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half stitch hell

(14 posts)
  1. MORTON
    Member

    When doing a half stitch should it go the same way as the top or bottom half of the stitch?

    Posted 6 years ago #
  2. Barbara Stone
    Member

    Don't know about everybody else, but I do it as the bottom half of the stitch.

    Posted 6 years ago #
  3. SallyH
    Member

    Me to. I always do it as the bottom half of the stitch.

    Posted 6 years ago #
  4. 140559
    Member

    Me three! Nice to know it looks like I'm doing something right for once, or at least I'm in good company!

    Posted 6 years ago #
  5. Christine Berrett
    Administrator

    Me four !!!!

    Posted 6 years ago #
  6. Ah - well I always do the top! A doctor once told me I was odd so looks like he was right! I like to think I am different.

    Posted 6 years ago #
  7. Rita Barron
    Member

    I always do it as the bottom half of the stitch but thinking about it perhaps it should be done as the top half as when finished they will all look the same?! Not sure?????

    Posted 6 years ago #
  8. MORTON
    Member

    Arrgggghhhhh I have always done it as bottom half but when I started my latest project for some reason questioned myself on it. Now I don't know what to do. Thanks for the responses .

    Posted 6 years ago #
  9. Barbara Stone
    Member

    I've been doing a project that required the back-ground to be done in half cross stitch, and because I do it as the bottom half, it made it stand out more, cos it was a different way. However, as you've done it as the bottom half in the past, I'd carry on doing exactly what you've always done. If it aint broke, don't fix it!!!

    Posted 6 years ago #
  10. MORTON
    Member

    Thanks, that's kinda what I thought. It's so difficult as I don't think there r any right or wrongs in this x

    Posted 6 years ago #
  11. Christine Berrett
    Administrator

    I agree, there are no right or wrongs - just be consistent within the same piece of work!

    Posted 6 years ago #
  12. Hi, I'm with Monica. I always do them the same as the top half
    But, as Christine says so long as you are consistent then nothing is wrong

    Posted 6 years ago #
  13. RozMinis
    Blocked

    Sheesh, I've done it a couple of times on projects, but never given it much thought. Make that any thought. However, having had a think about it, remembering it was in the last century, I did it the same as the bottom half, which in my case is bottom left to top right - if you see what I mean.

    Posted 6 years ago #
  14. Jane N
    Member

    Like Helen and Monica, I've always done half-cross stitch the same direction as my top stitch for a full cross stitch, but again, I don't think there's a right or wrong answer to this. It's just a matter of personal choice, in the same way as choosing the direction of the top stitch on cross stitch itself: I know the direction most people do is not the same as the direction I use, but who cares - consistency is everything :-)

    Posted 6 years ago #

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