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Making a pattern or picture smaller
Sat, May 5, 2007 6:43 PM
Posted by Tara
Does anyone have any ideas on how to make a pattern or picture smaller but so that it still looks like the original picture?
  • Reply from  Anita
    Monday, May 7, 2007 6:55 AM
    I have found that there is no easy way to make a pattern smaller without losing some details in the process.

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    Reply from Mary
    Tuesday, May 15, 2007 2:05 PM
    Tara, The count of the fabric determines the size of the finished piece. The larger the count of the fabric -- the smaller the finished piece.
    If you are stitching over 2, then you double the size of the picture. Example 28ct. fabric would be equivelent to 14 ct fabric if you go over two.

    Hope this is helpful.
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    • Reply from Tara
      Wednesday, May 16, 2007 2:37 AM
      Mary, thanks that is very helpful,

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    Reply from Cassie
    Saturday, July 7, 2007 12:33 PM
    The fabric count is most important. The type of fabric can make a difference. If you are using evenweave, you can stitch in miniature. That is, stitch over one thread rather than over two. It is challenging to work so small, but you keep the detail. Quarter stitches are not possible. Just a thought Go to top
    • Reply from Lindsay
      Sunday, April 11, 2021 5:12 PM
      If I stitch on an evenweave in miniature (stitching over one thread instead of two), how many pieces of floss do you recommend using?
      I know this post is 14 years old, I still hope you can help. :)
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