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Alanna
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9:44 am May 03, 2007

Hey girls, just having a mathematical breakdown here trying to work out thread counts Rolling Eyes - if a chart tells me to stitch on 25 count over 1 but I don't want to stitch over 1, what count should I be using over 2- surely not 50!!
This really is just too hard!
Thanks ladies Shocked
rifestitch
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11:18 am May 03, 2007

Yep, to keep the finished size the same, it would be over-2 on 50ct.

Come on, spill - what are you planning??? An HAED, maybe, since those are all charted for over-1 on 25ct?
Alanna
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12:13 pm May 03, 2007

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Originally posted by rifestitch

Come on, spill - what are you planning??? An HAED, maybe, since those are all charted for over-1 on 25ct?


Yeah, maybe, and so what if I am? and anyway, I'm just looking, a girl's allowed to look isn't she??? Cool

Come on though, 50 count is a crazy amount of detail! Wouldn't 36 be fine? I don't wanna do over 1!! Waaaaahhh!!! Crying or Very sad
stitcherfe
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1:24 pm May 03, 2007

Do they even make 50? So, by my math, which isn't great, doing it 2 over 36 would be the same as 18 count--right Question

It would be a bit bigger than the 1 over 25,though, if that's a concern.

Good luck!!

Nancy
Alanna
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2:11 pm May 03, 2007

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Do they even make 50? So, by my math, which isn't great, doing it 2 over 36 would be the same as 18 count--right Question

It would be a bit bigger than the 1 over 25,though, if that's a concern.

Good luck!!

Nancy


Yep, 36 over 2 would be like 18 count Aida. I'm not really concerned about the size so much as the detail- would something designed to be done over 25 still look good over 18?
rifestitch
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3:03 pm May 04, 2007

I don't think you'd lose a lot of detail going down to 18ct - I know a lot of people do HAED on 18 or 20. You might just have to do a little experimenting to decide if one or two strands gives you the coverage you want. I always use 2 on 18, but then again, most things I do over-2 (or on Aida) are blended, so need to use two.

I guess I am going to need to eventually break down and pick one of these HAEDs myself - I love over-1 stitching, and cannot imagine how some of these charts get done with no blends! I gotta try one someday!
Alanna
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1:55 am May 05, 2007

I know what you mean! After SQ it's hard to imagine a pattern with no blends!

As for strand number- they want me to do 2 over 1 on 25 count (which I personally can't even imagine it must be so tight) so I think that IF I crack and get the one I'm looking at and still decide to do it on say 18 count (which means that I'll get a 36 and work over 2), I will definitely still be using 2 strands of floss.

Pray do tell why you love over 1 so much? I've never really seen the attraction myself. Although petitpoint can be beautiful for a small delicate design.
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12:45 pm May 07, 2007

I don't really know why I've become addicted to it. I have recently acquired a taste for monochrome spot samplers, and overdyed threads - over-1 just seems to bring out the best in overdyed threads. And I love the feel of the stitches; I was just thinking the other night, when I finish the one I'm working on now (tonight, I hope), I'll be sad when it is behind glass, because I won't get to run my fingers over it anymore Sad

So far, I've only worked over-1 on 32ct, but am willing to give 36ct a try, should the opportunity present itself.
Alanna
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1:19 pm May 07, 2007

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I'll be sad when it is behind glass, because I won't get to run my fingers over it anymore Sad


Yeah, I like running my fingers over my work too (but not too much 'cos it gets grubby!).
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8:35 am May 08, 2007

Another option would be to use 22 count...you could still do over one & I know it supports 2 strands fine. It might be a nice compromise to 25 without going down to 18/36 count. Rolling Eyes
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