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« Reply #20 on: February 23, 2010 12:32:33 PM »

I know many stitches, but I rarely use them.  I tend to use the backstitch, lazy daisy, split stitch and satin stitch the most - so don't stress about how many you do or do not know. Smiley  This is a low STRESS swap.  I don't want anyone to worry.  Just try your best and I'm sure we'll all be happy Cheesy 
I tend to just use simpler stitches as well and would be perfectly happy to be matched up with a beginner.  Just think, if you are a newbie you haven't developed any bad habits or shortcuts yet.  Wink  It's all good.
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« Reply #21 on: February 23, 2010 12:43:40 PM »

This questionnaire is taking me forever to fill out. I'm not sure how to describe what kind of embroidery I like. .__.
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« Reply #22 on: February 23, 2010 01:42:56 PM »

The questionnaire was quite long - but I made it that way so your partner could get a REALLY great idea of what you like.

If you have any pictures or sites that you love (as far as embroider goes) then put that done (link to flickr or the site).  You can also just say that you like cutesy animals, or geeky expressions... its really up to you. Smiley
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« Reply #23 on: February 23, 2010 01:59:33 PM »

I know many stitches, but I rarely use them.  I tend to use the backstitch, lazy daisy, split stitch and satin stitch the most - so don't stress about how many you do or do not know. Smiley  This is a low STRESS swap.  I don't want anyone to worry.  Just try your best and I'm sure we'll all be happy Cheesy  

HAVE FUN! Cheesy

I don't know many stitches, but I tend to use the same ones you mentioned, plus french knots (which I LOVE.)  Satin stitches are still a huge challenge for me.   But I like how my sister describes embroidery -- "it's just drawing with thread."  Keep it simple, and have fun, and do what works for you!  

***And when I said to keep it simple, I just meant "don't overthink it."  You can have a really complex embroidered piece without it being difficult or complicated.  Did that make any sense at all?   Wink
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« Reply #24 on: February 23, 2010 02:41:59 PM »

I think satin stitch is deceptive. In theory, it's a simple stitch. It's getting it to look smooth like satin that is the devil.

My favorite stitches would be french knot, seed, split, back, chain, lazy daisy and satin. I haven't done any laid work in forever so I might work it into the piece that I do for added texture. Smiley
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« Reply #25 on: February 23, 2010 02:51:14 PM »

ooo I forgot french knots!!! Cheesy  Love those!  I've been wanting to do an embroidery of a little sheep just so I can french knot it's wool! Cheesy

My seed stitch - i can never get it to look right for me...

And I call embroidery/thread the adult's coloring book & crayons!  Cheesy
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« Reply #26 on: February 23, 2010 04:09:35 PM »

I just learned french knots - only my second stitch and they're so easy and wonderful!  I love them!
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« Reply #27 on: February 23, 2010 06:33:32 PM »

sent in my questionnaire, yay!

speaking of stitches, i think my favorite is herringbone. it's so beautiful, and easier than it looks.
btw, i don't know if anyone has seen this website, but she has tutorials for a TON of stitches, and some free patterns as well.
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« Reply #28 on: February 23, 2010 06:44:26 PM »

Thanks for the link, karimusbunch! 

Here's a link I use. . . this site has lots of embroidery eye candy, but on the right-hand side, there's a list called "Stitch a Day" and a link to just about any stitch you'd like to try/imagine/dream of!
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« Reply #29 on: February 23, 2010 06:59:39 PM »

Yay for links!  I'll start gathering links that show different stitches and links for free/paid embroidery patterns - so post any links! Smiley
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