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Hoop?

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  • Started 8 years ago by Rosajet
  • Latest reply from Su Maddocks
  1. Rosajet
    Member

    I have just finished a linen cross stitch, it looks good, but I 'guessed' what I was meant to do. I have now purchased a very expensive 32 count linen design. I would like to know if I should use a hoop or not and how do I start and finish 'confetti stitches'. Should I mark the grid with thread? Any help and guidance would really appreciated...oh this new project will be my third (1 aida and 1 linen)

    Posted 8 years ago #
  2. margarita
    Member

    There's an explanation here

    http://www.scarletquince.com/pinhead_linen.php

    of how to do Pinhead Stitch which may be what you need for your 'confetti stitches'.

    I always mark the grid on my fabric every 10 stitches. It's much easier to see where you are in a complicated pattern.

    I don't use a hoop: I use a scroll frame on a stand. If you do use a hoop, loosen it at the end of every stitching session to minimise the hoop impression on the fabric. Some people prefer stitching by holding the fabric in the hand.

    Good luck and keep us updated with your progress.

    What is it that you are stitching?

    Posted 8 years ago #
  3. Su Maddocks
    Member

    Yes do let us know what you are doing and how you get on with it.......thanks for sharing the web site connection Margarita..it's got some pretty helpful info

    Posted 8 years ago #

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