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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Cross-stitch kits
Mon, Aug 7, 2017 6:41 AM
Posted by Molly
9 Replies
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
Finding center of downloaded chart
Tue, Aug 1, 2017 9:13 PM
Posted by Linda Delcamp
2 Replies
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.
2 Replies
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
Loran folding stand
Thu, Jul 20, 2017 5:30 PM
Posted by Linda Delcamp
1 Reply
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
Sun, Jul 16, 2017 7:07 PM
Posted by Linda Delcamp
0 Replies
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
1 Reply
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
1 Reply
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
0 Replies
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
Washing Artiste Cross Stitch
Tue, Jun 27, 2017 7:48 AM
Posted by Kristie
1 Reply
Hey guys! I am currently working on a cross stitch from hobby lobby artiste brand. I was wondering if anyone has washed one from them before and whether or not the colors run. Its a gift so I am scared to ruin it. I have only washed one other piece... Read Post Go to top
What frame size should I use?
Wed, Jun 21, 2017 11:49 AM
Posted by Linda Delcamp
0 Replies
I starting a new counted cross stitch project and was wondering just what size of a frame I would need? The finished size is 11.21 wide by 14.00 high. It's stitched on 14 ct. Aida cloth. It may or may not have a mat board on it. I know that... Read Post Go to top
floss conversion chart
Tue, May 2, 2017 5:27 PM
Posted by Susan S.
1 Reply
Just a great big thank you for posting on line the conversion charts for all the various threads and their counter parts. I can now stitch a lovely old graph which did not use DMC originally. You have made my day. ... Read Post Go to top
Thread length chart
Sat, Apr 15, 2017 11:08 AM
Posted by Kay
1 Reply
I know this is a stupid question, but I have a pattern that calls for 2 strands throughout. On the length requirements for the thread, if it says I need 12 meters of a particular color, does that mean total 2 stranded or total 6 strand skeins. Assuming that one... Read Post Go to top
Wrong color matching
Sat, Apr 1, 2017 4:41 AM
Posted by Kelly Capraro
1 Reply
I've been very pleased up to this point with the way this site matches the colors until tonight. I needed #16256 which is supposed to be #906. No it's not. It's actually #470 that matches. May not be absolutely perfect but as close as I can find. Just thought I'd... Read Post Go to top
Where can I find 14 ct adia cloth in khaki color?
Sun, Mar 26, 2017 12:07 AM
Posted by ann chisholm
3 Replies
Keeping track of outlining
Sun, Mar 26, 2017 12:04 AM
Posted by Linette Waters
1 Reply
I usually keep track of what I have stitched in counted cross stitching by crossing out the completed boxes on the graph. When it comes to the outlining, this is a bit more difficult. I have been using a white pen to "cross out" the outlining I have completed. Does... Read Post Go to top
cross stitch chart designed from my photo
Wed, Mar 22, 2017 7:05 PM
Posted by Jeanette Pedersen
4 Replies
My grand daughter will graduate this fall with a doctorate of chiropractic. I want to stitch a chiropractic symbol for her. Is there anyone who can convert the symbol into a counted cross stitch chart?... Read Post Go to top
What color is that??
Fri, Feb 17, 2017 12:27 PM
Posted by Missy
2 Replies
I don't typically purchase "kits" but came across one at our favorite second chance shoppe that I fell in love with. It was unopened and complete. The floss is cut super long and the list of colors are extremely difficult to identify. I would do it by the count but... 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
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. 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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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
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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
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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
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
Silk n Colors -Piccadilly Circus 206 sub?
Fri, Oct 30, 2015 8:09 AM
Posted by Melissa
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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
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
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