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Fri, Sep 20, 2019 4:12 PM
Posted by Connie P
5 Replies
Hello, I’am a widow on a fixed income and was wondering where is the best place to purchase fabric on a budget. I don’t have a local LNS so it would have to be online , Thank you Connie ... Read Post Go to top
Thread color conversion
Thu, Sep 5, 2019 7:52 PM
Posted by Patricia Callahan
0 Replies
Is there such a thing as a conversion chart from Clark's O.N.T. to either DMC or Coates embroidery floss? Thanks.... Read Post Go to top
Rainbow Gallery Threads
Tue, Sep 3, 2019 12:41 PM
Posted by Denise
1 Reply
I am wondering if anyone has any discontinued Rainbow Gallery Threads. I am looking for: Bravo (4-ply) A102-irises Hi-lights H602-gold Treasure braid petite. PB03-gold I would appreciate any help you can give me. Thanks Denise... Read Post Go to top
Thread Brand
Thu, Aug 29, 2019 3:08 PM
Posted by Doris
1 Reply
Hello, could someone help me to know what brand of thread are the following numbers, since the pattern is in Italian and does not bring the brand. Azzurrino 7800 Brown 7918 Senape 7484 Thank you.... Read Post Go to top
Gamma Threads
Wed, Aug 28, 2019 11:20 AM
Posted by Laurie
2 Replies
I recently purchased a counted cross stitch kit from Europe. It uses Gamma threads. However, I am unable to locate the thread number so as to be able to run a conversion with dmc. The kit lists the color names but no numbers. And, after exchanging notes with a stitcher... Read Post Go to top
Help with Complicated pattern
Sun, Aug 25, 2019 12:38 PM
Posted by Vicky
0 Replies
Hi guys! I'm sewing an ambitious project, but i could do with some hints and tips - I always sew from left to right but there are a lot of different colours in each line. What is the best way sew without continuously having to do one stitch and knot... Read Post Go to top
Need help with floss
Sun, Aug 25, 2019 11:27 AM
Posted by Paula Kiesow
1 Reply
Yes, I bought a butterfly quilt pattern cross stitch by Bucilla but it didn't come with floss I bought the ones Walmart had in bag for 10 bucks need help comparing it to the pattern colors from bucillato do right colors .... Read Post Go to top
Number of floss strands to use with Artiste Stamped Cross stitch kit?
Sun, Aug 25, 2019 10:40 AM
Posted by Dianne B.
2 Replies
I received an Artiste Stamped Cross Stitch kit as a gift. I've always used 2 or 3 strands of floss when embroidering pillowcases and dish towels. The instructions to me are confusing. It states" Separate skeins into single strands and then thread the needle with the number of strands required... Read Post Go to top
size of needle
Sat, Aug 24, 2019 3:10 PM
Posted by elaine cripe
1 Reply
just noticed your question sorry but,i usually use a #24 with blunt end... Read Post Go to top
Stitching with metallic thread
Wed, Aug 14, 2019 4:14 AM
Posted by Raeharley
1 Reply
Is there an easy way of stitching with metallic thread without it unraveling? It's hard to stitch it evenly especially on a baby bib that is uneven itself. I'm only doing an full stitch outline in it. Thanks.... Read Post Go to top
DMC 150-169
Wed, Aug 14, 2019 4:10 AM
Posted by Cheryl
1 Reply
Hello, I recently received skeins of DMC thread 150-169. Is there a pattern that used most or some of these colors? Thanks... Read Post Go to top
Help with thread
Wed, Aug 14, 2019 4:04 AM
Posted by Jac
1 Reply
Hi - I’m trying to find a DMC colour that is between 415 and 762. The colours go from pearl grey to very light pearl grey. I think light pearl grey would be ideal but it doesn’t exist. Any ideas? Thanks!... Read Post Go to top
New Numbers for J P Coats floss
Fri, Jul 12, 2019 12:15 PM
Posted by luvmysomacube67
17 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
Conversion - American Thread Co to DMS or Anchor Floss
Wed, Jul 3, 2019 11:19 PM
Posted by Sherry
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Conversion - American Thread Co to DMC or Anchor Floss Looking particularly for a conversion for American Thread Co - Colour 1050?... Read Post Go to top
Converting Anchor colors to DMC
Sun, Jun 30, 2019 1:17 PM
Posted by Raeharley
1 Reply
Hi. I've been working on a baby bib for a friend's cousin. They gave the color number but in anchor. So I did a conversion chart and two of the colors do not look good together. The rest of it does. As I was doing more research I have found... Read Post Go to top
Threads from kit.
Thu, Jun 27, 2019 2:06 PM
Posted by kerry
5 Replies
hi I've recently done the vervaco magestic cat cross stitch and I want to do it again for a friend how do I find out what the thread numbers are so I can buy them again. ... Read Post Go to top
Needle sizes
Thu, Jun 27, 2019 7:22 AM
Posted by diane
4 Replies
Can someone tell me what is the best # needle size to use for doing counted cross-stitch on 14 count white Aida cloth? Some needles I have, the tip is too round which makes it hard to poke through the hole when other stitches are there, and the eye is... Read Post Go to top
His Great Grandmother's Last Gift
Wed, Jun 19, 2019 1:55 AM
Posted by Brendan
1 Reply
My wife recently gave birth to our first child, a wonderful son named Avett. My grandmother, his great grandmother, had been working on what she called the "Fish Picture" ever since I can remember and had planned to gift it to her first great grandchild. For reference, if you google... Read Post Go to top
Conversion size
Mon, Jun 10, 2019 7:54 AM
Posted by diane scott
2 Replies
I have a counted cross stitch pattern that calls for 32 ct. natural linen to be stitched 2 over 2. Design size is 12.5 x 15 inches. If I instead used 14 count Aida cloth, what would the design size be? ... Read Post Go to top
Tatty Teddy Wedding Floss Question
Wed, May 15, 2019 12:27 PM
Posted by Cath gray
1 Reply
Hi all, I have a tatty teddy wedding stitch tt214, which I bought about 5 years ago, I was asked if I can make it again, I got to use silver as a back stitch and I haven't got any left but the silver looks translucent, has anyone done this... Read Post Go to top
Recommend a color Songbird garden series.
Mon, May 6, 2019 9:06 AM
Posted by Connie
1 Reply
I was wondering if someone could recommend a color of 32 count or 28 count evenweave to stitch this series on, I don’t stitch on line and I don’t have a LNS so it’s hard to judge the color of fabric on line. Thank you, Connie... Read Post Go to top
Interbird tread
Sat, Apr 27, 2019 10:43 AM
Posted by Louise Botma
1 Reply
Good day all, I received interbird tread each colour with a number. But i cant seam to find a conversion chart to dmc? Have any ever purchased interbird tread? Please help... Regards Louise... Read Post Go to top
Tracing For Cross-Stitch
Tue, Apr 23, 2019 10:50 AM
Posted by Geo
0 Replies
I have a photograph that I would like to trace to a cross-stitch. I tried scanning through some of the software that lets you convert a photo to cross-stitch but but it's really just some basic elements that I want to get from the photo, and what I end up... Read Post Go to top
Question regarding pale grey with Janlynn pattern.
Wed, Mar 27, 2019 1:22 PM
Posted by Lyn Nalett
2 Replies
I have this chart 80-10 Lord's Prayer. I am out of the color pale grey. The chart just gives me the name of the color, but not a number of any kind. I called Janlynn and asked them what the color numbers were. The person helping me had no idea.... Read Post Go to top
Combining DMC and Anchor Floss
Mon, Mar 11, 2019 11:35 PM
Posted by Paul
2 Replies
There are several colors of floss that do not cross over between DMC and Anchor. Is there a master list that combines both floss sets to create a color palate that is larger than what is available from each company? I hope this question makes sense.... Read Post Go to top
Bucilla floss #2740 converting to dmc 3041
Thu, Mar 7, 2019 4:52 AM
Posted by Ann Dyer
1 Reply
I finished Bucilla "I Didn't Do It" kit # 45518. Bucilla tells me floss # 2740 converts to DMC #3041. This color stands out too much in the finished work. It should be a lighter color.The picture on the kit cover shows a lighter color. Any ideas what DMC color... Read Post Go to top
Janlyn pattern 80-10 Lord's Prayer
Thu, Feb 7, 2019 1:37 PM
Posted by Lyn Nalett
1 Reply
I am stitching this project and I cannot find the color the kit lists as bright Medium Gold. Does anyone know what the DMC number for this color is?... Read Post Go to top
cross stitching foam boards with tabs
Sat, Dec 22, 2018 9:34 AM
Posted by lucy
1 Reply
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
Resizing motif
Wed, Dec 19, 2018 2:25 PM
Posted by Norma
0 Replies
Hello. I want to do crossstitching on a baby towel. The image I want to use is 62 squares wide by 63 high. The height is too big for the 3" 14 ct border on the towel. Is there any way I can reduce the image?... Read Post Go to top
discolored finished cross stich project
Sun, Dec 9, 2018 5:40 PM
Posted by Theresa Rerin
1 Reply
I have a counted cross stitch project that I finished some time ago & has turned yellow (originally used white Aida cloth). Noticed a stain I couldn't get out with hand washing, so I used a q-tip dipped in bleach. Now I have a small white spot on it. Can... Read Post Go to top
Bread Cloths and Covers
Mon, Nov 26, 2018 8:46 PM
Posted by NaloMeli
1 Reply
Hi, I've just finished a bread cloth and don't know what to do with the backside. Do I cover it with something? Use fuse-able interfacing? Thanks for helping me out :) Peace, Nalo... Read Post Go to top
Bucilla floss color names?
Wed, Nov 7, 2018 8:33 AM
Posted by Eric Crane
2 Replies
Recently, I bought a "kit" made by Bucilla. The chart included with the kit has no floss numbers. None of the 3 cross stitch programs include any opportunity to use colors made by Bucilla. Does anyone have a chart showing the bucilla numbers and the bucilla floss color names? I... Read Post Go to top
Floss colors
Sun, Nov 4, 2018 5:56 AM
Posted by Susan
1 Reply
I guess this is more of a pet peeve than anything else. But on more than one occasion in the past couple of year I’ve purchase charts for a project that I’m really excited about doing, only to find that when I purchase the floss listed in the chart it... Read Post Go to top
Framing Christmas Ornamenta
Sat, Nov 3, 2018 3:23 PM
Posted by Emily Northington
4 Replies
Hello, all! I’m making cross stitch ornaments for our family for Christmas this year, and I’m looking for ideas on the hanging frame. I could do them cushioned or with a plastic cover, I just want them to look nicer than a wood hoop or wood frame. I’m wondering what... Read Post Go to top
Wed, Oct 31, 2018 1:53 PM
Posted by Julie
0 Replies
Hello. I have some wording in cross stitch & has feathers as a border in back stitch. I am having difficulty following this (pattern not on aida) so end result not great (unpicked). Any suggestions much appreciated Thanks ??... Read Post Go to top
Personalizing CCS
Tue, Oct 30, 2018 10:10 AM
Posted by Linda Delcamp
1 Reply
I would like to make a CCS picture and personalize it with lettering above the picture and a name under it so, how may squares do you go up from top of picture and how many do you go down from bottom?... Read Post Go to top
Gold Dust Aida Cloth
Fri, Oct 26, 2018 10:10 AM
Posted by diane scott
4 Replies
Does anyone know where I can order Charles Craft 14 ct. Stardust Gold aida cloth that is LARGER than 15x18"? I have checked many places, in stores and on-line, and cannot finda piece sold that is cut LARGER than 15x18. Pls only respond with a source that you know for... Read Post Go to top
Adding beads to aida cross stitch cloth
Mon, Oct 1, 2018 12:18 PM
Posted by Jeanne
1 Reply
I want to add small beads to 14 count Aida cross stitch cloth and need tips. How do I keep the bead in the square without knotting the thread on the back?... Read Post Go to top
Lining 25ct evenweave?
Mon, Oct 1, 2018 12:10 PM
Posted by Jackie Oshell
1 Reply
Hi All, I'm new to using 25ct evenweave, and have never done a 1x1 pattern... But I have one, and I can't wait to start it! (Pattern is full coverage, DMC floss, HAED design) However, I keep reading about "disappearing stitches" when you stitch all the //////s and then you... Read Post Go to top
Cross stitching gypsy spirit woman ?????
Fri, Sep 28, 2018 1:37 PM
Posted by Ruth Salinas
2 Replies
I have been cross stitching a Bucilla cross stitch called Spirit Woman #70218 and the face chart does not match the design chart. It had to many counts. Did anyone have a problem with it and how did you fix it.... Read Post Go to top
Floss Colors
Fri, Sep 28, 2018 10:15 AM
Posted by Joyce
1 Reply
I'm looking for the DMC floss list for: Southwest Still Life by Ann Craig.... Read Post Go to top
DMC equivalents to JP Coates
Thu, Sep 27, 2018 6:48 PM
Posted by Julie
0 Replies
I am looking for a chart that shows equivalent colors between JP Coates and DMC. Any helpful links or resources are GREATLY appreciated.... Read Post Go to top
White thread
Tue, Sep 11, 2018 9:46 AM
Posted by Theresa
1 Reply
Hi a little bit new to cross-stitch. But my pattern says to use the adia fabric for white parts of sky shouldn’t this be filled in with white floss not sure what to do ? Thank you ... Read Post Go to top
Royal Society conversion chart
Thu, Aug 23, 2018 12:15 PM
Posted by Val
0 Replies
Does anyone have a conversion chart for Royal Society floss to DMC or JP Coats floss? Thanks... Read Post Go to top
Pattern directions I don’t understand
Tue, Aug 21, 2018 2:13 PM
Posted by Karen
0 Replies
I am making a Christmas stocking & several places on my pattern I have these directions: \ to indicate I’m going to outline stitch a diagonal stitch across the square-but underneath they have a color — say x=dark green. So it has x\. So it appears they want me to... Read Post Go to top
Conversion charts for artiste kits
Sun, Aug 5, 2018 6:40 PM
Posted by Theresa
0 Replies
Hi does anyone know of a conversion chart for artiste kits I ran out of thread and want to purchase DMC thread to match.... Read Post Go to top
Bead Work Question on Emerald Dragonfly????
Mon, Jul 30, 2018 4:14 PM
Posted by Jenn
0 Replies
I am in the process of doing the bead work on Nora Corbett's Emerald Dragonfly. Mill Hill #10041 is called for. The 'description' of this bead (when ordering) is green; but it is actually 3 separate tones: some of the beads are pewter tone, some of the beads are copper... Read Post Go to top
Floss brand for an Artiste project
Thu, Jul 5, 2018 9:00 AM
Posted by Shannon Hunt
1 Reply
I'm doing an Artiste American Sampler cross stitch. It came with some thread however I need more but the project doesn't specify what brand of floss they included. If anyone has a clue I'd appreciate any help?... Read Post Go to top
Personalizing a project
Wed, Jul 4, 2018 8:31 AM
3 Replies
I have a baby announcement/ birth record that is counted cross stitch. Is there a special way to figure out how to center the name, weight and date on the project? The project comes with the graph for alphabet and numbers however it just says to make sure it is... Read Post Go to top
Help with a baby quilt
Sat, Jun 30, 2018 6:23 PM
Posted by Monica
2 Replies
I have a pre-stamped and pre-quilted baby quilt. I could use some tips. I don't want the stitches to show on the back. So I guess you can't knot the thread to begin. But how do you hide the tail of the thread?... Read Post Go to top
don't have enough Aida to finish
Wed, Jun 27, 2018 12:29 PM
Posted by Rain
6 Replies
Please help!! I know I should've made sure I had enough material for the pattern, and I was sure I was ok, but turns out I won't have enough : ( I'm halfway through this intricate, detailed pattern which has taken much time to do. Is there any way I... Read Post Go to top
Bread covers
Sat, Jun 23, 2018 2:04 PM
Posted by Gerry Janssen
0 Replies
Hi I stitch bread covers with monograms on them and I am having a hard time finding the bread covers that Charles Craft here in the USA used to make. Does anyone in UK know of any place that still makes/sells them Thanks... Read Post Go to top
Floss unlabeled not on card
Fri, Jun 15, 2018 6:49 AM
Posted by Mary
0 Replies
I just bought a Teresa Wentzler kit. It came with 3 cards of pre sorted, label floss. But also came with a large supply of not on card, unlabeled green (different shades) floss. No where in instructions does it mention it. I’m not sure if it has something to do... Read Post Go to top
Identifying old thread multi-pack for conversion to DMC
Tue, May 29, 2018 7:54 PM
Posted by Mariah
0 Replies
I'm destashing and found a box full of threads I got at Hobby Lobby seven to ten years ago. I remember it was a large multipack. The numbers are labeled 'COL. 04052', for example. I'm trying to find what the brand is (it's not labeled on the thread wrappers) so... Read Post Go to top
Not enough fabric
Sat, May 26, 2018 2:38 PM
Posted by Rachel
1 Reply
Hi, I'm just after realising my piece of fabric isn't big enough for my design, I'm probably half way through! Is there anything I can do? Like add more fabric?? Can someone please help me out.. I'm gutted because I really like the design! Any help would be great! Thanks!!... Read Post Go to top
Help with conversation of a number!!!
Fri, May 11, 2018 8:35 AM
Posted by Leanna Williams
2 Replies
I am trying to figure out the DMC # from a pattern that has anchor floss #'s but one of the numbers is not in conversion Chart Can Anyone tell Me What #597 Of Anchor floss would be in DMC floss so I Can Do Pattern PLEASE HELP !!!!!!!!! ASAP... Read Post Go to top
Backing for bookmarks
Thu, Apr 26, 2018 7:52 PM
Posted by Paul
1 Reply
What's the best method to put a backing on a stitched bookmark?... Read Post Go to top
Conversion Issues
Mon, Mar 26, 2018 7:05 AM
Posted by Sara Smith
2 Replies
Hello. I am working on Dimensions Peaceful Silhouette, and have run out of #6096 - Gold. However, the conversion chart here says that Dimensions #6096 is Tan, and I noticed that there isn't a "Gold" on the Dimensions conversion chart. Please advise!! Thanks, Sara... Read Post Go to top
6 Count Monk Cloth
Mon, Mar 12, 2018 9:30 PM
Posted by Debi
0 Replies
Previously unfamiliar with 6 count Monk cloth. Have just read that it should be washed and dried prior to stitching. Oops...I have already started stitching on a tree skirt. Does anyone know if it would be ok to wash and dry it at this point? Have never used 6 cnt... Read Post Go to top
Stocking center
Thu, Mar 1, 2018 9:36 PM
Posted by Holly
1 Reply
I’m starting a cross stitch Christmas stocking. Do I center it from the toe part or from the sock part ? ... Read Post Go to top
Sat, Feb 24, 2018 11:10 AM
Posted by Elizabeth
2 Replies
I need a really top of the line software for converting photos to patterns. I've had no luck finding one. I'm running Windows 10 and hand stitch, not machine.... Read Post Go to top
Question about x stitch chart
Tue, Feb 20, 2018 5:57 PM
Posted by Linda Delcamp
2 Replies
I'm starting a cross stitch pattern that I want to personalize on the top and the bottom. When I count the squares to find the center of the chart, do I count the personalizing too? Also, many squares down do I go on the bottom and how many squares do... Read Post Go to top
Evenweave fabric from cross stitching.
Tue, Feb 20, 2018 5:49 AM
Posted by rellijac
1 Reply
I am looking for white evenweave fabric that is not Aida. Simple even weave gleaming white. Does anyone have a idea where to buy this?... Read Post Go to top
Where to buy colors of Aida Fabric by the yard?
Fri, Feb 16, 2018 7:12 AM
Posted by Geri L
2 Replies
I have been searching for a 1/2 to 1 yard of 14 ct Aida cloth in Pistachio Very Light (DMC 369). And other colors too! I found Pistachio V Lt once, but when I tried to buy it an error message flashed up on my screen saying "Danger. Not a... Read Post Go to top
Where can I find blending filament number yc750001
Thu, Feb 15, 2018 3:39 PM
Posted by Carol
1 Reply
Help please . I bought a bucilla kit for princess birth record and need that blending filament number yc750001 thank you... Read Post Go to top
J & P Coats
Sat, Feb 10, 2018 12:26 PM
Posted by Peggy
1 Reply
I need a conversion sheet for J&P coats... Read Post Go to top
Stitches removed from background of aida.
Tue, Jan 16, 2018 4:21 AM
Posted by Maggie
1 Reply
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
Thread breakage in kits
Sat, Jan 6, 2018 11:10 PM
Posted by V Jacobsen
3 Replies
I have bought 2 kits from the same store and they are from the same manufacturer. I have had several different colors of the thread in the kits break mid stitching. I have searched for a color conversion chart for this brand and there isn't one that I can find.... Read Post Go to top
Cross Country Stitch Magazine Subscription
Sat, Jan 6, 2018 11:20 AM
Posted by Kitsi Bass
5 Replies
Hello! I used to subscribe to CROSS COUNTRY STITCH MAGAZINE on and off for a few years and when I went to their website to re-subscribe, it says it is not available. Does anyone know if they are no longer in business? The reason why I am asking is because... Read Post Go to top
attaching small buttons
Fri, Dec 29, 2017 3:15 PM
Posted by Connie Provencher
1 Reply
I am stitching a project that has very tiny buttons with extremely small holes that are supposed to be attached. Can anyone give me and idea for threading them onto the floss? Thank you! ... Read Post Go to top
Dinky Dyes thread conversion to dmc
Fri, Dec 22, 2017 6:53 PM
Posted by Beth Gluchowski
0 Replies
Hi..I need to convert dinky dyes to dmc thread. I can only find the ones as high as 169 but I need #201,207 and 229. Can anyone help? ... Read Post Go to top
Cosmo floss conversion to DMC
Sun, Dec 17, 2017 9:44 AM
Posted by mrs.strutt
0 Replies
I have been searching for a Cosmo floss to DMC conversion chart without success. What I'm finding is DMC to Cosmo. I haven't been able to ctrl+F to find the specific numbers or have been unsuccessful in finding the numbers. Any suggestions? Thank you.... Read Post Go to top
bread covers
Sun, Dec 3, 2017 11:37 AM
Posted by jmills
1 Reply
I am looking for red bread cloths to cross stitch. I can find white, oatmeal and ivory but I would like red. The pattern i have shows the finished product on a red 18 x 18 bread cloth. ... Read Post Go to top
Peri-Lusta embroidery floss
Sun, Dec 3, 2017 11:19 AM
Posted by Barbara Sternitzke
0 Replies
Does anyone happen to have a Peri-Lusta to DMC conversion chart or know where to find one? I have several older projects with Peri-Lusta thread requirements and am going crazy trying to figure out DMC alternatives. Thank you. ... Read Post Go to top
Changing fabric count
Mon, Nov 20, 2017 9:39 AM
Posted by raciszmar
2 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
Thread colors are darker then came with kit Janlynn oneb
Sun, Nov 19, 2017 6:19 PM
Posted by Laurie
1 Reply
I bought this kit from Walmart from Janlynn. called God sent special things. it two kitten in a basket I been working on it and all the colors are darker then what shows in pic. a lot different this the 2nd time I have a problem the other kit it... Read Post Go to top
Finishing stitches
Sun, Nov 19, 2017 6:15 PM
Posted by Geraldine
1 Reply
Hullo All, I have finished stitching Lady with a Hat, Romance cross stitch collection by Lanarte and am up to stitching the "outline" stitches on the netting of the veil that falls across the lady's forehead. It's such an intergral part of the pattern, I don't want to spoil the... Read Post Go to top
Magnifier for cross stitching
Sat, Nov 11, 2017 8:28 AM
Posted by Janine
4 Replies
I used to be obsessed with cross stitching. I haven't done it in a long time because I can't see the patterns very well. Has anyone found a magnifier that works really well for this?... Read Post Go to top
adding aida cloth to make the material bigger to fit the cross stitch I am doing
Fri, Nov 3, 2017 4:36 AM
Posted by Sarah Ross
1 Reply
I have started a cross stitch that I am almost done but the aida fabric isn't enough to finish the project. Can I add to pieces of aida cloth together to add length to the material? Could you please tell me the steps on how to do it. Thank-you... Read Post Go to top
Do you use a light/magnifying glass
Sat, Oct 14, 2017 7:44 AM
Posted by Teresa
4 Replies
Hello, I'm looking for some recommendations for a light/magnifying glass. I find stitching very difficult at night and can't believe that I'm the only one. Would love to know what everyone else does or uses. Thanks in advance for suggestions. ... Read Post Go to top
Bread covers
Wed, Sep 27, 2017 4:20 PM
Posted by Cecily
1 Reply
I would like to use some of the Christmas patterns I have to make bread covers but, I don't know how to adjust the patterns to the diagonal. Can anyone help me with that? ... Read Post Go to top
Reversing patterns
Sat, Sep 23, 2017 7:07 PM
Posted by Linda Newman
1 Reply
I have a "million" Xmas stocking cross stitch patterns the face "right". How do I "flip" the pattern so that it faces left w/o getting confused?... Read Post Go to top
Converting cross-stitch fabric
Wed, Sep 20, 2017 7:02 PM
Posted by diane scott
1 Reply
Would someone verify my thinking, please? I have a kit that includes 28 count evenweave (which I have never used), and it specifies to stitch over two threads, but I want to change out the fabric and stitch on 14 count aida cloth. Will the resulting size of the project... Read Post Go to top
Autumn Harvest Symbol Question
Sat, Sep 2, 2017 9:42 PM
Posted by Rosalind Heid
0 Replies
I got the pattern from a NOV/2010 issue of cross-stitch & needlework. Just found the bread cover I knew I had tucked away, so I started working on it. I'm stuck. One of the symbols is "N", but there is no "N" in the color list. I imagine I could... Read Post Go to top
Unidentified number
Thu, Aug 31, 2017 9:25 AM
Posted by Christie Chandler
1 Reply
Hi Everyone, I am new to the cross stitch world, but I recently brought a bulk lot of threads from Ebay. I was able able to identify each number with the help of the DMC/Ancor Chart, but 1. It's number is 3857, the colour is a Rusty Brown. Anyone got... Read Post Go to top
DMC thread confusion
Mon, Aug 28, 2017 4:48 PM
Posted by alondra
11 Replies
I've bought a giraffe design off of etsy and the chart is calling for the color is dmc #434 "cigar brown." I went to Micheals,walmart and JoAnns to try and find the color but could only find other colors, I even had the design with me and the closest color... Read Post Go to top
weeks dye works to dmc conversion
Fri, Aug 25, 2017 8:36 AM
Posted by Christy
3 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
Colour Suggestion
Sun, Aug 20, 2017 4:09 PM
Posted by aunt2two
0 Replies
Hello, I have just completed a project on white 18ct aida cloth using DMC 816 and 824 colours. Could you please suggest a complimentary colour so I can add the recipients name and a date for the commemorative gift? Thank you.... Read Post Go to top
dmc thread
Sat, Aug 19, 2017 1:09 PM
Posted by alondra
4 Replies
So I'm fairly new to cross stitching and was wondering if anyone had any tips on where to buy thread in packs and such. I've only done kits at this point other then one simple one I tried on my own which I only needed two basic colors for and... Read Post Go to top
Earth Dancer
Wed, Aug 16, 2017 4:07 PM
Posted by cleone Pappas
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Has anyone stitched the the Indian girl, Earth Dancer? I've completed it except for the strips of white leather for the fringe on her dress. I just can't figure out how to attach the strips. ... Read Post Go to top
Cross-stitch kits
Mon, Aug 7, 2017 6:41 AM
Posted by Molly
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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
Conversion charts
Wed, Aug 2, 2017 2:09 PM
Posted by Paul
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Where can I find a conversion chart for dmc to craftways floss? Thank you for any help you can give.... Read Post Go to top
Finding center of downloaded chart
Tue, Aug 1, 2017 9:13 PM
Posted by Linda Delcamp
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I'm starting a project of a chart that I bought on Etsy and downloaded of the Detroit Tigers Logo (its a big blue "D" with a tiger in the middle). The chart is around 6 pages. Does anyone know how I can find the center of this chart? As far... Read Post Go to top
DMC Variegated Floss-Old
Sat, Jul 29, 2017 7:47 PM
Posted by Joy B.
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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
DMC 0000 thread
Fri, Jul 28, 2017 1:33 PM
Posted by Jan
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Does anyone know where I can find this thread? It's for highlighting in the eyes of a little girl I am working on.... Read Post Go to top
Loran folding stand
Thu, Jul 20, 2017 5:30 PM
Posted by Linda Delcamp
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I was wondering about the 5 x 9 inch Loran folding stand for cross stitch charts. Will a large, 12 x 18 inch magnetic board work on this stand or is this the only size that it comes in? I can't seem to find any larger folding stands.... Read Post Go to top
Magnetic board
Mon, Jul 17, 2017 6:25 PM
Posted by Linda Delcamp
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I recently posted a message about finding a magnetic board that is bigger than the 8 x 10 Loran one. I did find one that was 12 x 18 but it wasn't what I expected. The size was 12 inches high by 18 inches long and it was kind of... Read Post Go to top
Problems with chart colors
Wed, Jul 5, 2017 6:28 PM
Posted by Juliann Barnhard
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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
How to attach fabric to scroll frame
Mon, Jul 3, 2017 7:52 AM
Posted by Linda Delcamp
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I have a scroll frame with the webbing and was wondering what is the easiest way to attach the fabric to the frame?... Read Post Go to top
chart colour
Sat, Jul 1, 2017 12:34 PM
Posted by heather yorke
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in the conversion chart 15488 comes up as 842 but this is beige and in the chart it is a khaki. can you please let me know the correct dmc colour. thank you... Read Post Go to top
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