Okay, so here's the skinny on the counts. The count just means how many squares are in a certain area (for some reason I'm thinking it's 1 inch but I'm not sure). So with that logic, the higher the count (the more squares in that area) the bigger the squares are. Now this is important for two reasons. 1. You rarely use the full 6 strands of the embroidery floss. With smaller counts, you use less floss. My rule of thumb is: 12: 3 strands 14: 2-3 strands 16: 2 strands 18: 1-2 strands 20 (omfg so small!): 1 strand
For this piece (and most of my pieces) I used 14 count, it's big enough that you're not going to get lost trying to find the next hole, but small enough that you can separate the string into two sections, and your final piece isn't going to be huge
Here's a handy dandy calculator if you want to be more confused www.yarntree.com/java/xstitchc… As for types, I usually stick with Aida, it's easier to work with and a little more forgiving. I would also stick to a lighter color cloth because it's easier to see the holes.
This was also a huge help for me when I was starting cross stitch raincookie.deviantart.com/art/… I'm not as detailed as her when it comes to her pretty knots, but everything else is similar.
I really hope I didn't bog you down with information Please feel free to ask me about anything! I was often searching youtube for answers, so I know how horrible it is to start not knowing a darn thing
I don't have them any more, but if you go to this website [link] and click on "sonic.zip" it should be there. I checked it for you and it's clean, so no worries about viruses. Most of mojo's patterns are there, and if you check her front page comments littlemojo.deviantart.com you can find other people putting them up.
Good luck stitching and please make sure to let me know when you finish it! I would love to see it
Thank you so much! I must say, this was definitely a labor of love, if the person I was making it for didn't know it existed, I probably would have tossed it aside after the first square. [And of course I had to add Spike, it just adds that much more pizzazz]. Ha, as soon as school quits kicking me, I'm going to finish up the next two projects I have in tow
Thank you so much! I've been silently watching you for awhile, and it is such an honor for you to enjoy my work (Hope that doesn't sound creepy ) Haha, I didn't even get to keep the pillow, I ended up giving it to my friend because he helped me with the string during the process
Oh, thank you, too! I don't think it sounds creepy, there are tons of artists that I watch like that, and when I saw this for the first time, I was really sort of like: o___o in the best possible way, so I was excited when I saw you had a gallery on here. ^^ Sometimes it can be more fun to give work to people, though, because then it has a definite purpose, which is always nice, at least I think.
wow! You have no idea how cool I think this is! I've never though of doing anything like this, it's just so cool! good job, if you made any mistakes I can't tell!
I haven' t cross stitched since I tried to do a geisha last year (it was one of the kits, was big!) but none of the threads were numbered so I had to guess which one was which one,yeah, so I totally used the wrong ones and ran out of thread... stupid kit! it was a pretty pattern too. *Le Sigh* so I gave up and havent picked up one since,lol
totally awesome! love the love kanji. LOL, FMA! Hells yeah!
LOL! Oh man I used to make those all the time! I totally forgot about them! I use seed beads and a loom now, or sometimes I stitch them, stitching is soooooo much longer,but I made a really pretty chocker using it,the peiote stitch or however it's spelled. time consuming!