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 Post subject: Cross Stitch
PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2011 11:14 am 
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Last night I tried cross stitch for the very first time! It's super easy and fast, I started, finished, and framed my first project last night:

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A little more about my project on my blog:

http://vegancraftastic.blogspot.com/201 ... oject.html

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 Post subject: Re: Cross Stitch
PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2011 7:51 pm 
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That is so cute.

My sister bought me a cross-stitch set for christmas and I had so much fun with it that I cannot wait to try my next project.


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 Post subject: Re: Cross Stitch
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That is so great!

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 Post subject: Re: Cross Stitch
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where do you find a good cross stitch kit? any recommendations? I am interested in starting

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 Post subject: Re: Cross Stitch
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That is so cute! I love the snark. I want to start cross stitching.

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 Post subject: Re: Cross Stitch
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Fizzgig wrote:
where do you find a good cross stitch kit? any recommendations? I am interested in starting


I got my kit at my local craft shop, but Subversive Cross Stitch sells their kits online:

http://www.subversivecrossstitch.com/index.html

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 Post subject: Re: Cross Stitch
PostPosted: Sat Apr 16, 2011 12:57 am 
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Fizzgig wrote:
where do you find a good cross stitch kit? any recommendations? I am interested in starting


I've never used a kit, and I really don't think they're necessary. There are so many patterns available for free online, and as long as you can count, you can stitch. I usually stitch videogame-related stuff, and find heaps of patterns and ideas at Sprite Stitch. But you should definitely start, it's super easy and fun and relaxing.

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 Post subject: Re: Cross Stitch
PostPosted: Sat Apr 16, 2011 2:44 am 
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You can easily create your own patterns from any image using a photo editing program (including a free one like GIMP). I need to finish my Dinosaur Comics T-Rex one of these days.

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 Post subject: Re: Cross Stitch
PostPosted: Sat Apr 16, 2011 6:19 am 
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Or you can just use graph paper and coloured pencils, which is mostly what I've been doing since seeing these adorable Firefly patterns. Plus, I just like colouring stuff in.

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 Post subject: Re: Cross Stitch
PostPosted: Sat Apr 16, 2011 10:29 am 
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I have been meaning to try cross stitch! Good job on your first one!

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 Post subject: Re: Cross Stitch
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Super cute, I want to do this :) Think of all the cat pictures I could make ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Cross Stitch
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I love cross stitch. For patterns I have a whole stack of magazines, and a couple of books.

I find Amazon to be the best place to find patterns online, and books.


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 Post subject: Re: Cross Stitch
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Oh my goodness, cross stitch is the best. It's so easy and fun! I just went into a cross stitch frenzy that's lasted about a month; I am stashing away some patterns and photos for a craft blog I'd like to do, maybe next year? I'd love to publish tons of free patterns for fellow craftsters, I'll let you guys know when they're up!

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 Post subject: Re: Cross Stitch
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I have an exam that I've had to study for tomorrow night, but after that's done I'm getting started on a Breaking Bad cross stitch for my brother for Christmas (yeah, I get my brother cross stitched stuff and cat paraphenalia for Christmas, he loves it). Super excited to get back into it, it's been a little while since I had the time!

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 Post subject: Re: Cross Stitch
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This one took me a couple of weeks!

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 Post subject: Re: Cross Stitch
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cute keyboard cat!

I am working on a rainbow-y gift for a wedding right now!

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 Post subject: Re: Cross Stitch
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I made this one last year for my sister for Christmas
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There is a [urlhttp://www.picturecraftwork.com/en/]great site[/url] I sometimes use to make patterns.

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 Post subject: Re: Cross Stitch
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I was pretty in to cross stitching about 2 years ago. I'm pretty convinced it helped me recover from neck surgery a lot faster. I started this pretty awesome Alaska piece for Fred's mom and never finished it. She'll be here in a few days. I should dust it off and give it to her already.

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 Post subject: Re: Cross Stitch
PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 8:19 am 
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That cat is the best, Erika!

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 Post subject: Re: Cross Stitch
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LazySmurf wrote:
I made this one last year for my sister for Christmas
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There is a great site I sometimes use to make patterns.


I love that! HA!

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 Post subject: Re: Cross Stitch
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I made this for my holiday swap partner, this is before I ironed it!

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Pattern here:
http://kincavelkrosses.wordpress.com/20 ... tea-lover/

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 Post subject: Re: Cross Stitch
PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2012 11:51 pm 
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I made this for my brother for Christmas!

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The face part is the most complicated cross stitch I've ever done, it's all blended threads and fractional stitches. It's way more detailed than it looks here. Super fun though!

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I made this for my brother for Christmas!

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The face part is the most complicated cross stitch I've ever done, it's all blended threads and fractional stitches. It's way more detailed than it looks here. Super fun though!


That's amazing! Wow! Such detail in the face, whoa!

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 Post subject: Re: Cross Stitch
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Wow!! That is so complicated and awesome. I'm impressed!

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 Post subject: Re: Cross Stitch
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Erinnerung wrote:
I made this for my brother for Christmas!

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The face part is the most complicated cross stitch I've ever done, it's all blended threads and fractional stitches. It's way more detailed than it looks here. Super fun though!


HELLA BALLER!!!

I finished both color and B&W patterns for my Sparklemotion cross stitch:

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Pattern is free at my website! http://www.sewsbeforebros.com/cross-stitch.html

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