Rebecca Healy has been using grid paper to create cross stitch designs since she was in primary school.
She says “I really like the structure and boundlessness of graph/grid paper. I have been using grid paper to create cross stitch designs since I was in primary school. Growing up with early video games systems I was fascinated with the blockiness of computer graphics and the simplicity of basic drawing tools like MS paint. I have also liked finding ways to create designs without the use of a lot of technology.
In the past 11 years I have taken up crochet since having being taught the basics when I was younger. I have used YouTube to reteach myself a lot of these basic crochet techniques. I have also used sites like stitch fiddle to create my own designs, however I am always drawn back to the calming simplicity of coloured pens and grid paper”