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« on: February 16, 2004 09:23:28 AM »

Is this the right place for this?? I just orderd a kit from sublime stiching...her stuff looks awseome .... I've never crossstiched but did a little plastic canvas years ago... her stuff it very cool & more moderen look. (with vintage style designs...if that makes sence)
Anyways, I have a couple towles I'd like to practice my stiches on while I patinetly await my delivery... does anyone have a link for me to see instructions for the types of stiches she uses So i can practice rtill my kits arrive
I saw this somewhere the other day, though I book marked it & can't find it!
Thanks in advance

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« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2004 10:09:57 PM »

Here are some sites I found:



I've also found a lot of books with different stitches and designs at used book stores and thrift shops.

The main stitch to learn (in my experience anyway) is the back stitch. A lot of other stitches are kind of variations of it. If you're just going to be doing outlines then the backstitch or chain stitch will be enough for you to start. (The instructions for a backstitch are kind of goofy on the second link I posted though - the first link is better.)

The thing that can be hard to get used to when doing freestyle embroidery vs. cross-stitch or plastic canvas is learning to make your stitches straight and even lengths. That's something you might want to practice a bit with first before tackling a big piece.  Wink

Good luck!

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« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2004 01:20:17 PM »

The SS stuff is embroidery. Cross stitch is a very set stitch, the little x's with a bit of (maybe) outlining.  For your stuff you probably won't even need cross stitch. She also has tutorials on her site.
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