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Xstitch by coincollect408 Xstitch by coincollect408
Six months later, This is finally finished. I got the patterns from the very talented :iconlittlemojo: on deviantart, look her up, her patterns are amazing!
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artemecia Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014
This makes me want to start cross stitching again (I tried it when I was a really little kid).
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coincollect408 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You should! It's really relaxing (I think) and it makes for kick butt pillows :D
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artemecia Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014
I think I would never have the patience ! 
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coincollect408 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I believe in you!
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artemecia Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014
Thank you :D
So what kind of fabric do you use on this piece ? I just started to investigate and i don't know at all what are those 11 count, 14 count etc...
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coincollect408 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
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 :D
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artemecia Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014
Wow thanks a lot for the detailed reply !! :D
I am getting excited now !
Ok so the higher the count, the smaller the "pixels" ;)
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coincollect408 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Exactly! (I love that you made that connection) 
And please please please, like I said, ask me anything, even if you give up and want to try something else I would love to help you :D
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artemecia Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014
I started looking at supplies, just in case :P
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ShiruvuiaKoneko Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013   Traditional Artist
mom plz xD
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