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« on: January 07, 2014 08:47:51 PM »

I found this free pattern on my Christmas Stocking swap partner's Pinterest and decided it give it a go, but I didn't want to do it on regular Aida fabric (because I probably didn't have any) so I found some crepe (I think) and ironed it on to some freezer paper and ran it through my printer to get a grid on it. Stitching it was a little weird since I didn't use stabilizer but it still came out OK. I used glow in the dark floss. It didn't get bad until it was time to remove the ink, which wouldn't remove! Finally I tried acetone which removed the ink on a hoop I had done and it started dissolving the fabric. Holy crap! I don't know how to get it out. I finally gave up. I included it in the package but didn't count it as a real item because it is a little messed up. When I got the acetone to stop being evil the fabric that got it was a little brittle and started cracking in spots. I figured when Annigrl got it she could decide if she wanted to do something with/salvage it or just toss it out. I still haven't heard from her. Sad
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« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2014 12:59:24 AM »

Beautiful stitching. Love this on the red with white stitching. P.S. THIS ROCKS!!! Wink
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« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2014 12:24:16 PM »

Very cool and also, way to make it happen!!!
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« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2014 02:35:30 PM »

The stitching looks so good, so sad it got eaten by the acetone (which is evil!)
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« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2014 09:07:02 AM »

Acetone is evil, thank you! But now I know. I need to find another way to make X-stitch on non-Aida fabric possible though. I thought this would work! Thanks for all your kind words, guys!
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« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2014 01:27:41 AM »

I think they sell some grid-stuff in the cross stitch section that you sew on to non-gridded fabric so you can do the cross stitching.  And I even believe it will dissolve in water.  I've seen it by the cross stitch fabrics at JoAnn's before. 


I think it came out really well in spite of the issues.  Smiley  I'd love it if I had received it!  I totally dig the glow in the dark floss on red!
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« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2014 07:30:46 AM »

Wonderful stitching!

Waste canvas is the canvas that you can use for dissolving fabric and cross stitch.
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« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2014 08:13:20 AM »

You guys are so smart. Thanks for the tips and kind words!
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« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2014 02:44:13 AM »

is it weird that i think how buggered it ended up getting kind of adds to the meaning behind the sentiment? like you may get battered and beaten, but as long as you've got love...

love is what makes us keep all those silly scraps of things around in the first place, right? yeah, anyways, i like it. like a lot.
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« Reply #9 on: February 13, 2014 07:09:54 AM »

Not weird at all, fingerpistol. Thanks for the positive look on it!
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