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« on: November 07, 2012 01:36:31 PM »

Okay.  So what I'm wondering is  can you use aida cloth for needle point, or is that a nono?  Or viseversa, can you use needlepoint canvas for cross stitch?  In my head, they are basically the same.  They both have an open weave, so why not?
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« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2012 01:04:28 AM »

As long as you don't have back stitching or quarter stitches in the pattern, you can totally use needlepoint canvas for cross stitch patterns. 
Needlepoint patterns work just fine on adia.  Obviously you will have to use cross stitch based thread amounts - ie one or two strands of floss.  Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2012 05:48:58 AM »

I'm working on a swatch to prove I can spin a yarn suitable for needlepoint, and I have the aida, and don't really want to search out the needlepoint canvas.  Good to hear it should work.  I'm just going to do a simple basket weave stitch 2x2 square.  We'll see how it goes!  And if it doesn't work, I'm sure I've got enough of the sample yarn to do another Cheesy
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I'm working on a swatch to prove I can spin a yarn suitable for needlepoint, and I have the aida, and don't really want to search out the needlepoint canvas.  Good to hear it should work.  I'm just going to do a simple basket weave stitch 2x2 square.  We'll see how it goes!  And if it doesn't work, I'm sure I've got enough of the sample yarn to do another Cheesy

I know I'm slow on the reply here, but I'd really like to see your results of the spinning. And back-stitching on Aida or needlepoint canvas shouldn't matter... fractionals can be done on Penelope canvas... As far as stitching wool on Aida, I'd be more concerned that the threads would rub as you stitched (the holes aren't nearly as big as the same size of mono-canvas.)  What were the results?
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« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2013 06:10:49 AM »

I did not take pictures yet, but I can when my workbook gets back to me. I ended up using plastic canvas because the Aida cloths hole were to tight, constricting the yarns need to pouf out a bit to fill in the space.
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« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2013 09:08:26 AM »

As long as you don't have back stitching or quarter stitches in the pattern, you can totally use needlepoint canvas for cross stitch patterns. 
Needlepoint patterns work just fine on adia.  Obviously you will have to use cross stitch based thread amounts - ie one or two strands of floss.  Smiley

What she said.  Cheesy Maybe try for something around 14 count or lower (meaning stitches per inch)
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« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2013 07:24:49 AM »

Heres the picture:

Needle point swatch by SpinHeartSpin, on Flickr

I lost marks for doing a 2 ply, but I tried a 3 ply, and didn't like how it looked/filled the canvas. I ended up using plastic canvas.
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« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2013 07:58:22 AM »

Oh yeah, three would have been way too thick.
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« Reply #8 on: July 31, 2013 10:07:04 AM »

well, i can spin it as thick as I want, each strand. but even at that thickness (all 3 strands were smaller then the two in this one, but each strand was finer. They were both very similar in diameter/grist) I didn't like it.  Maybe I just like a flatter finish? Oh well.  You win some you loose some.
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