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Extractions: Home These sites have free, original charts offered by the designers or design companies that created them. Some of the charts may require special viewers to be seen or printed properly. All products and services are listed as a courtesy to the reader. No endorsements, warranties or guarantees are expressed or implied. RCTN Page - Links to "@ Badge" charts. 2 Busy Stitching - Samplers and pictures. Free charts. (USA) About.com - Crochet - Charts for cross stitch and filet crochet. About.com - Cross Stitching - An online magazine and resource list for cross stitchers. Agulha de Ouro - Look for free charts under "Motivos" then "Ponto Cruz." (Brazil) AidaLady's Cross Stitch Attic - Free cross stitch chart from Bev Ritter. Ailsa's Cross Stitch - Tasmanian themed designs from Ailsa Marshall. Also has a photo-to-chart service. (Australia) Albany Hill - Original needlepoint designs in kit form. (UK) Amathusia Needlecraft Designs - Counted cross stitch embroidery by British designer Barbara Skelton. (UK) American Folk Arts - Cross stitch and sampler designs. Online Hardanger stitch diagrams. Free sampler chart. (USA)
Extractions: C harts K its ... art F abric D escriptions W hen even weave fabrics are made well, they make counted cross stitching easy - here we offer a short description of all the common even weave fabrics, along with some tips on how best to use them. If you have any questions, please contact us for help. If you are not finding what your looking for - call us toll free at 866-803-8489 or write us at email@example.com Fabric Description Aida Aida fabric is available in 6, 8, 11, 14, 16, 18 and 20 count. Aida is a 100% cotton fabric perfect for all types of cross stitch. An excellent, easy-to-count even-weave fabric, Betsy Ross Linen Betsy Ross Linen comes in 10 and 16 count and is distinguished from other linens because of its finer weave. Betsy Ross is 100% linen, woven in a unique fashion to give stitchery projects a more traditional, country look. Ideal for that "tired eye" project as well as any design of your choice.
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Extractions: Betsy Ross Linen Betsy Ross Linen comes in 10 and 16 count and is distinguished from other linens because of its finer weave. Betsy Ross is 100% linen, woven in a unique fashion to give stitchery projects a more traditional, country look. Ideal for that "tired eye" project as well as any design of your choice.
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History Of Embroidery, Needlework, Counted Cross Stitch The word embroidery comes from the AngloSaxon word for "edge", but the technique itself was being used long before that. The term was first applied to decoratively stitched borders on medieval church vestments. rural tradition of counted cross stitch still existed there for domestic embroidery, and the hand stitching of clothing copies of traditional samplers, taking cross stitch back to http://classiccrossstitch.com/history.html
Extractions: History T he word Embroidery comes from the Anglo-Saxon word for "edge", but the technique itself was being used long before that. The term was first applied to decoratively stitched borders on medieval church vestments. But over time it came to cover all stitched decoration on any textile fabric. Fragments of cloth dating from between 5,000 BC and 500 AD have been excavated from tombs and monuments in South America, Egypt and China, and these show crude examples of darning, half cross stitch and satin stitch. Many of the fragments are made of linen; the regular warp and weft of this fabric, one of the oldest of all woven materials, provided the basis for the development of counted thread stitches. The earliest example of a complete cross stitch is a design worked in upright crosses on linen, and the piece was discovered in a Coptic tomb in Upper Egypt, where it was preserved by the dry desert climate dating from about 500AD in Upper Egypt. Very few pieces of decorated fabric have survived from ancient civilisations, but this does not mean that decorative stitching was rarely used. Natural fibres are perishable and do not survive as well as most metal and ceramic objects excavated from archaeological sites.
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Extractions: to move around Beadwrangler's. E General Instructions Thread the embroidery needle with thick thread, double it, about 40" putting 20" on each side. Make a knot in the end and cut off the excess thread. Take the needle through the counted fabric from the back to front, at the top left or right edge, beginning in the 2 nd stitch from the top. Make sure the thread is taut and take the needle from the front to back over the top of the fabric and back through the next stitch: making a loop around the edge of the fabric, continue to the end. Then turn the piece to the back side, pull the needle through all the stitches to the other end and cut off the excess thread. For each row of beads in each sample, thread the beading/sharps needle with beading thread, double it, about 40" placing 20" on each side. Make a knot in the end and cut off the excess thread ends. Knots are not used in most thread embroidery, however, when stitching with beads the thread requires knots at the beginning and ending of stitch rows to keep the beads from pulling loose. Use Fray Stop on the knot to make sure it does not come loose. I use a disposable lighter on my beading thread ends. Each time a row is finished, make a knot, cut off the excess thread and begin the next row with new thread. Pull the thread taut after each stitch. Each time beads are strung onto the fabric, take the needle through to the back side, pull the thread taut. By alternating the bead colors, the thread path is easy to identify. Each count begins in the stitch following the last bead stitched.
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Extractions: A.2 How to Find the FAQs Counted cross stitch has few rules. The main one is to enjoy yourself. You may follow or ignore any of the tips listed in this FAQ and still be a "real" cross stitcher. People often learn to do counted cross stitch on aida and later learn to stitch on linen or other evenweaves as they become more experienced. Many stitchers who know how to work on linen prefer it to aida. As always though, this is a matter of personal choice. Some very experienced stitchers prefer aida. An evenweave is any fabric which has the same number of threads per inch in both the vertical and horizontal directions. The individual threads might not all be the same thicknessyou can see this in linenbut the number of threads are the same. Aida is worked with one X over one square, while linen and other evenweaves are generally worked over two threads. This means that a 28 count (28 threads per inch) linen produces the same size picture as a 14 count (14 squares per inch) aida. See section "
Extractions: Used with Permission. Have you ever seen cross stitching products? What do you think about cross stitching? These days, DIY ( Do It Yourself ) is very common, and people enjoy and make DIY products. Maybe you are a person who enjoys and is crazy about DIY products: To make something by oneself for personal fulfillment. So they love and are mad in products. Cross stitching is one kind of DIY. It is also one kind of needlework made with X-shaped stitches, and it is easier and more enjoyable than the other crafts. This paper will explain about DIY, the history of cross stitching, cross stitching materials, and how to cross stitch. TOP Verso (2000) says that cross stitching has a long history. Before looking at the history of cross stitch, we must look back to the very beginnings of embroidery, since it is only relatively recently that cross stitch has been used as the sole stitch in a piece. The earliest incomplete of embroidered cloth includes cross stitch and dates back to the sixth or seventh centuries AD. It was found in a Coptic tomb in Upper Egypt, where it was prevented by the dry desert climate. By the eleventh century, the most famous of all early embroideries, the Bayeux tapestry, was being worked. This is not actually a tapestry in the strict sence (that is, a woven textile), but an embroidery, describing the Norman invasion of England in 1066.
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Extractions: Milkpaint as a common type of paint used in Colonial and early 19th century periods. Kreinik has created a line of 55 colors in Silk Mori that has reproduced the wonderful tones of this historical era. The Kreinik Milkpaint colors are ideal for historical samplers and other needlework in Colonial, Federal or early Victorian embroidery, or to create an antiqued effect in any design. spun silk with a creamy lustre. This thread is perfect for first-time silk users in cross stitch or counted thread work. It can be plied for all canvas or fabric coverage needs and used in many needlework techniques. Available in 2.5m, 5m, and 40m skeins (other put-ups available by special order). For your personal copy of the Silk Color Chart plus a conversion chart for converting floss colors to Silk Mori®, send a #10 self-addressed, stamped envelope to "Silk Color Chart/Conversion Chart" at Kreinik, 3106 Lord Baltimore Drive, Suite 101, Baltimore, MD 21244 USA. For class copies, contact Kreinik's Customer Service Department at 1-800-537-2166.
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Extractions: by Jo Verso (CSG Patron) In Eastern Europe at this time, folk art was flourishing, and cross stitch was used to embellish household items using geometric and floral patterns still found in pattern books to this day. But cross stitch really came into its own with the working of samplers. The earliest printed pattern book was produced in Germany in 1524, but it was many years before pattern books became readily available. So stitchers would record samples In the sixteenth century, the popularity of embroidery in Europe was helped by the invention of printing. Early pattern books offered designs for cross stitch and other forms, such as blackwork. Cross stitch patterns were printed as black squares or dots, leaving the choice of colours to the embroiderer. The stitcher could count the pattern onto the fabric or detach the pattern, prick holes through it and pounce the design through the holes using coloured powder. As pattern books became more readily available in Europe and America during the seventeenth century, the function of samplers changed. They evolved into educational instruments, stitched by children to teach them the needlework skills essential to young girls who would be making and marking household linen and clothing. By stitching alphabets and numbers, children were also taught basic literacy and numeracy. Samplers became a popular way to instil moral virtues, so we frequently find verses of a highly pious tone. One poor little soul was made to stitch:
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Extractions: Cross Stitch Ri.Va. - Italian designer, Rita Valettini designed Romantic Venice which was featured on a previous Stitch Away home page. Rita is also an accomplished designer of fine web sites. Marco Pompei is also an Italian designer - try clicking on Fantasy or Marina for outstanding designs. Stitchamaze - A virtual gallery of Canadian needlepoint, Rosalyn Cherry-Soleil, together with exhibits by guest artists. Dianne Durgan Sobolewski designed Icarus which was featured on a previous Stitch Away home page. ANG - American Needlework Guild The Royal School of Needlework - Specialized in embroidery and in the restoration and conservation of textiles. They also offer training ranging from day classes to a three year apprenticeship program. (UK) Association Belge du Point de Croix - Belgian Cross Stitch Association. Invitation for others - that we will consider adding a link to their site if they e-mail us.
Extractions: Annual needlework holiday in Western Australia, on the last weekend of March. This year our visiting designers are Thea Dueck from Victoria Sampler, Canada, Sue Scott from New South Wales and Faye Philip from Western Australia. Go to our website for pictures of the projects and more info. ANGEL THREADS CAFE Needlecraft centre/cafe restaurant situated on tropical Magnetic Island, north Queensland. Visit us soon to stitch in paradise. Good links to travel and accomodation. ANNE'S GLORY BOX Special exclusive needlecraft kits, cloth dolls, needlework, bears, patchwork, shows, classes, workshops... and more! ARTECY CROSS STITCH We have hundreds of unique cross stitch patterns to print online for one low fee. Patterns include Animals, Australian, Paintings, Fairy Tales, Victorian, and many more. 2 FREE patterns available every 2 weeks. AUSTRALIAN CRAFT NETWORK
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