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Katie
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5:12 am May 22, 2008

About this griding I have been hearing about. I must admit that I have never heard of it or done. Sounds great. So I tried it.
Now here maybe one of the foolish questions you have head. Embarassed Is there supposed to be a small gap between the last and first stitches?
Sorry about this but the little I know about cross stitch I have learned my listening, reading, asking questions and such.
Thanks so much
Katie
stitcherfe
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9:14 am May 22, 2008

Katie: Gridding certainly helps with the complex patterns...probably with simpler patterns, also,although I've never done it with them.

I'm not sure what you mean about gaps between stitches. If you mean in the grid, there should be no gaps at all...you just keep stitching.

I personally don't use a continuous line for gridding. I put a small dot every 10th space with a fabric marker that will wash out, although the dots don't show when I've stitched over them.

I'm working from left to right, 10 rows at a time, and when I reach the right edge of the 10th row, I dot for the next 10 rows.

I hope this makes sense to you...each one of us develops our own technique, and whatever works for you is the right one for you.

Happy Stitching. What pattern are you doing?

Stitching Nancy
Katie
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9:37 am May 22, 2008

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Originally posted by stitcherfe
Katie: Gridding certainly helps with the complex patterns...probably with simpler patterns, also,although I've never done it with them.

I'm not sure what you mean about gaps between stitches. If you mean in the grid, there should be no gaps at all...you just keep stitching.

I personally don't use a continuous line for gridding. I put a small dot every 10th space with a fabric marker that will wash out, although the dots don't show when I've stitched over them.

I'm working from left to right, 10 rows at a time, and when I reach the right edge of the 10th row, I dot for the next 10 rows.

I hope this makes sense to you...each one of us develops our own technique, and whatever works for you is the right one for you.

Happy Stitching. What pattern are you doing? Stitching Nancy





Nancy,
I am doing Girl with Pearl Earring. I think I know what I have done. Instead of going straight across without stopping, I have come up at one gone down at ten, then up again at 11. Does this make any sense at all? Confused Confused
Katie
rifestitch
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12:06 pm May 22, 2008

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Originally posted by Katie
Nancy,
I am doing Girl with Pearl Earring. I think I know what I have done. Instead of going straight across without stopping, I have come up at one gone down at ten, then up again at 11. Does this make any sense at all? Confused Confused
Katie


I understand what you mean - when I gridded Lady & Unicorn, on all of my horizontals, I came up at 2, went down at 9, so that the line between 10 and 1 would be clear on top for the verticals. The verticals I did not spend the effort to put them in this carefully, I just put them in randomly. But, as I used thread to grid, I don't worry about the gap, because I have most likely pulled the threads out in that corner already, though have left them long enough that I can stretch them back out where they were, if I lose myself. Now, did that make sense? Laughing

I think so long as YOU understand what your marks are, where your 10 and 1 are, then you should be fine; there are no rules about this Smile
Trudie
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4:01 pm May 22, 2008

What a great way to grid Nancy I will be trying that in my next project.
Thanks for the info

Happy Stitching
Trudie



I personally don't use a continuous line for gridding. I put a small dot every 10th space with a fabric marker that will wash out, although the dots don't show when I've stitched over them.

Happy Stitching. What pattern are you doing?

Stitching Nancy[/quote]
Alanna
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10:32 pm May 22, 2008

Hi Katie,

I agree with everyone here, there's no right or wrong way to grid, you just do what makes sense to you. The only real rule is to cut out your gridding as you go (if using thread) and never stitch over it- it's the darndest thing to get out afterwards!

I myself just put in my thread kind of randomly, pretty much as described by Rife above, although I quite like her idea of always having 10 and 1 clear. Not bad, Rife!

Happy gridding!
Katie
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2:12 am May 30, 2008

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Originally posted by Alanna
Hi Katie,

I agree with everyon here, there's no right or wrong way to grid, you just do what makes sense to you. The only real rule is to cut out your gridding as you go (if using thread) and never stitch over it- it's the darndest thing to get out afterwards!

I myself just put in my thread kind of randomly, pretty much as described by Rife above, although I quite like her idea of always having 10 and 1 clear. Not bad, Rife!

Happy gridding!

Just a quick update for all you lovely cross stitchers out there. I gridded my little heart out, works nicely. But being the person that I am, I had to mess up a few times before I got going good. I was really beginning to feel alot like Penelope. ( remeber here, she would weave by day and pull it out by night. Laughing ) But all's well that ends well, and the stitching is going along sure and steady. Thanks for all the feed back.
Katie
Alanna
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3:32 am May 30, 2008

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I gridded my little heart out, works nicely.... the stitching is going along sure and steady.


Great to hear, Katie! Keep us posted! Very Happy
rifestitch
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8:27 am May 30, 2008

Great, Katie!! It does take a bit to get into the rhythm, especially when starting new processes (gridding, parking) - no need for a Penelope complex Smile I didn't really get into the groove on Lady & Unicorn until I was about 1/2 done with page 1, and since then, I've decided that I don't like parking 99% of the time, so I don't anymore. Who knows what will have changed by the time I get down to page 20-something???

If you don't have an online picture gallery somewhere, I do recommend one - if you feel like you aren't making any progress, take a picture, work a week, then take another one, and put them up side by side - you can really see the progress that way, when you can't always see it when you are actually working on it. I don't know why, but it works and keeps you inspired Smile
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