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#112059 01/24/05 12:18 PM
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I am doing an Angel in counted cross stitch. I have beads that need to be added. My question is if I add the bead when I'm doing the last cross of that stitch or wait until I am done and go back and embellish with the beads?

Thank you...............

grammy

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#112060 01/24/05 12:35 PM
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I like to do cross-stitching too, its good for the nerves (better than medicine). It may be just me but I would incorporate the beads into the stitch. I have not used beads before (if anything needs beads I usually make them from the floss I am using). It seems that incorporating the beads in the stitch would make them more secure and natural than adding them later. Hmmmm?


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#112061 01/24/05 03:51 PM
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I usually add the beads and any charms later on. If you do incorporate it into the stitch, you add the bead when doing the last part of the stitch. (do the / then add the bead when you do the )


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#112062 01/25/05 08:47 AM
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Thank you for your input, I really appreciate it.

The instructions do not tell me when or how to add them.

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Unfortunately, many sets of instructions assume a certain level of competence - and if it's the first time you've used beads or charms, then it can be a problem.


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#112064 02/03/05 01:58 AM
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Hello Megan. Many patterns do require a certain amount of skill level but it is enjoyable to learn that skill. As you go forward you can always pick up a new skill to add to your knowledge. I have seen a few small books that illustrate and teach you how to make different type of stitches. I have just found a pattern and instructions on how to do Azzize stitching (I think thats how its spelled). I also saw instructions and patterns for doing Irish stitching. So many patterns, so little time. I find that I have to go back to see how a certain type of stitch is done and there is no shame in asking someone else for help. <img src="/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />


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Bob, I couldn't agree more! I'm constantly going back to check on stitches (for some reason, I constantly have to check on how to do simple buttonhole stitch, as well as hem stitching - my mind just goes blank!)

I think that you will enjoy Asissi (from the town in Italy where it enjoyed a huge revival in the 19th century and so re-got its name. Historically, it was called Voided Work and was done in long-armed cross stitch).

The Irish stitching (Mountmellick) is also a lot of fun, and can lead you onto Schwalm and Casalguidi forms as well (which are both very similar to Mountmellick).

As for simple instructions, I am currently working on an e-book to be distributed through Bella on simple embroidery.


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#112066 02/09/05 01:03 PM
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Bella was down for a few days and I guess everyone is trying to get used to the layout and a lot of of the new features are being checked out by all. Let me assure you, I am not Nadine Taylor from LA <img src="/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" /> , poor lady, she is probably taking a lot of heat for me in some of the other forums. Anyway, I have a few pieces of embroidery from my mother and they are at least 75 yrs old. I always use reference material rather than trust my memory (when all else fails, read the instructions). Cross stitching is an artform and I have seen some Samplers that were made and date back to the early 19th century. The nice thing is that you can always pick up and add a new skill even though you have to use a reference book for some of the stitches. <img src="/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />


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I'm sure you'd make a lovely Nadine, Bob! <img src="/images/graemlins/laugh.gif" alt="" />

There is a script being written that will fix all of that problem up and it will be implemented in the next few days.


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