Cross-Stitching

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Selling finnished cross stitch
Tue, Jan 24, 2017 3:45 AM
Posted by Maria
0 Replies
Hi everybody:) Im searching for someone who want to buy finnished cross stitch work. If someone know something about it please write. ... Read Post Go to top
Type of Stitches
Mon, Jan 23, 2017 10:47 PM
Posted by Dolores Connolly
0 Replies
HI I am starting a cross stitch kit It says to do a Tapestry stitch and also to do a strand stitch I have looked on the Internet to find these stitches and how to do them Can anyone help I would be really grateful Thank you Dolores... Read Post Go to top
Need someone to cross stitch a portrait for me
Mon, Jan 23, 2017 8:31 PM
Posted by Walter E Triplett
1 Reply
I need to find someone who will cross stitch a portrait for me. Two people in picture and not in color. I can furnish pattern but that's about it.... Read Post Go to top
Meaning of instructions
Mon, Jan 23, 2017 9:06 AM
Posted by Dolores Connolly
0 Replies
HI I recently bought Riolis 1470 Little boy fishing. One of the items listed is NO. OF THREADS ON BILLED. what does this mean. Can anyone help. Thank you. Want to start soon. Dolores... Read Post Go to top
Ghost Stitcher
Thu, Jan 19, 2017 11:37 AM
Posted by Penny
6 Replies
I have a cross stitch that is about 70% done. I need someone to finish it for me. I'll be happy to send pictures for a price estimate. Also, I will include the floss, directions, everything I have for it and pay for postage. Thank you.... Read Post Go to top
crosstitch from a photo
Thu, Jan 19, 2017 6:46 AM
Posted by Winnie Seymour
2 Replies
Several years ago I sent photos of my children into DMC which they then converted to a crosstitch pattern It was the best project I ever did. My problem now is I can't find any company that does this conversion. Any ideas? Thanks... Read Post Go to top
photo cross stitch stocking pattern
Tue, Jan 17, 2017 10:04 AM
Posted by charron
0 Replies
I am trying to create a cross stitched pattern from a photo to fit into a stocking template. While transferring a photo to cross stitch format can be done, I am having a hard time finding a Christmas stocking template to transfer the converted photo/cross stitch image onto. I know... Read Post Go to top
Fabric Color
Mon, Jan 16, 2017 11:10 PM
Posted by Leslie
3 Replies
I am stitching Walter Crane's England and France Knights for my son. http://tinyurl.com/jbr685r I would like to do do these on a darker fabric and do more white vs cream on the horse coverings. Any color ideas for fabric? I am not really wanting a blue, but something that will... Read Post Go to top
Wichelt 18 ct. "Natural" Home Sweet Home
Fri, Jan 13, 2017 5:55 PM
Posted by Cheryl Phipps
0 Replies
I am looking for 1-2 squares of Wichelt 18 ct. "Natural" Home Sweet Home. I posted this previously and bought one from someone who responded. Hoping they will see this again. Found 2 more patterns that call for this fabric. Thank you.... Read Post Go to top
Picture print with a 4 x4 square in the middle of it in crosstitch???
Mon, Jan 9, 2017 1:12 PM
Posted by Dana
0 Replies
Has anyone seen something like this and if so where? Christmas print with a 4 x4 square in the middle of it in cross stitch. The center is just a continuation of the print. My sister in law bought a completed set at a resale store and they are so... Read Post Go to top
New Alphabet
Sat, Jan 7, 2017 5:55 PM
Posted by John Burger
1 Reply
Anita I tried to send you a new alphabet but it was returned. Have you stop accepting new designs? John Burger... Read Post Go to top
1/2 cross stitch on 18 count aida
Tue, Jan 3, 2017 8:31 PM
Posted by Joycej
0 Replies
I am doing a project on 18 count Aida cloth. I plan on using two strands. As anyone ever stitched a project on 18 count by using half stitches for the entire project?... Read Post Go to top
Stitches removed from background of aida.
Mon, Jan 2, 2017 10:53 AM
Posted by Maggie
0 Replies
I decided to fill in the background of my cross stitch. Not needed but thought it would be a real challenge. Wrong move !!!! Am now in the process of removing the said stitches. Problem is it stands out from the unsewn aida. Is there anything you can suggest to... Read Post Go to top
I am searching for a Ghost cross stitcher
Mon, Jan 2, 2017 4:29 AM
Posted by Marion
13 Replies
In desperate need of a ghost stitcher to make a cross stitch wedding sampler. I have the full kit for it but my hands are too arthritic to do it now. Project needed until May 2015. Can anyone help. Does anyone know if Ghoststitchers in Canadaigua N.Y has closed business?... Read Post Go to top
calendar help
Sun, Jan 1, 2017 7:39 PM
Posted by Big Momma
1 Reply
I am thinking ahead to Christmas 2017. My thought is to do a 2018 Calendar. I think I would like to stitch a different 5x7 for each month (Jan - Happy New Year, Feb Happy Valentines day, etc) then slide them into a "frame" at the top of the calendar... Read Post Go to top
Changing fabric count
Sat, Dec 31, 2016 3:17 PM
Posted by raciszmar
0 Replies
Changing fabric count, will it take more thread if I want to use 14 count instead 16 or 32 evenweave?... Read Post Go to top
Need help with cross sitch
Sat, Dec 31, 2016 9:52 AM
Posted by Shelby Edelmann
3 Replies
Hello, I'm sorry to say that I don't really have a clue as to what all of this is. It was a project my grandma started years ago and didn't get to finish. It is a picture of me. I would say about 24 inches by 12 inches. She has... Read Post Go to top
Waste canvas
Tue, Dec 27, 2016 12:37 PM
Posted by Kari
1 Reply
I want to cross stitch some gunny sack kitchen towels. Do I have to use waste canvas or can I use regular Aida cloth?... Read Post Go to top
Need someone to finish cross stitch piece
Sat, Dec 10, 2016 8:20 AM
Posted by Lynette
1 Reply
I am still working on a piece (Emma's Garden) but am Leary about the embroidery stitches at the bottom. I have never done many of these stitches and this makes the picture creating a lace-like effect. This is linen hand dyed material. Would you know of anyone who could finish... Read Post Go to top
Mariens and Navy book marks using aida fabric
Sun, Dec 4, 2016 11:06 PM
Posted by John W. Lane
4 Replies
What do you use to keep edges of Aida Fabric on book marks not to fray... Read Post Go to top
Artiste cross stitch bracelet kit directions
Sun, Dec 4, 2016 6:36 PM
Posted by Michelle
4 Replies
I am making one of the bracelet kits. I'm almost done with the cross stitch part. There are no directions at all for how to put the rest of the bracelet together. There is fabric for backing & buttons & stretch cord for the buttons. I am probably figure it... Read Post Go to top
Experienced cross stitcher
Fri, Dec 2, 2016 5:36 PM
Posted by Shawn LaFleur
25 Replies
I am an extremely experienced crossstitcher and would love to complete projects for you. I have worked on all kinds of Aida and Linen cloth, and some waste canvas work. I have been doing cross stitch work for over 35 years. I did some work for Ghoststitchers until the company... Read Post Go to top
Free cross-stitching program from blanc
Mon, Nov 21, 2016 5:13 PM
Posted by Eline
0 Replies
Is there a free cross-stitching program that starts from a blanc canvas, where the user can easily draw and edit its own pattern (rotate parts, copy parts, ...)? (most programs start from a picture that can't be changed)... Read Post Go to top
Cross-stitch kits
Wed, Nov 16, 2016 11:34 AM
Posted by Molly
1 Reply
Hi there! I am just wondering where fellow cross-stitchers find their patterns. Do you purchase kits that contain patterns plus everything you need to stitch a design? Or do you prefer to find free patterns online? Or do you create your own designs? Thanks for the help! ... Read Post Go to top
Is two strands correct for this cloth and pattern?
Mon, Nov 7, 2016 4:31 PM
Posted by
1 Reply
I'm cross stitching the "Sisters and Brothers" pattern, dated 1979 by Harriette Tew. I'm using 14 count cloth and using two strands of thread. Is two strands correct for this cloth and pattern? ... Read Post Go to top
Need Christmas Stocking Help!
Wed, Oct 19, 2016 10:33 PM
Posted by Karen Kitto
1 Reply
I bought 3 18" Bucilla Christmas stocking kits that I wanted to have completed for my husband and two kids by Christmas! Working full time, being a mom of 2 and a caregiver to 2 elderly parents has made me realize that I can't get these stockings complete by Christmas... Read Post Go to top
Re: How to get started...
Wed, Oct 19, 2016 10:26 PM
Posted by JacquiP
6 Replies
Good Afternoon I hope it is ok to come to this forum and ask such basic questions as I am about to. I have not undertaken a cross stitch project in years and purchased four kits at the weekend and would be most appreciative of some advice on how best... Read Post Go to top
Linen or Aida
Wed, Oct 19, 2016 9:06 PM
Posted by Jenise
2 Replies
Hi- I really am just asking for your opinion. I plan to make Christmas stockings for my family...probably for next Christmas. The pattern calls for red Aida 14...I was considering using a 28 count linen...it is a scandinavian looking pattern...In your opinion, would changing the fabric make a difference? Any... Read Post Go to top
Mailing completed projects
Tue, Oct 18, 2016 6:06 PM
Posted by Elya
1 Reply
Hello, I have just finished a beautiful cross stitch piece for a customer and I'm going to mail it. I would appreciate any advice on shipping larger pieces to keep them from creasing/wrinkling. The piece is about 18" x 12". ... Read Post Go to top
Type of threads for Gold Collection - Dimension kits?
Tue, Oct 11, 2016 5:55 AM
Posted by Joanna
0 Replies
What type (brand) of threads are used in the Gold Collection and Dimensions? Where can I find this # of thread, charts? Thank You in advance. ... Read Post Go to top
Snowman Christmas Stocking Needs Finishing
Sat, Oct 8, 2016 2:28 PM
Posted by Suzanne M
7 Replies
I have a counted cross stitch Christmas Snowman stocking pattern that I have just begun and likely will need help to complete. I'm looking for an experienced cross stitcher that might help me on this project. I will do all the assembly of the finished cross stitch. Please advise and... Read Post Go to top
Need a complex pattern stitched for me
Sat, Oct 8, 2016 2:26 PM
Posted by Ana Burton
1 Reply
I am in need of someone to do a cross stitch project for me. My eyes and hands are not what they used to be... I have all the DMC floss (over 130 colors) wrapped on plastic bobbins and numbered, (can provide more if you run out), aida cloth in... Read Post Go to top
cross stitch magazine
Fri, Sep 23, 2016 4:15 PM
Posted by kim olson
2 Replies
I have been looking forever for the March/April 2001 issue of Just Cross Stitch Magazine, if there is anyone who has the complete issue with no patterns missing I would love to purchase it. Please let me know and I will Be very happy to take it off your hands.... Read Post Go to top
Error counted cross stitch
Fri, Sep 9, 2016 5:48 PM
Posted by Alondra DiDomenico
0 Replies
I've just begun to cross stitch recently and bought the flower owl bucilla counted cross stitch kit. Not only does it not tell me the stitch count it also has several errors. I started in the middle which is by the start of the body and wing. Near the wing... Read Post Go to top
Problems with chart colors
Mon, Aug 29, 2016 3:30 PM
Posted by Juliann Barnhard
0 Replies
I am working on a Bucilla chart titled 'My Mother, My Friend' and I'm having problems figuring out which colors are which. I tried looking through the conversion charts but the numbers don't come up with what's on my chart. I have color #746 as Pale Yellow, but I can't... Read Post Go to top
weeks dye works to dmc conversion
Fri, Aug 12, 2016 9:08 PM
Posted by Christy
2 Replies
Hi, I am looking for the DMC equivalent of Weeks Dye Works color #2210 - Citronella. I have spent the last 2 days looking all over the net and can't find a thing! Any help would be greatly appreciated!! Thx, Christy... Read Post Go to top
Bucilla color chart vs. Bucilla cross stitch kit color names
Fri, Aug 12, 2016 6:08 AM
Posted by M.E. Callahan
4 Replies
I started a Mother Goose crib quilt kit. Lots of colors, some of which are VERY close, a bare shade difference. Can't match the thread colors to the numbers listed on their chart. Looking at the conversion chart, the shades shown for the corresponding numbers are VERY different, as are... Read Post Go to top
cross stitching foam boards with tabs
Mon, Aug 8, 2016 2:10 PM
Posted by lucy
0 Replies
I recently acquired a lot of cross stitching supplies at an estate sale. I would appreciate if one of the experienced cross stitch experts can help me..I acquired foam squares with tabs on the sides, what are they called and also its use.Thank you.... Read Post Go to top
Missing symbol key and thread numbers
Thu, Aug 4, 2016 6:25 AM
Posted by Robert Pew
0 Replies
I am missing the symbol key and DMC thread numbers for a Vervaco birth chart reference number 70.732. What is the contact number for the company? Anybody can help it would be much appreciated.... Read Post Go to top
How do I calculate fabric needed when converting from 28 count to 25 or 22 count?
Wed, Aug 3, 2016 8:51 PM
Posted by Glenna
1 Reply
My eyesite is not sufficient to complete a project started for my granddaughter. The project is 10 1/2 by 14 1/2 finished on 28 count fabric would like to use a 25 or 22 count fabric how do I calculate the size of fabric required? Thanks ... Read Post Go to top
Canner's Kitchen error
Mon, Aug 1, 2016 9:13 PM
Posted by JC
1 Reply
I am currently working on Canner's Kitchen cross stitch and have found an error. The pattern calls for DMC 772 leaf green in the peaches. Does anyone know what color is correct? I'm sure this is not the intended color choice. ... Read Post Go to top
Finishing cross stitch
Wed, Jul 13, 2016 3:18 PM
Posted by Fran Varady
2 Replies
I am desperate to find someone to complete a counted cross stitch of Devil's Tower. It is almost half done and is about 6x8. I need it by start of November. Will pay reasonable fee. Please contact me via e mail at bruinmom@aol.com.... Read Post Go to top
Butterfly Alphabet help
Sun, Jun 26, 2016 3:54 PM
Posted by brenda
1 Reply
I'm interested in using a "Butterfly Alphabet" cross stitch pattern. However, I would like to change the butterflies around, to use different colors for the letters with pre arranged pattern?... Read Post Go to top
30 count linen cross stitch kit can I use aida instead
Sun, Jun 26, 2016 3:47 PM
Posted by Gill murray
1 Reply
I have purchased two cross stitch kits from a boot sale very good price. The problem is they are 30 count linen I find this far too small to work with even with a magnifying light. Is it possible to use Aida if so what size should I buy and... Read Post Go to top
Floor frames
Sat, Jun 25, 2016 8:23 AM
Posted by Susan Scothern
1 Reply
I've recently bought a floor frame and as my aida is quite wide I'm having difficulty in putting my right hand under fabric to stitch top left hand corner, so much so that I've taken it off frame and doing it free hand ! Any advice/help would be much appreciated.... Read Post Go to top
Converting aida cloth size.
Fri, Jun 3, 2016 12:50 AM
Posted by Melonie Bryant
1 Reply
Hi there, I've been given a kit using 18 count aida. However, the count is too small. I wish to convert to 14 count. The design size is all I have to work with and my math is not very clever. The finished size is 16" x 12" 20" X... Read Post Go to top
Fraying Edges of Fabric
Thu, Jun 2, 2016 9:43 AM
Posted by Christine Troutman
3 Replies
Hello: It's been a while and I decided to pick up stitching again and was wondering what I could do so that the edges of the fabric don't fray while I'm stitching. I've heard tape around the edges and if so what kind of tape, and if that isn't a... Read Post Go to top
Golden Bee instructions
Sun, May 29, 2016 9:38 PM
Posted by Karen
2 Replies
I was recently given quite a bit of cross stitch supplies from someone who didn't want it anymore. One of the kits was "Iris Floral Picture #60212 . The instructions gives a list of stitches used with symbols for each stitch. The French knot is nowhere on the pattern and... Read Post Go to top
Floss numbering
Sat, May 21, 2016 3:00 PM
Posted by Carol Gibbs
1 Reply
Four years ago I made a cross country move and recently (finally) found my cross stitch supplies. Question - Will my old collection of floss still maintain the same numbers, or do the companies ever reassign numbers as the change and/or increase their lines? ie, as I start a new... Read Post Go to top
Two symbols coded for one color on chart
Wed, May 18, 2016 4:30 PM
Posted by Maureen
2 Replies
I am getting ready to start Shimmering Mermaid by Mirabilia. On the chart it says V or 2 with DMC color 992 next to these two symbols. It reads as: V or 2 992, meaning DMC 992 is the color for the symbol V or for the symbol 2 on... Read Post Go to top
looking for someone to finish a project for me
Tue, May 10, 2016 1:27 AM
Posted by Ninnytink
4 Replies
Hi, I can no longer see well enough to finish my cross stitch projects and I really love them. The first one is 12 3/8 x 15 3/4. I can send a picture to get a quote on how long and how much you would charge. Thank you... Read Post Go to top
thread/floss
Tue, May 3, 2016 3:58 PM
Posted by Kate Jones
1 Reply
Hi, Wonder if you could help? I bought a cross stitch set which was made in china by Joy Sunday. I am running out of certain colours on the pack it says ecology cotton floss. I bought DMC thread from my local craft shop and it is not the same... Read Post Go to top
Lost page
Sun, Apr 24, 2016 8:33 PM
Posted by Lisa Hogan
1 Reply
Hello! I am currently working on Janlynn Lotsa Christmas, kit #023-0215 and I have lost the 2nd page of instructions with colors for the back stitches and the template for the completed ornaments. Does anyone know how I might get a hold of another page of instructions ?... Read Post Go to top
Need advice for working with large pieces of fabric
Fri, Apr 22, 2016 7:23 PM
Posted by 406 Stitcher
6 Replies
I am currently working a project that is 295 x 207 stitches. Obviously the fabric is pretty big. I like to have my fabric pulled tight while I work, so I need some sort of hoop or frame. I prefer hoops because they keep the fabric tighter, but if the... Read Post Go to top
DMC Variegated Floss-Old
Tue, Apr 12, 2016 10:08 PM
Posted by Joy B.
1 Reply
I was hugely into cross stitching before my son was born in 2004 and got away from it for several years. I recently went through my supply of wound on cards DMC floss and compared it to the shopping list at the DMC website to see what I might be... Read Post Go to top
New Numbers for J P Coats floss
Tue, Apr 12, 2016 2:03 PM
Posted by luvmysomacube67
14 Replies
I bought some J P Coats floss at WalMart and they have put all new numbers on the skeins. If anyone can help me with the conversion to DMC I would really appreciate it. It was the 100 skein pkg. with 20 variegated, and 80 solid. Thanks... Read Post Go to top
Riolis cross stitch
Fri, Apr 8, 2016 3:34 AM
Posted by Jan
1 Reply
I just purchased a riolis cross stitch kit. There is a card with samples of the thread. But the instructions say that the signs on the chart don't correspond to the thread colors on the key. How are you supposed to know which colors to use where? I've been cross... Read Post Go to top
Janlynn Floss Conversion
Mon, Apr 4, 2016 7:03 PM
Posted by Lynn
2 Replies
Hi All- I thought there were floss conversions for all the kit companys here including Janlynn and now that I need to convert to DMC, I see that there isn't one for Janlynn. I think Anita has done a great job providing this wonderful resource for so many years and... Read Post Go to top
Reverse Stitch
Sat, Apr 2, 2016 10:41 AM
Posted by Gayle B.
1 Reply
I just purchased a Dimensions kit. When I opened it for directions, they say to stitch reverse stitch. I have never seen this. Basically all it is is the top thread is going bottom left to top right whereas in my normal cross-stitch, that would be my bottom thread. Is... Read Post Go to top
Riolis Garden Hydrangia floss colors
Fri, Apr 1, 2016 3:10 AM
Posted by Linda
2 Replies
I am just about to start this kit and would like to know what the thread colors are in DMC floss - this kit does not give numbers for their floss - can anyone help me?... Read Post Go to top
How to do a half stitch right
Mon, Mar 28, 2016 7:47 PM
Posted by Cassandra
1 Reply
I can never get the half stitches I'm supposed to do to look right, so I was wondering what is the right way to do them.... Read Post Go to top
Anyone else doing Woman in Gold?
Sun, Mar 27, 2016 11:06 PM
Posted by Lee
0 Replies
I am doing the "Woman in Gold" cross stitch at present. From the movie "Woman in Gold" with Helen Mirren and Ryan Gosling. It's on 18 count Aida cloth. I am just curious to know if anyone else is doing it? And how they are going with it? Cheers, Lee... Read Post Go to top
Charles craft tote bag ... How to
Tue, Mar 22, 2016 8:32 AM
Posted by Elizabeth Anderson
2 Replies
I bought a large tote bag with an area of Aida built in.... 14 count. Has anyone ever made these totes? I know this sounds silly but do I have to stitch with my hand going in the bag? I assume I still have to affix a hoop? Thanks in... Read Post Go to top
material not wide enough to project half done
Mon, Mar 21, 2016 7:37 AM
Posted by janet
3 Replies
Making a lavender & lace angel, but some how missed starting at center. Need to add extra material but haven't been able to find anything on the internet. Has anyone else had this problem and if so how was it solved without tearing all stitches out or throwing the piece... Read Post Go to top
Mini-frames for ornaments
Sun, Mar 20, 2016 1:44 PM
Posted by Carol
16 Replies
Several years ago (when I wasn't looking for them), it seems like it was possible to buy little plastic frames to make counted cross-stitch tree ornaments. I would like to make some to attach to baby gifts, but I've crawled all over the web and haven't come up with a... Read Post Go to top
How to back stitch lettering
Sat, Mar 12, 2016 7:11 PM
Posted by Linda Delcamp
0 Replies
I have a picture that I converted to a cross stitch pattern and I will be personalizing it with names and dates. My question is how do you figure out just where to put the lettering and how do you figure out where to center it on the pattern? ... Read Post Go to top
14 count linen
Tue, Mar 8, 2016 7:44 AM
Posted by judy
0 Replies
I purchased 14 count linen. I never stitched on linen before. How do I stitch on it? ... Read Post Go to top
Floss
Thu, Mar 3, 2016 11:51 AM
Posted by Terry Fritch
5 Replies
I have been cross stitching for quite sometime now. I purchase a lot of dimensions pictures, what I am seeing is there never enough floss. So I found a conversion chart hoping to solve my problem ( people do make mistakes) what I found out is, a lot of the... Read Post Go to top
Lost my colour legend
Tue, Feb 16, 2016 2:00 PM
Posted by Rhea
1 Reply
I was working on Edinburgh Castle by Landmark Tapestries and Charts (A-17). I am 2/3 of the way completed. As per usual, other projects got in my way of completing this. Now I have time and am unable to find the colour legend that accompanies this pattern. Would someone please... Read Post Go to top
Alphabet Letter's Height
Mon, Feb 15, 2016 3:25 PM
Posted by John Burger
2 Replies
I have created several alphabet sets for Cyberstitchers and hope to create more. My latest alphabets are 2 inches in height (28 at 14 count). My question is this OK or should the letters be higher or smaller? I would appreciate your feedback.... Read Post Go to top
HELP! New to Aida cloth.... Is this right?
Mon, Feb 8, 2016 2:03 AM
Posted by Brigette
1 Reply
I'm new to using Aida cloth for counted cross stitch. I'm currently working on a piece called "Stained Glass Cross." While I'm finding the Aida cloth easy to use I have a question. Is it normal for the width weave to not match the height weave? For me the vertical... Read Post Go to top
floss
Wed, Feb 3, 2016 8:45 AM
Posted by cabupota
2 Replies
Where can I purchase specific colors of dmc or bucilla floss... Read Post Go to top
sizograph scale
Wed, Feb 3, 2016 8:43 AM
Posted by Vicky
3 Replies
I am looking for an item manufactured by The Graph Menagerie called a Sizograph Scale. It was a cardboard wheel that allowed you compute the size of a design area of counted cross stitch on different sizes of fabric. The copyrite was 1977, so I don't expect you young folks... Read Post Go to top
Stands and Frames
Wed, Jan 20, 2016 6:05 PM
Posted by Patti
0 Replies
Looking to see what other cross stitchers use for stroll frames and stands.... Read Post Go to top
Sock Monkeys
Sat, Jan 16, 2016 3:36 PM
Posted by Lynette Williams
0 Replies
I have been making these for a few years now but I am always confused when it comes to the bottom of the monkeys. Please explain do I ignore row 34 and go down and crochet from row 33? The second leg is a little confusing also, but I figured... Read Post Go to top
How many threads should I use
Sat, Jan 16, 2016 10:45 AM
Posted by Leonie
1 Reply
I am attempting to cross stitch an Afghan Rug for my first Gran child. Have bought a Lady Elizabeth Afghan by Charles Craft 14 count and the pattern I have is Woodland Babies by Stoney Creek. 2 threads (white) seems to disappear into the thread of the rug. So before... Read Post Go to top
Ran out of thread
Fri, Jan 15, 2016 7:31 AM
Posted by Lindsay
1 Reply
I am nearly finished with my RIolis cities of the world cross stitch kit, however have ran out of some of the threads and don't know the codes to replace them. Not being very organised I haven't got any threads left to compare colours in a store to replace them... Read Post Go to top
Help with colors, Four Season Chairs #999-2016
Tue, Dec 29, 2015 10:22 AM
Posted by abbsofflabs
1 Reply
The symbol chart shows that number 3371 (very dark black brown) should not be used for the fringe on the winter afghan but should be replaced with colors red, green, orange, and brown placed randomly. There is no winter afghan! However, there is an autumn afghan. These four colors are... Read Post Go to top
Creating a Cross Stitch Stocking Pattern
Fri, Dec 25, 2015 10:40 AM
Posted by Kendi Starr
1 Reply
Hey stitchers! I need some help! I'm wanting to create my own cross stitch Christmas stocking pattern, but can't seem to find anywhere to create a stocking pattern. I've found websites where you can covert pics to patterns, etc., but I have an idea in my head of what I... Read Post Go to top
Back stitching Christmas stocking
Wed, Dec 2, 2015 8:38 PM
Posted by Janine Griffin
2 Replies
Help! I'm nearly finished cross stitching my seven-month-old granddaughter's Christmas stocking -- Christmas Morning by Janlynn. The pattern appears to indicate that I back stitch the perimeter of the stocking, but when I look at photos of the finished stocking, I can't see the back stitched border. Should I stitch... Read Post Go to top
Cross-Stitch as a "Dying Art"
Sun, Nov 29, 2015 5:17 PM
Posted by Interlacements
6 Replies
This needed a longer post than just adding to the thread about Michaels. I've been stitching for 40+ years. Many of the people that I know that are avid stitchers learned in the late 70s/early 80s when the popularity started to explode. There were many designers that created some lovely... Read Post Go to top
Finishing burlap name ornament
Fri, Nov 13, 2015 4:38 PM
Posted by Finny
10 Replies
I started cross stitching on burlap ribbon and I love the look of it and want to turn it into a Christmas ornament but am not sure how. I was thinking about either sewing the edges and stuffing it or fraying the ends Moshe podge the insides and put a... Read Post Go to top
Hobbyware Pattern Maker, Emailing Patterns
Thu, Nov 12, 2015 2:48 PM
Posted by Chelsea Bee
0 Replies
Can anybody with Hobbyware Pattern Maker tell me if its possible to send somebody over the computer a pattern? Through email or through picture? I am not the one with Hobbyware, it is a friend of mine and she is trying to figure out how to send it to me.... Read Post Go to top
Dying Art??
Sat, Nov 7, 2015 5:50 AM
Posted by Foxie
48 Replies
Hi All, I paid a visit to Michael's over the weekend and wanted to browse their cross-stitch kits. As I recalled they had a pretty nice selection a few years back. After looking around for a while, I asked a store employee where to find them. She led me to... Read Post Go to top
need help
Tue, Nov 3, 2015 10:22 AM
Posted by froggylady
0 Replies
i started collection of the nmi and need help with pictures to go with the numbers if anyone can help please let me know thanks so much ... Read Post Go to top
Silk n Colors -Piccadilly Circus 206 sub?
Mon, Nov 2, 2015 9:20 PM
Posted by Melissa
4 Replies
I am desperately looking to match a color that is no longer made but it is a must for my project. It is a very unusual dye mix of dusty purples, lime greens and pinks Silk n' Colors #206 Piccadilly Circus is the name. I have even asked a store... Read Post Go to top
How to convert a linen cross stitch over to aida cloth?
Sat, Oct 31, 2015 11:47 PM
Posted by Eleanor Davenport
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I found a cross stitch pattern that calls for 32 count parchment linen, but I do not like to work with linen. How do I convert the pattern to adia cloth?... Read Post Go to top
Stitchs twisting into rope
Sat, Oct 31, 2015 10:15 PM
Posted by Paul L
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I am working on a piece that calls for 3 and 4 strands of thread. I get several flat stitches then the twisting starts and i can't get the stitch to lay flat after that. I have let the thread hang and spin out, does not help. I've taken the... Read Post Go to top
How do you prevent the Aida cloth from getting warped when stitching?
Sat, Oct 31, 2015 10:02 PM
Posted by Liliya
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I've done so many projects over the years, but I haven't been able to figure out a proper way to keep the fabric from warping where the fabric has less stitches. It seems to happen whether I use a hoop or not. Hoops are generally too small for my projects... Read Post Go to top
What floss do I use for red hair?
Sat, Oct 31, 2015 9:45 PM
Posted by In stitches
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I am trying to change an existing pattern to better match the likeness of my son. I am having the hardest time finding the correct DMC color floss to make his hair look authentically red and not clown red/orange. Does anyone have any suggestions on which DMC floss to use?... Read Post Go to top
color/stitch key
Thu, Oct 29, 2015 10:15 PM
Posted by Linda Kramm
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I have a cross stitich pattern but lost the thread color/stitch key. Isises in Bloom from the April 2002 The Cross Stitcher magazine. Can anyone provide me the key?... Read Post Go to top
Framers in connecticut
Tue, Oct 27, 2015 10:00 AM
Posted by Diane Secchiaroli
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I need a professional framer and cleaner. I had my cross stitch framed by a reputable framer but it is all wrinkled. Need help... Read Post Go to top
Colors on a large design
Mon, Oct 12, 2015 7:27 PM
Posted by Holly Hardy
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I am working on a large project with many colors. Is it better to use up one 2-strand length of floss, counting to each spot where that color is? Or is it better to change colors as you go, even though this is a pain because sometimes there are only... Read Post Go to top
What size PVC frame?
Wed, Oct 7, 2015 8:46 PM
Posted by Lyrics
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I haven't done any cross stitch in years, but I'm about to tackle a large project (about 20"x20" on 18ct Aida). I've always used hoops in the past, but while brushing up I saw the PVC frames and they look really nice. Can I use a smaller frame than my... Read Post Go to top
Fractal Pattern tips????
Sun, Oct 4, 2015 5:57 PM
Posted by Carol P
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Has anyone tried a fractal pattern from Cross Stitch Collectibles? I'm working on my first one & was wondering if you had any tips on how to stitch it. It is going very slowly. ... Read Post Go to top
How do you prevent the Aida cloth from getting warped when stitching?
Thu, Oct 1, 2015 5:49 PM
Posted by Liliya
1 Reply
I've done so many projects over the years, but I haven't been able to figure out a proper way to keep the fabric from warping where the fabric has less stitches. It seems to happen whether I use a hoop or not. Hoops are generally too small for my projects... Read Post Go to top
Need advice on finishing Christmas stocking
Wed, Sep 30, 2015 3:45 PM
Posted by BVIAnnie
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Finally getting around to finishing son's Christmas stocking. It's been many years since I've cross-stitched & am feeling overwhelmed. Any advice for getting "back into the game"? It has a lot of color changes - not sure if I should work on an area with the same color, or switch... Read Post Go to top
DMC New colors
Fri, Sep 25, 2015 1:55 PM
Posted by Paul L
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I just found DMC's new color package,3880 to 3895. I was just wondering if anyone knows the names of these new colors and if you do could you share. Thank You PEL... Read Post Go to top
What sort of glue?
Tue, Sep 22, 2015 5:08 PM
Posted by Finny
1 Reply
Hello everyone, I wonder if I could get some input for a few projects that I want to start on and finish, but they're all related to GLUE! My first question is what sort of glue is acceptable for a finished project? I found a cute ornament pattern that says... Read Post Go to top
STAR brand floss converstion to DMC
Thu, Sep 17, 2015 11:05 AM
Posted by Nicole
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Has anyone heard of Star brand cross stitch floss and is there a conversion to DMC chart for it? I have a large amount of it and cannot find any information about it. Even Google was no help. Any input is very much appreciated!... Read Post Go to top
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