility or higher-ranking ladies, cross-stitch is now considered a popular and easy-to-learn hobby among children and adults alike.
In cross-stitching, you embroider a small X-shape on a coarsely woven fabric with a good countable structure. This is done by first applying a forward angled ground stitch followed by a backward angled cover stitch over the ground stitch, resulting in an X. However, there are also quarter, half, and three-quarter stitches – in cross-stitch jargon, they are known as broken stitches. In addition, there is the backstitch and the knot stitch, also known as a French knot.
There are numerous templates and motifs for cross-stitch available in stores and on the Internet but not always free of charge. Alternatively, you can design your own patterns with the help of your computer. KXStitch  offers an open source solution for creating your own cross-stitch patterns for Linux and the Raspberry Pi OS.
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