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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
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
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
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I purchased 14 count linen. I never stitched on linen before. How do I stitch on it? ... Read Post Go to top
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
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
5 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
4 Replies
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
4 Replies
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
2 Replies
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
1 Reply
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
2 Replies
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
1 Reply
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
1 Reply
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
2 Replies
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
3 Replies
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
2 Replies
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
10 Replies
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
0 Replies
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
Bengals Banner Help
Mon, Sep 14, 2015 1:22 PM
Posted by Regina
3 Replies
Please help me! I have been cross stitching for about a year now, mostly simple patterns for my family and friends. It was all practice for the Bengals Banner I bought for my husband as a birthday gift. It was totally out of my league at the time! A little... Read Post Go to top
iris embroidery floss
Fri, Sep 4, 2015 10:22 AM
Posted by Catherine
0 Replies
If there a conversion chart to change DMC to Iris? Is there a red green blue chart of both that would help... Read Post Go to top
Munchkins, I Love Angels #311, need more gold to finish it.
Thu, Sep 3, 2015 12:16 AM
Posted by Louise Chapman
1 Reply
I'm doing the Munchkins, I Love Angels #311 cross stitch. I only have 1 gold to do wings. It wasn't enough. I was only did 1 side part way . So I need more 3 or 4 more gold to finish it. Thank you Louise Chapman 700 n benston palm... Read Post Go to top
shadow-dyed threads
Mon, Aug 31, 2015 8:43 AM
Posted by Pauline
4 Replies
I have a cross stitch project from a 1994 book, using DMC 'shadow-dyed' cotton thread. The shade hasn't been given and I'm still trying to find locate this exact thread. When I do find it, can anyone let me know if the stitching is done 1 cross at a time,... Read Post Go to top
Colors the same?
Sun, Aug 30, 2015 11:10 AM
Posted by Chavon
2 Replies
Bucilla #2568 & #2672 are both DMC #300. In my pattern they are right next to each other. Is there another color to use in place of one?... Read Post Go to top
Cross stitch afghan fabric
Sun, Aug 23, 2015 12:28 AM
Posted by Rebecca
1 Reply
Can anyone tell me if anyone makes a navy blue afghan fabric? Looking to make a blanket with the Marine Corps patch on it. Thanks.... Read Post Go to top
printing picture on graph paper
Thu, Jul 30, 2015 3:44 PM
Posted by mary beth
5 Replies
I have a picture that I want to cross stitch. Do I need to put it on graph paper to do it and how do I do that?... Read Post Go to top
Discontinued thread?
Wed, Jul 29, 2015 8:05 PM
Posted by Michelle
3 Replies
My mother has cross stitched for years, but I am relatively new to it. I wish I had asked these questions of her... I have an old pattern that was my moms, the problem I have is that the floss it lists in the color charts are not longer available.... Read Post Go to top
Where to start Heaven and Earth Design?
Wed, Jul 29, 2015 9:30 AM
Posted by Niki Willcox
3 Replies
Would like advice on how to go about starting my first Heaven and Earth Design? There seems to be so many color changes in a small 10x10 grid. Should I just start in the upper left hand corner? Also, what do you use to grid your fabric?... Read Post Go to top
Janlynn color conversion
Wed, Jul 29, 2015 9:06 AM
Posted by Laura
1 Reply
Some years ago, I bought a Janlynn cross stitch pattern titled "Mother's Love" (A mother's love is like a rose. Each passing day it grows and grows.). Can anyone help me convert the colors? The Janlynn website does not list these particular colors in its conversion chart. The colors are... Read Post Go to top
What stitch should I use
Sat, Jul 25, 2015 10:07 AM
Posted by Sarah
3 Replies
Hi! I am new to cross sititching. A friend of mine gave me an unfinished project and I would like to finish it for her and give it as a gift but her work is so beautiful (particularly on the back) and I am not sure what stitch she used.... Read Post Go to top
Dinky dyes to DMC
Fri, Jul 10, 2015 11:11 PM
Posted by Sally Fuller
1 Reply
Can any one help with a conversion of Dinky Dyes to DMC? There are only six colors that I need; Heath (71); mystic pools(105); kirribilli (105); moonie ponds (125); boulia (139); mountain mist (158). The are all shades of purple Thanks so much... Read Post Go to top
floss conversion chart
Thu, Jul 9, 2015 5:00 PM
Posted by Janet
1 Reply
So glad to find conversion chart for Anchor to DMC floss! Looking at British magazine for just a very small project but I only have DMC. No one in Indianapolis barely sells cross stitch much less Anchor floss---Not since Needle Fever closed in Castleton, anyway. Thanks--will be back to check... Read Post Go to top
What to make out of finished cross stitch piece
Wed, Jul 8, 2015 12:35 AM
Posted by Tgrushing
1 Reply
I have just finished another cross stitch piece. It is a guitar for my son. However, I don't know what to make with it now that it is finished. Any cool ideas? ... Read Post Go to top
Organizing Cross Stitch Patterns and Leaflets
Tue, Jul 7, 2015 8:59 AM
Posted by Cindy Duez
2 Replies
I have a lot of cross stitch patterns, leaflets, and books not to mention magazines. How do you organize your patterns so you can find what you want? Do you sort them by type (bookmarks, baby bibs, Christmas ornaments, etc.)? Any suggestions are welcome. ... Read Post Go to top
cross stitching question
Fri, Jul 3, 2015 6:12 AM
Posted by marilu
1 Reply
I hope I can explain my question well enough. I am working on a dimensions kit of a winter scene. The sky is made up of 1/2 stitches of one color. Some stitches are done using 2 strand of thread and some are made up using 4 strands. Would it... Read Post Go to top
left over thread
Thu, Jun 18, 2015 3:08 PM
Posted by Maria Whopples
8 Replies
Hi, what do people do with their left over thread when they have completed a kit? it is a shame to throw it all away. I love any ideas. ... Read Post Go to top
Too Much!
Thu, Jun 18, 2015 2:47 PM
Posted by Tam
1 Reply
Hello! I have been stitching for over 30 yrs. & am wondering if anyone else notices the same things I am noticing on many designers selling their goods. It is so exciting to see new things coming out all the time but everything is getting so extremely expensive!! By the... Read Post Go to top
Needle Magic Conversion
Sun, Jun 14, 2015 12:15 PM
Posted by Amie
2 Replies
I have a couple Needle Magic, Inc. patterns from kits I made and now would like to make again. These kits used the indivisible thread unlike some that do use it. I actually have left over samples of each color but they are taped down so I'm having a hard... Read Post Go to top
Fri, Jun 12, 2015 8:08 AM
Posted by Gail Harden
4 Replies
I am doing a picture of a person, and I will be using a lot of white thread for the hat and background. I had planned on using a beige-colored material, but I am worried that the white stitches won't look right. Does anyone know a good color material to... Read Post Go to top
Outer fabric on large cross stitch piece.
Wed, Jun 10, 2015 5:38 PM
Posted by S. Armentor
4 Replies
Hello, I am just starting a 12x16 project. Sometimes I need to use a loop. While using the loop there is an excessive amount of fabric around the edges. Does anyone have suggestions on how to manage this? Much appreciated! Shannon... Read Post Go to top
Photo to stiitch
Wed, Jun 10, 2015 5:34 PM
Posted by Dawn
4 Replies
Hi all! I'm finally coming back around to cross-stitch. I want to do my wedding sampler (19 years into the marriage). I would like to take one of my photos and have it made into a chart - suggesting color chart as well! Help please???... Read Post Go to top
Thread Kit for You're a Hoot 60 X 104 tablecloth
Thu, May 28, 2015 12:23 AM
Posted by Patti
2 Replies
I purchased this tablecloth to cross stitch but the thread kit has been discontinued. Does anyone know how many skeins of thread to purchase?... Read Post Go to top
Lost color key
Mon, May 25, 2015 7:44 AM
Posted by Linda Kramm
1 Reply
I've been searching for years for a color/stitch key to an Apr 2002 pattern from The Cross Stitcher magazine called "Irises in Bloom". Would anyone know where I can get this? ... Read Post Go to top
How to make cross stitch pattern more "full"
Sun, May 24, 2015 9:28 AM
Posted by Suzanne
5 Replies
Hey Guys New to cross stitching and I've got a question. I see all these wonderful completed cross stitch pictures online and they all look "full" as in you can't see any of the aida or fabric beneath the stitch. My question is how?? How do you do this? I... Read Post Go to top
Alice Okon tote bag
Sat, May 23, 2015 6:40 PM
Posted by Maureen
0 Replies
I just received my 2016 keepsakes calendar. I absolutely love the August chart by Alice Okon. The chart doesn't say where the tote bag may be purchased. Any ideas?... Read Post Go to top
Varagated floss
Fri, May 22, 2015 12:42 PM
Posted by Candy
1 Reply
I am going to start a baby blanket soon. I'm going to do a simple rocking horse. The horse has a mane saddle and a tail, and all the normal things a horse has. My question is I want to do it in varagaded colors. So should I do the... Read Post Go to top
Materials for traditional monogram alphabet
Thu, May 14, 2015 11:40 AM
Posted by Ginny carrel
0 Replies
I am looking at Lovely letters cross stitch book Annie's Crossstitch. I want to make the monogram project on page 103 but there are no materials directions. I need to know the thread count and type of Aida. It looks like linen but I really lost on count and color.... Read Post Go to top
lost thread/symbol card
Wed, May 13, 2015 5:47 AM
Posted by Susan
0 Replies
I have nearly completed the School of Dolphins counted cross stitch CSBK-140-1 and have lost a card with threads on. Does anyone know the thread that corresponds with the following 2 symbols- The first symbol is like a capital E with a line through it and the second symbol is... Read Post Go to top
Help! How to match color of thread with what pattern shows
Mon, May 11, 2015 1:49 PM
Posted by Shirley
2 Replies
I just ordered a mary Engelbreit Baby Quilt cross stitch kit. Got all the colors of thread separated and there was no labels on them. How do I decide which is tan and which is pale tan. Lots of shades per color on this one. What did I miss on... Read Post Go to top
Krienik Blending Filament
Mon, May 11, 2015 9:38 AM
Posted by Donna
2 Replies
I need suggestions on how to keep Krienik Blending Filament from slipping out of the needle when cross stitching. I read somewhere about coating the strand with a waxy material and also I read where you should knot the filament after threading it through the eye hole but neither of... Read Post Go to top
Hit me in the head
Fri, May 8, 2015 10:39 AM
Posted by Barbara
11 Replies
Just had to vent here. Will someone please hit me in the head if I ever ever order a cross stitch kit that is 18 count? What a mess. I have been working on the pattern for 4 days now 8 to 10 hours a day and barely have a... Read Post Go to top
Kit Fabric and Framing
Thu, May 7, 2015 12:44 PM
Posted by Lynn
10 Replies
Hi Everyone: I was curious about what other stitchers are doing with the size of fabric included in kits. All kits that I have ever purchased over many years only include a 2 inch border of fabric. As we all know, the rule of thumb for framing and finishing is... Read Post Go to top
How many skeins for project?
Thu, May 7, 2015 1:36 AM
Posted by Evelyn Wicks
2 Replies
Hi, I've got the chart Fine and Fancy - Peacock by Sue Page. The problem is I'm trying to contact her because i need to know how many skeins of each colour I need to do the chart. I'm not sure how to work out how many I need. The... Read Post Go to top
looking for whereabouts of meridel abrams a cross stitch designer
Tue, May 5, 2015 12:32 PM
Posted by
0 Replies
Hello everyone, Wow I never knew this site existed. I have been looking for a way to contact Meridel Abrams a designer who had two wonderful alphabet designs with ladybugs and birdhouses. They are from about 10 years ago or more. I have been unable to find a way to... Read Post Go to top
Have no numbers for my thread
Tue, Apr 28, 2015 6:46 AM
Posted by Camilla
3 Replies
So I got a lot of thread from my grandmother, when I started to organize them all, I didn't get to write the numbers of the thread down. So now I have a lot of thread without numbers. I want to know if there is a way for me to... Read Post Go to top
running out of thread
Thu, Apr 23, 2015 1:32 PM
Posted by Kelly
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Hello happy stitchers, I purchased Thomas Kinkade's Sweetheart Gazebo many many years ago, I actually do not even know where this kit came from it could have been a gift from someone. My problem is I was teaching myself the parking method before trying it out on a really big... Read Post Go to top
Country Keepers
Thu, Apr 23, 2015 1:12 PM
Posted by Joyce Hodges
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I am looking for a round country keeper jar. i had cross stitched different designs to fit in the top and somehow my country keeper disappeared. Any help where I can purchase them would be greatly appreciated. ... Read Post Go to top
converting Presencia to DMC
Thu, Apr 23, 2015 12:33 PM
Posted by darlene
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someone asked about converting Presencia to DMC; I simply googled "DMC conversion to Presencia" and found a color chart.. hope this helps..... Read Post Go to top
Tue, Apr 21, 2015 3:37 PM
Posted by Jean
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I have a x stitch pattern which came as a kit, and I would like to stitch it again. Unfortunately there are no DMC, Anchor, Coates or any other thread numbers on the pattern. It is pattern by JCA Inc. Anyone have any ideas please?... Read Post Go to top
Readjusting a pattern
Tue, Apr 21, 2015 3:24 PM
Posted by Robyn Baldwin
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I have two patterns that I would like to put on one aida cloth, but one image is larger than the other and I would like them to be close to the same size. Is there anything that can be done?... Read Post Go to top
Changing colors
Tue, Apr 21, 2015 3:13 PM
Posted by Elaine
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I am working on the ballerina reflected in a mirror project. I want to make the skin tone colors much lighter than those called for in the pattern. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.... Read Post Go to top
What are your favorite Needles ?
Tue, Apr 21, 2015 2:28 PM
Posted by needle_happyme
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Hi there Just wondered what brand of needles you prefer to work with ? Thanks... Read Post Go to top
Floss Conversion
Sat, Apr 11, 2015 8:42 AM
Posted by Tricia
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Does anyone know the conversion of JP Coats # 00292 and 00173 to DMC. Unable to find on conversion charts....they may be older flosses?... Read Post Go to top
floss conversion
Sat, Mar 28, 2015 11:11 PM
Posted by sharon b.
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Can anyone help me with converting gentle art sampler threads to dmc colors? The gentle art colors are chalk, tropical ocean, tea rose, avocado and Ohio lemon pie. I am starting a project call year in chalk. Each month is a new pattern. I have January through April right now.... Read Post Go to top
Thread Help Please :)
Sat, Mar 28, 2015 4:58 PM
Posted by dl120077
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HI Stitchers :) I have cross stitched for years but have never used anything but dmc floss, pearl cotton etc. My mother used a machine to embroidery. I have acquired all of her thread. She literally has every color sulky and arc make. Cones of the stuff mostly unused. This... Read Post Go to top
Fabric size
Thu, Mar 5, 2015 1:36 AM
Posted by Cyndie
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If I have a pattern with finished size as 11 1/2x17 on 28 count and I want to use 18 count instead, what would the finished product size be ?... Read Post Go to top
Kreinik conversion chart
Fri, Feb 27, 2015 7:53 PM
Posted by carrie
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I have several patterns that call for the metallic Kreinik filaments. I have been having problems finding these in stores anymore. I have however been finding the Artiste brand (Hobby Lobby) and the DMC metallics. Is there a conversion chart for these anywhere? I realy want to stitch some of... Read Post Go to top
Tea Towels
Sun, Feb 22, 2015 11:37 PM
Posted by Joanne Ryder
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I have stitched tea towels and finger tip towels as gifts for years. I'm considering stitching a few for a craft fair. I have never done anything with the 'back side' of the towel. Do any of you use a backing to prevent the stitches from showing and/or fraying? ... Read Post Go to top
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