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Colors on a large design
Mon, Oct 12, 2015 2:42 PM
Posted by Holly Hardy
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 a couple of stitches of one color? The first choice is not always good, because no matter how carefully I count, I always have to unpick some of what I've done. I would appreciate any help, as I love x-stitch almost more than life itself!
  • Reply from Carol
    Monday, October 12, 2015 7:27 PM
    I've been working on a couple of larger projects recently & have found that if I mark off 10x10 stitch grids it helps me in my counting. As to whether to use up a length of floss or start over each time, it depends on how far you have to carry the thread & if it will be behind blank fabric or other stitching. The one I'm doing now can have as many as 10 colors in a 100 stitch square so I have taken to threading all the colors ahead of time so I don't have to keep rethreading. I have a large metal sheet that sits on a typing stand & lots of magnets labeled with the color number. It seems to work for me. Go to top