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391  EUROPE / NETHERLANDS / Re: Holland on: June 12, 2007 04:33:17 AM
Ja! Hier! En er is zelfs een heel Nederlands board ! Smiley


392  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Discussion and Questions / Re: Shared pattern/pattern links on: June 08, 2007 01:06:08 PM
There's hundreds of very nice patterns on the official DMC website. You can print them and they also go with a DMC colour key.

You have to register to DMC club, but that's free.

Go to www.dmc.com, choose the left option, DMC Creative world, then choose DMC Club in the menu.

I printed a LOT of patterns from that site. I'm doing the Blooming Red Poppy right now for my grandma.

I also have quite a collection of old Dutch sampler patterns. If you tell me what exactly you're searching for, I can look what I have for you.
393  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Discussion and Questions / Re: Blocking thrift store find? on: June 06, 2007 12:27:18 PM
Be careful with water!!

Is it possible to cut some thread from the back side first to try if its colour fast?
394  EUROPE / NETHERLANDS / Re: "Snap Faster Kit"? on: June 05, 2007 09:46:30 AM
Die specifieke set ken ik niet, maar een tang om drukknopen te zetten kun je meestal wel halen bij een fourniturenzaak of naaimachinehandel.

Een bekend is bijvoorbeeld Prym. Ze zijn wel prijzig, maar ze gaan jaren mee. Een losse tang zal rond de 15 euro zijn, je hebt ook vaak setjes met meteen een stuk of honderd knopen erbij in een bewaardoos, die zijn geloof ik rond de 35 euro. Ik ken alleen maar Prym maar waarschijnlijk zullen ze in zo'n zaak ook nog wel andere merken hebben.

Een nadeel is wel dat je vaak alleen de knoopjes van dat merk in de tang kunt gebruiken: Prym tangen kunnen volgens mij ook alleen maar Prym knoopjes indrukken.

Je kunt natuurlijk ook drukkers bevestigen met een hamer, maar dat is wel wat lastiger.
395  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Stitchalongs / Re: Nintendo/Videogame stitchalong? on: June 05, 2007 06:43:06 AM
I'm going to make my younger brother a Nintendo / Mario themed sampler for his birthday. He's a huge Mario fan.

I either draw patterns myself (after all I'm learning to be a needlework designer so I need some practice) or use darklilac. It's difficult to find the right colours when you're designing patterns yourself, but darlilac finds the right colours in few seconds.
396  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Discussion and Questions / Re: Any beautiful wedding cross stitches?! on: June 04, 2007 01:22:38 PM
I'm subscribed to a cross stitching magazine, and this winter they had some really nice, small wedding patterns.

Some of them are on this website: http://www.borduurblad.nl/?id=1155

There's more of them in the magazine, all with the same theme. (Including a sampler). I could copy them for you if you're interested.
397  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Stitchalongs / Re: Big Project Stitchalong 2007 on: May 31, 2007 08:33:42 AM
Can I still join?

I'm working on a linen cross stitch sampler that I've been working on for forever and maybe this will help me finish it.  (it's the DMC Linen Antique Roses Sampler)

I made a lot of mistakes with counting, I've had to re-do a big part of it 3 times. I will post the progress so far later on.
398  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Discussion and Questions / Re: HELP! on: May 31, 2007 08:13:02 AM
Is it hard to learn? I hope it's not.  Roll Eyes What's an IMO? I currently live in the Netherlands, so everything is pretty expensive, but I've been lucky enough to get a gift certificate of 100 euros from an american book store, so I'll be picking up the sublime stitching kit after exams!

And, this is really stupid.. but what are the different type of needles and how does it make it different to the embroidery? And another question... are there differences between embroidery, cross-stitch and needlepoint?



DMC kits are available everywhere, and if you want to learn to cross stitch I'd recommend those. You have them from 2 E to .. as expensive as you want. I'd start with a very small pattern. These kits contain everything you need.

Cross stitch is the most known stitch, it looks like this: X.
Needle point is a half cross stitch: /
Embroidery is everything else.

Cross stitch is very easy, I'm sure you'll learn it within an hour or something. The most difficult part is the counting. Some types of embroidery are difficult, others are easy. I learnt myself from books that I bought at second hand shops, usually for less than an euro. Also, tell everybody that you like stitching: a lot of people have things from their deceased mums and grandma's and aunts that they want to give away.

In the Netherlands, there's also several courses to learn things like this. I'm studying for needlework designer at ENSAID myself.
399  EUROPE / NETHERLANDS / Re: The Netherlands - Nijmegen on: May 31, 2007 07:57:17 AM
Hi, I'm new here. Smiley

(well, I've been visiting this site for a long time but I never registered)

I live near Nijmegen and there's some good shops. I know about 2:
Geurts, Bloemerstr.70-72,Nijmegen
Nuyen, Weg door het Jonkerbos 100, Nijmegen

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