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Topic: Cross Stitch Addict (WIPs Kinkaide Disney + Night Watch)
woollymammoth
Replies: 23
Views: 11895

Post image iconForum: Stitching
Posted: 2:27 pm Sep 17, 2012
Subject: Cross Stitch Addict (WIPs Kinkaide Disney + Night Watch)
Hello Bianca, welcome to SQ.

I have been stitching off and on for over 30 years, but never had anyone to instruct me. I stumbled onto cross stitch on waste canvas as a way to decorate the clothes I ...
Topic: how long did that take you???
woollymammoth
Replies: 6
Views: 4314

Post image iconForum: Stitching
Posted: 9:30 pm Apr 17, 2012
Subject: Re: how long did that take you???
Sometimes I am asked how long it took me to complete a piece. I never know as they are done in bits and pieces. I have seen people here say how long they have worked on a piece. Would 1 minute per sti ...
Topic: 22 count fabric
woollymammoth
Replies: 2
Views: 3898

Post image iconForum: Stitching
Posted: 9:21 pm Apr 17, 2012
Subject: Re: 22 count fabric
You can buy 20 count aida here:
http://www.123stitch.com/cgi-perl/fabric.pl

They also have 22 count. Select Hardanger in the drop down box.

Another alternative is to stitch over 1 on 20 count ...
Topic: Choclate Pot coming along
woollymammoth
Replies: 7
Views: 4386

Post image iconForum: Stitching
Posted: 11:21 am Aug 06, 2011
Subject: Choclate Pot coming along
I wash my pieces in Orvus or in dishwashing liquid such as Ivory and cold water. Soak for 20 minutes or so, swish, then rinse in cold water until the water runs clear. Roll in a white towel (or an old ...
Topic: Preparing Fabric...How do YOU do it?
woollymammoth
Replies: 31
Views: 14904

Post image iconForum: Stitching
Posted: 11:32 am Jul 20, 2011
Subject: Re: pin head stitch
I grid with Sulky Sliver metallic thread. Much cheaper than the special gridding thread, readily available at fabric stores, can't be pierced by a needle, pulls out easily, comes in a rainbow of color ...
Topic: Best lighting for stitching?
woollymammoth
Replies: 4
Views: 5141

Post image iconForum: Stitching
Posted: 11:21 am Jul 20, 2011
Subject: Re: Best lighting for stitching?
Check out architects' lamps as well. They are much less expensive than Ott brand lamps. While they are clamp-on lamps designed to clamp onto the architect's drafting table, you can but stands separate ...
Topic: Preparing Fabric...How do YOU do it?
woollymammoth
Replies: 31
Views: 14904

Post image iconForum: Stitching
Posted: 2:21 pm Jul 02, 2011
Subject: Preparing Fabric...How do YOU do it?
Places like 123stitch and many LNS sell their fabric with the edges already overcast. Another product to consider is Fray Check, same idea as the other product. If I use tape or Fray Check I always al ...
Topic: Fabric Advice Needed
woollymammoth
Replies: 10
Views: 6207

Post image iconForum: Stitching
Posted: 12:31 pm Apr 03, 2011
Subject: Fabric Advice Needed
Personally I don't like aida, either the look of the stitches, the look or the feel of the fabric. For an SQ i prefer an evenweave like jobelan or lugana. With the variable thickness of the threads i ...
Topic: Stitching time
woollymammoth
Replies: 8
Views: 4265

Post image iconForum: Coffee Break
Posted: 3:03 pm Feb 20, 2011
Subject: Re: Stitching time
I have been retired for almost 4 years and love having so much stitching time. I am not a big social butterfly and I do have my DH for company, so I am not lonely. I lift weights and work out at the g ...
Topic: HELP!!!!!!
woollymammoth
Replies: 15
Views: 9748

Post image iconForum: Coffee Break
Posted: 12:36 pm Jan 29, 2011
Subject: Re: Gridding
I use Sulky Sliver (not silver) metallic thread for gridding. It's much less expensive than the gridding thread and comes in many colors so you can do the color gridding if you like. Needles can't pi ...

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