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« on: January 31, 2012 04:46:53 AM »

This is only the second thing I have ever tried to cross stitch. It's a card for valentines day. Smiley

Basically, I started yesterday with an area that required one strand but wasn't pleased with it so scrapped the whole thing. This morning I started it with a different colour and just used one strand. I've managed to do quite a lot, with fractionals which I'm really pleased with myself for learning. BUT...looking again the directions say to do it with two strands.

Will it matter greatly if I now continue with one strand for the lot, or should I do it with two from now on? I can't scrap this again now. It's a lion, the background should be one strand, the lion should be two. Basically a light area of it's face has been done in one.

I hope that makes sense.

Thank you.
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2012 06:14:21 AM »

Are you happy with how it looks? If it looks good, just carry on. If it looks ok, finish the face then change to 2 strands, if you hate it enough, start again.

That's how I'd sum up my choices if I were at that stage.

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« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2012 07:08:49 AM »

Thank you. It looks okay. I'll complete the rest with two, then if I need to I will unpick this face section and do that again! I didn't know if there are any hard and fast rules with this type of error.
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2012 10:05:40 AM »

Nothing hard and fast as far as I know, it's just what I would have done.

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« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2012 12:06:27 AM »

I'm with Antidigger!

I love stitching, since it isn't necessarily a hard and fast science.  You have a lot of play with the patterns and a variation like that is just a way of making it your own.  Cheesy  I bet it looks great!

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« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2012 08:13:50 AM »

I agree, I bet it looks great. I think that's the wonderful thing about stitching, you can (most of the time) hide the flaws.

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