I am often asked if i use cross stitch software to design. i do now and this is my story of how i started designing needlework. Student innovators are my inspiration! 4 . as a freshman design student, my textiles professor started our first day of class by bleakly stating that none of us would. The strength of the lapstitchtm joint is such that the designs require comparatively little fiberglass or fillet work, making them especially easy to build. our.