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« on: January 02, 2008 02:25:59 PM »

I was collecting a few patterns on the net, and came across a Pennsylvania Dutch style hex on needlecrafter http://www.needlecrafter.com/patterns.html . Just look under geometric for the hex patterns. I did a little bit a reserch on them, and they can mean different things according to the colors and the shapes. They are very pretty, and I thought it would make a fun stitchalong. Here's a site with the symbols and meanings http://www.folkart.com/education/hex/.

I'm working on a different pattern, but as soon as it's done I'm going to start on one of these. I'm really looking forward to getting started on one. You can use a pattern that's already made or try to make your own. Would anyone be interested in stitching a hexalong with me? lol  Cheesy
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2008 09:53:16 PM »

Those look cool, and like a good project for trying out new stitches. I'm in once I finish my current project Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2008 08:19:19 AM »

I didn't know they were called hexes! My family always just called them Dutch luck charms. I'm pretty sure my dad wouldn't have hung one on his barn had he known they were called hexes. Cheesy Teehee.

Anyway, I adore them. I already have one project going, but I may just lay it aside in favor of this one. It just sounds like too much fun to design and stitch. ^_^

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« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2008 02:37:54 PM »

That would be cool, I'm game!  There is a coloring book avaliable of traditional hex signs at:  http://www.sacredspiralkids.com/color/crafts/index.html

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« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2008 02:25:35 PM »

I still haven't started on mine yet, but I have a few ideas in mind for what I'm going to do. I wouldn't be able to post a picture anyway because our camera broke rofl... I guess I could use a little good luck Cheesy. We plan to pick up a new one next week so it's no big deal. Thanks for the links, I'll check those out to see if there something new I might want to add in.
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2008 08:50:21 PM »

That would be cool, I'm game!  There is a coloring book available of traditional hex signs at:  http://www.sacredspiralkids.com/color/crafts/index.html


I really like a few of those hex signs. I'll have to decide which one to do.  Then I'll join in.

« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2008 10:50:31 AM »

I'm almost finished my current project, but I may just join in afterwards...

Pretty cute little things, aren't they? Cheesy

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« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2008 12:10:29 PM »

I've finished mine! I've been really ultra lazy lately though and I haven't been out to buy batteries for my camera (that and I'm on spring break right now, so my hex AND my camera are in the Ohio river valley, and I am in the Greater Columbus area....which makes things tricky). So hopefully I'll be able to show you all my finished project next week some time. ^_^ It's fun, but I'm debating on weather or not to add more to it. I'll let you all help me out.

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« Reply #8 on: March 27, 2008 12:40:16 PM »

Hello all.  I'm a long time viewer but a new poster.  I've been getting back into the hand work that I loved forever ago and this looks like a fun project. 
I'm making kitchen curtains and i am using some of the Hex designs on them as well as others, flowers, butterflies ect..  I've been working on mine and can't wait to post a picture of it. 
I love this crafting community and wanted to participate. 

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« Reply #9 on: April 14, 2008 02:18:47 PM »

Hello everyone,

I think thats a great pattern to start stitching with. On one hand its not complicated, on the other its really cute.  Wink

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