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u/LunaTardis · 1 pointr/CrossStitch

Hello everyone! I've been having a lot of fun with this latest project. I've learned a lot

  1. Hoops for a project that is over 10 inches both ways sucks.

  2. I love this lap stand that a poster here suggested (thank you whoever it was!! Maybe u/wildviolet ?). Notice how each side is adjustable? That means when I am doing this big project, I can shorten one side, have it sit on the arm of my chair, have the other leg longer the project is the same height, but the whole thing doesn't have to be centered on my lap. That has Really helped with shoulder pain, as I don't have to reach as far to get to the far left (or right) of the frame, and I can still sit in my comfy recliner.

  3. Always check the size of the pattern before you buy it. I thought awww cute... a little bull dog for my friend. Bought it, went to buy materials and it's the largest project I've done to date! I decided to do it anyways, Luckily she can't complain about size as it's a gift ;)

  4. Cats love lap stands. Picture of proof included.

  5. Must have cat free room/space to store lap stand if you have cats. You just can't leave it in your chair, they would get on it way too much.

  6. I love the John James petite needles. I thought they would be too small after they arrived. But after a few weeks of using them on this, they work great! I haven't had an threads break due to the eyes. Every eye fit the needle minder. I even bought some regular size needles to try from john james, but haven't bothered to try them yet.

  7. Magnetic bored is nice to hold the chart. BUT. I highly suggest get one with a stand. The flat laying one gets annoying. So does it being smaller then the paper size, as the edges get all bent up. Maybe I will buy a better one when I can afford it.

  8. the recommended amount of floss sometimes is not near enough. I don't know what they did their calculations on, but woah. I ran out of the main navy blue color by the first page.

  9. Hobby Lobby is MUCH nicer then joann's in my town for cross stitch.

    10 . Hobby lobby has a 90 day return policy. So, after I ran out of floss, I went there, bought a whole handful of the same lot. What I don't use, I can return! As long as I don't put it on a bobbin. This way I make sure to get all I need in the same lot, but don't waste too much money

  10. the bobbin cranks are a waste of money. I will be returning the one I bought. It's just 2 dollars, but it's useless.

    I think that is enough lessons for now. Hope everyone is having a great day.
u/CrossStitchQuotes · 3 pointsr/CrossStitch

I haven't got this altogether on an Amazon list, some of it's from Michael's, but here you go:

Washable Embroidery pen for marking grids.


Hoopla hoop. It's plastic (wood and metal stain projects), it grips well (with the overhang), and it's my preferred hoop for working on projects. There are other plastic hoops, but not all have the one piece with an overhang, and it's the overhang that keeps the hoop pieces together tightly so you're not constantly adjusting back together. I do use wooden hoops for mounting final projects, though.

DMC 6 strand floss. I always use DMC floss, it's silkier than cheap dollar store floss, meaning it doesn't knot as much. PRISM is cheaper, yes, but it's crap compared to DMC, imho.

Loops & Threads 14 count Aida cloth is a good place to start. This brand is more starchy than DMC brand, I find, which can make it a bit more challenging to get on the hoop, but it also stays put easier and needs less adjustment during stitching. Totally a personal preference. Aida comes in several basic colours and styles, like gold/silver dusted, pale blue, red, green, black, white, oatmeal, antique, etc. Some people hand-dye aida and sell it on Etsy for a decent price, and then you can get a much wider variety of colours if you want something unique for a project.

You'll need a nice bobbin box to organize your floss.

You'll need some floss bobbins, to organize, maybe some floss number stickers (or you could write with a sharpie), and if you're looking to see what colours of floss are available, get a colour card.

Like others have posted, try getting a kit or two first, as they give great instructions, all the supplies needed, and will get you going. Or you could just assemble the things I listed, buy a pattern from Etsy, and dive in head first!

Good luck!

u/HisNameIsRio · 11 pointsr/CrossStitch

So Russia took me I think 10 x 2h evenings with TV! It felt like forever when so many other countries are quick wins. I thiiiink I've done an ok job with the Indonesian Islands but they are just so complex to cover on such a huge canvas like this. Hoping I haven't missed any small island countries and that I won't miss any in Oceania...

If you see anything weird/missing, please let me know! I want a complete, good lookin map! 😊


This is a Joy Sunday cross stitch kit (though the kit just came with grey, I'm planning to fill out in colour like a risk board, with lines for trips we've taken!)

u/hannibalisms · 4 pointsr/CrossStitch

I'm by no means an expert, but I can tell you how I grid! It all depends on the project for me. The Spruce has a good article on gridding, with some useful links and stuff.

For smaller ones (like less than 100 in any direction), I use a water soluble pen/marker and make little crosses at every 10; so 10,20,30, etc, and then once I've gridded the entire thing with little crosses, I connect all the lines.

It takes forever, but for me it works best because I get easily distracted and I can find my spot easily. If I'm using smaller aida (like 18 or higher) I do every 5 (because I love being miserable and taking forever to do things). Here's an example of that on something that I was working on a while ago.

For this one, I used red fishing line, because on hardanger I find it really hard on my eyes to use the marker for some reason, even though it's not that different than doing 18 aida with it. There are TONS of ways that you can grid with fishing line or anything monofilament, because using anything with multiple threads has the chance of you stitching into it and then not being able to remove your gridlines. With fishing line or Easy Count Guideline, you can't stitch into it because it's one continuous thread and made of plastic (or something) so you CAN'T stitch into it.

As for actually doing the grid with the line, I do "up 8 under 2" which is having the line above the fabric for 8 stitches, then below for 2, then up for 8, repeat until you're done, like above. Some people like up 6 under 4, which gives you that almost 5x5 grid instead of 10x10, which is what up 8 under 2 gives you.

I also only grid for the pages I want to work on, because the beauty of fishing line or guideline is that you can reuse your line! so I'll finish the vertical column of pages I have, which is 1, 4, and 7 for this project, pull out my line, and then mark my columns for pages 2, 5, and 8, and so on.

Sorry for the long (very!) answer, and as always, ymmv, and I know I'm no expert, but that's just what I do.

u/cptutorow · 4 pointsr/CrossStitch

Beautiful work!!

I bought [this] ( off Amazon. It was my first time gridding and I gridded my SAL (Stitch-a-Long) and messed up with counting twice. So when you do grid, make a tiny line, recount there is 10 in the row, THEN do your full line. I don't know how well that pen will wash off as I haven't needed to yet, since I won't finish with my SAL until December.

By the way, you may want to do it too! It's free and you can choose any colors you want. [Here is the link.] (

I'd love to see other stitchers doing [it] ( with me!!

Happy stitching 💓💓

u/dnana1 · 3 pointsr/CrossStitch

For a floor stand, I reccomend this. I use it for every size piece and it's very secure. A set of qsnaps and extenders will pretty much cover every size and shape you need and they are easier on fabric than hoops. They are excellent with that floor frame because you feed them in by the corners and they are so stable! I linked Amazon so you get good pics, look around for better prices. Good Luck!

u/Disburden · 8 pointsr/CrossStitch

Things I love and would love to receive are

DMC Floss set, either the New 35 colors or Mouliné Étoile.

Gingher embroidery scissors

Mini Floss Box (this one is smaller than others, very useful!

Floss holder/organizer. Example These are pretty and helpful for small projects and kits

Also, gift cards for either or Etsy

u/PeacefulPenguin · 2 pointsr/CrossStitch

I have two thoughts!

The first one is waste canvas, I'm not sure how well it would work on stretched canvas but it could be worth a shot! You basically stitch "disposable" Aida onto whatever surface you're stitching, and remove it once you're done. Maybe instead of stitching it on you can tape it, or adhere it some other way?

When you say stretched canvas material, are you talking about something like this? I've stitched on that before and what I did is design the pattern, flip the design (if necessary), make the grid the size of the back of the canvas, tape it to the back of the canvas, and poke holes through the canvas (using an awl or even a seam ripper). Then turn it over and you can stitch through the canvas!

I hope that made sense, but if you need clarification I'd be happy to try to explain it better!

u/SrnnMt · 6 pointsr/CrossStitch

I'd use a light colored fishing line, there is a cross stitch specific version ( but it's more expensive and basically the same thing. I've used sewing thread or floss in the past, and wouldn't recommend it. Your stitches will get caught in it, making it really hard to remove. With the plastic fishing line, you won't be able to pierce it so it just slides out.

Good luck with your new project! (and curious minds would also love to know what the pattern is :)

u/nightcatzanon · 6 pointsr/CrossStitch

Amazon FTW! I love that it is two sides and the hard plastic bobbins fit PERFECT!

Creative Options 5315 Thread Organizer

u/SergeantSkittles · 2 pointsr/CrossStitch

I have a bookshelf next to my desk dedicated just to embroidery stuff. For floss I just use 6 of those plastic thread organizer boxes. I keep a long pencil tray, like this, where I keep random odds and ends that I want within easy reach (like needles, scissors, Fray Check, etc.). Fabric (whether flat or in a long tube) get stacked neatly on another shelf. I also keep a small bucket of scrap fabric there, which comes in handy when I want to test a new stitch or see how colors look together or something. Another shelf near the bottom holds rarely used supplies. And I have a magazine holder like this for patterns.

As for WIP and finished pieces, they go in this large binder. WIP go in the rainbow accordion file in the front (the fabric & pattern) - one per divider. I put finished projects in a clear plastic sheet protector on the rings. It's fun flipping through seeing everything I've done, and it's nice having most of them in one place to show other people. Large projects that don't fit in the binder when finished are usually gifts or one of the few things I put on display.

I use this organizer to store the thread colors of current WIPs so I don't have to put them back in the main storage every single time I stitch (plus small scissors and needles), and it is also quite convenient to slip in a bag or purse if I want to bring a project with me.

u/randomlygen · 3 pointsr/CrossStitch

I've been stitching on the bus for a week and a half now and it's been awesome!

Thanks to the inspiration in a previous thread, I got myself a tablet case from Amazon which is the perfect size for my hoop and fabric, plus it has a pocket on the outside for thread, needles and my floss cutter.

I haven't got the courage to stitch on the SkyTrain yet - too many people bustling about! If any Vancouver redditors spot me though, say hi :)

u/Shinianen · 2 pointsr/CrossStitch

Also, this might make a great gift box for the needle minder and tin ... I love smaller thread organizers like this so I can put everything for my work in progress in one place (rather than going to my giant box of everything).

I own 3-4 of these already:

u/Lexifer31 · 5 pointsr/CrossStitch

In terms of actually doing it, however you stitch now, just keep doing it. Whatever works for you, do it. Stitching is the same, whether its small or huge.

I don't use multiple needles at once, and I go colour by colour. Pre gridding your fabric is a personal decision. If it works for you, then do it. I've never gridded, but many do.

I personally focus on one pattern page at a time, and will go into other pages when I get close to the edge of a page to finish off a thread.

Edit: I also make multiple working copies of my pattern, as it will fade and get creased as you handle it and go, so it's good to have a back up to check what's in the crease or just replace the jacked up one.

I use a scroll frame and floor stand for my current, but mine is very large.

I use a floor stand similar to this.

I scroll frames with knobs like this. If you're in the states amazon has a great multi pack

I don't think I answered all your questions but hopefully I helped a bit.

u/Mosstopy · 7 pointsr/CrossStitch

My first time finishing, and it’s these cute Pusheens! Finishing sucks, and my fabric was too thick to fit in the frame, so I had to cut the back, fit the fabric in, and then tape the back on. The backs to these are atrocious, but I’m pretty happy with the fronts. Let me know any tips or tricks to make it easier in the future!

I got the patterns from the pusheen cross stitch kit. You can find it on amazon

u/OfficialEspurr · 4 pointsr/CrossStitch

Oh my god I did it. I'm so proud of myself! Some friends of mine picked up cross stitch, and I was all 'yeah this sounds like something I hate myself just enough to do', so I bought the Pusheen cross stitch kit off Amazon and got to stitching. The bottom's a little off but I didn't notice it until I was completely finished, so... hopefully the recipient just doesn't look too hard. I absolutely love cross stitch as a craft and I'm so excited to start my next project!

u/NepEnut · 3 pointsr/CrossStitch

I'd recommend putting them on some plastic thread bobbins. You can get a bunch on Amazon for like $5 or $6 bucks. You can write the thread number in sharpie on the bobbin if you need to keep track.

The other thing would be to get a thread organizer. I've got two of these and they're pretty great. It comes with the thread bobbins and stickers w/ DMC numbers on them as well.

u/ginger_faerie · 2 pointsr/CrossStitch

I hope you love it as much as I love mine! I have the Diana Frame with the Z shaped legs - you can buy it as a set with a scroll frame on amazon for about $45.

One of the first reviews on there is really detailed and she shows you how you can change the leg set up from a Z to a C shape to accommodate your needs.

heres a link:

u/kota99 · 2 pointsr/CrossStitch

I specifically went for stands that could be used with a variety of frame/hoop/qsnap sizes. I tend to do projects in a variety of sizes and I will swap between qsnaps and scroll frames depending on the project so I wanted something where I wasn't limited in what I could use. Currently I've got a cheapo store brand floor stand like this one from Michael's that works ok with most of my scroll frames and qsnaps but isn't the best and the larger scroll frames and qsnaps are too heavy for the stand to stay up. It actually works great with the smaller qsnaps and scroll frames I have although the smallest size I've tried it with is the 8 inch qsnap. It's great for the price (especially with a 50% off coupon) but there are better/sturdier options available (I haven't tried them so can't recommend a specific brand). I've also got a lap stand that works with my scroll frames but it's not as stable as I would prefer and I prefer my qsnaps so it doesn't get used much. I tend to do medium to larger pieces (my current smallest will be ~16"x12", largest will be ~25"x30") though so it is fairly rare when I'm using a scroll frame or qsnap that is larger than the finished dimensions of the piece. If a piece is small enough to use the 6 inch qsnap or scroll frame I generally won't bother with using the stand.

u/_Aglaia_ · 2 pointsr/CrossStitch

I am doing a piece that size on 14 Aida over 1 and I have it in one of these frames

As long as you follow the instructions carefully it’s hassle free. It comes with a variety of rods but I found my piece which is about 150 stitches across was somewhere in betweeen the 14 inch rods and the 20 inch rods so I bought the 18 inch rods

It’s my first time using a scroll frame but it works great for that size of piece. Also I really really recommend gridding the fabric before you start something that size.

u/Madcutlass · 1 pointr/CrossStitch

DMC smaller needles are absolute garbage. Either I couldn't thread them, or when I finally did, they shredded the thread or broke. Haven't bought DMC needles since.


I like John James petite 28 but I haven't tried Bohin. I normally thread by hand, and use a threader when I'm in a tight spot (trying to weave in the ends on the back) or with specialty thread.


I don't have shaky hands, and I don't know how my eye sight compares to yours, but maybe JJ or Bohin needles and maybe a different threader might help?

u/vanillavodka · 2 pointsr/CrossStitch

Good work! :)

You should check out this if you like subversive patterns. It's amazing.

u/sydneye · 2 pointsr/CrossStitch

I love this book - it has all sorts of little motifs, including country flags! If they're too small for your coaster, you could do a block of four stitches for every single stitch in the pattern.

Mega Mini Cross Stitch: 900 Super Awesome Cross Stitch Motifs

u/LaVieLaMort · 2 pointsr/CrossStitch

I have this one. I got it at Walmart for a little cheaper but I like it better since I have a tendency to break the coin looking ones 😂

u/Woot45 · 2 pointsr/CrossStitch

I'm not OP and I just started cross stitching but fray check seems to work pretty well. It dries clear and hard.

u/Sluisifer · 3 pointsr/CrossStitch

I have this big one:

It's pretty big, but the slots are too narrow to lay the bobbins on their sides. They do fit up&down, but it is annoying. However, if you really want everything in one box, it might be a good option. It holds at least 300 bobbins, probably up to 350 if you squeezed them in a bit.

I like the plastic bobbins.

u/Addette · 2 pointsr/CrossStitch

Mods informed me my original list got deleted for posting the pattern with the picture.

I did this in 14 count black cloth, and used pink floss for the flowers instead of red like it asked for. I got the pattern from a book on Amazon called "50 Fucking clever designs for your sassy side"

Subversive Cross Stitch: 50 F
cking Clever Designs for Your Sassy Side

u/kerrific · 2 pointsr/CrossStitch

I like using 26s and they're much easier to thread since I started using the loop start - because I fold the single strand before threading it through the eye. I've also got a nice Clover needle threader for when I can't do that. It's a lot sturdier than all the other ones I could find and my Lo-Ran threader doesn't fit through most eyes.

As far as weaving the tails in, the 26 is easier, and when that doesn't work, I use the Star De-Tailor, though there are some other tools out there that allow you to weave under the stitches and pull the loose tail through them.

u/eeyipes · 3 pointsr/CrossStitch

If your niece has shown an interest in learning, then it's more likely that she will have the patience to give it a go. You could start with some super simple little motif patterns - stuff like this maybe. If she enjoys that, then she could move up to those cute kits you got her. I think I started when I was about 8, and would have had no problems doing those kits. Probably the hardest part is learning to count and space your stitches.

u/Sieberella · 4 pointsr/CrossStitch

There are the three heavy hitters for pattern books for subversive cross stitch:

Feminist Cross Stitch

Subversive Cross Stitch

Improper Cross Stitch

You can also find a TON of projects on Etsy to gift your match.

If you want to do something cheaper or less, stitchers can always use more floss (310, White, Ecru, 666 are some key numbers/colors to look for) and aida (cross stitching fabric). Feel free to check out our gift giving guide for other ideas!

u/Alicrafty · 3 pointsr/CrossStitch

I work at a big chain bookstore and we carry them! They’re tiny little boxes and at my store they’re kept on an acrylic spinner with other small boxes, mostly collectible things. Also I did a quick search and found this on amazon and I’m pretty sure it’s the same thing :)

u/_boopiter_ · 3 pointsr/CrossStitch

Something like this?. The fabric is held by clamps. I bought this exact one back in February and absolutely love it!

u/ashlya · 2 pointsr/CrossStitch

Haha I think my fingers need a break from all the winding! I'm surprised I don't have any calluses. :x

I got the boxes from Amazon. You can also get them at Michael's or Hobby Lobby if you have one near you. The boxes come with bobbins, so you don't need to purchase them separately. :)

u/sewwhat123 · 2 pointsr/CrossStitch

I got the font from this book on amazon:

It has a bunch of nice ones that I found pretty useful and not just a bunch of crazy style fonts.

u/cannedchampagne · 1 pointr/CrossStitch

It's called waste aida, it is very loosely woven. When I'm done I'll take tweezers and pull the aida out from behind the stitching so that it's just stitches on denim.


Here is a nice little instruction guide.


This is my first time, I got it about 80% done last night (will update photos soon!) and here's what I can recommend: get some of the little rubber sewing finger tips to better grip the needle if you're using thick fabric. Use a sharper needle than you would usually use for cross stitching, again especially if it's a thick material. And finally, again especially for thick material, buy thicker gauge needle. I also used all 6 strands of my DMC thread for the denim to make sure the pattern was very very full and stood out well.


*edit: also, I could only find 18-22 count waste aida in stores. I had to order from Amazon for 14 count.

u/Tamarack29 · 4 pointsr/CrossStitch

Another vote for the Loran, well 2 actually because my Aunt who had a needlework shop swears by them. I am also not so good at links so you may have to copy and paste this into your browser: Or alternatively just go to the Amazon of your choice and search for Loran Needle and it will usually get you the right thing. I tie a string through the hole and then have a safety pin on the other end. I can hook it to me or my scissors and not lose it. It is a solid piece of metal so if you break it you really have an issue.

u/autumnishleaves · 8 pointsr/CrossStitch

I've never done a stamped cross-stitch, so I can't weigh in on that.

A needle minder is just a magnet. There's a back piece that goes on the reverse of the fabric, and usually a cuter one that goes on the front, and your needle sticks to it so you don't lose it.

The blue ink lines are the grid. Most patterns have lines drawn on in 10x10 squares so it's easier to count. If you put a 10x10 grid on your fabric, as well, it makes it so you never have to count more than ten squares and it helps avoid counting mistakes. :) I use a water-soluble marker I found at Michaels, a lot of people use the DMC brand marker. You can also do it with sewing thread.

As for your last point, I open my patterns on Google Drive on my iPad. That doesn't have a way to mark stitches as completed though.

u/bitchnstitch · 6 pointsr/CrossStitch

What about something like this or something like this that’s easily just snapped closed and put away? That’s how I keep my floss away from dogs who consider everything “theirs” 😂. I also keep my WIP in something like this so I’m able to keep it out of dust and pet hair while still being both portable and easily storable.

u/losingfloss · 2 pointsr/CrossStitch

Thank you! I pull them out once I'm done with all the crosses and back stitches in a grid. It helps with the sense of accomplishment. Since I'm just using floss, it's hard to pull them out sometimes. I bought this easy count grid line. It's like colored fishing line. I'm going to try it on my next project.

u/sweetbabyginger · 6 pointsr/CrossStitch

Recently moved away from all my friends. Decided to have some fun with cross stitch while binging Netflix shows. Headed back to see them this weekend and made this for a friend moving into his new place.

Pattern is from

u/pianobritt · 2 pointsr/CrossStitch

The universal craft stand! Amazon has it here, though I've also seen them at Joanns and Michaels (not sure what stores you have available).
I definitely want to get one soon.

u/pinkythepink · 2 pointsr/CrossStitch

There's this stuff I bought one time for a friend who was learning:

R & S Designs Easy-Count Guideline, 100-Yard, Red

I have never used it personally, but apparently because it's a stiffer nylon (as opposed to a different color cotton) it should be easy to take back out of the fabric once you're finished.

u/wildvi0let · 3 pointsr/CrossStitch

It is a water soluble pen. I always hand wash my projects in OxyClean and it comes out with now issue.

Yes, I ripped out my stitches and re-stitched. Below you can see my full explanation.

u/vallord · 6 pointsr/CrossStitch

I've used this stuff. It is red monofilament. I found it easy to use. I grid on larger projects. on small projects I just do a horizontal and vertical center line in 5 stitch increments so it looks like a 5 stitch dashed line if that makes sense.

u/pudgyshiba · 1 pointr/CrossStitch

No problem! It's on Amazon

It's on the front cover in the picture :) hopefully you like it!

u/misschristmastina · 3 pointsr/CrossStitch

It's my favorite font! I'm 98% sure I found it in this book:

I'm not 100% sure since I have the font memorized and I don't reference the book anymore, but I'm pretttty certain that's where I found it.

u/edanna_eldur · 5 pointsr/CrossStitch

It looks a lot like this one:

Frank A. Edmunds Universal Craft Stand,6111

I believe all the right parts are connected. And the rest of the loose parts are the frame that holds the fabric. There are so many pieces so you can make the frame the size you like. Like this one:

Frank A. Edmunds Split Rail Scroll Frame Set,2800

u/lechevalnoir · 1 pointr/CrossStitch

Yup! And there are about 8 million way sto organize it too. I'm a fan of putting them on bobbins and putting them in these clear plastic containers: link to amazon

u/PkmnMasterTash · 1 pointr/CrossStitch

I use one of these. It works wonderfully!

u/b_stenger · 9 pointsr/CrossStitch

I use Fray Check and have had great results

u/Damaniel2 · 13 pointsr/CrossStitch

They're these awesome two-sided storage boxes:

Creative Options Thread Organizer

Each one is just large enough to hold a full set of DMC.

u/MackiDoo17 · 3 pointsr/CrossStitch

It's a water soluble pen! It washes out super easily in water, it doesn't even need to be warm or hot.

This is the one I have, but there are other brands that do the same thing.

u/classicsnerdgirl · 3 pointsr/CrossStitch

I'd recommend using Fray Check; I've used it many times and it seems to work really well. You can find some here.

u/igotpwned · 1 pointr/CrossStitch

I found the EZ Graf in a huge bag of random needlepoint supplies I bought from a thrift store, and it’s probably 30 years old. I did some quick googling and it looks like it’s not a thing anymore. You could probably use a waste canvas for the same purpose, and it’s probably much less messy/time consuming! I’ve never tried one but have always wanted to.

u/Tajkaj · 2 pointsr/CrossStitch

I bought the red filiment It takes about 2 days for me to grid a 15 x 18 piece of Aida, but it helps stitching go much faster

u/stagepanda · 3 pointsr/CrossStitch

Really? These ones?

thread cutter

They say specifically that they are safe for travel.

u/TigerEyess · 7 pointsr/CrossStitch

Try this one it is the shiznit! I find it does a much better job of threading needles with bulky (multiple plies or metallics) threads than the regular ones.

u/chelseabiscuit · 4 pointsr/CrossStitch

These boxes from Amazon come with 100 plastic bobbins and a set of DMC stickers.

I used to have have half my floss stored in a sewing box sorted by color family until that became to full more to house any more, and the other half was collected in a big black hole of plastic grocery bag. I can’t express enough how good this organization feels!

u/Heart_Stitch · 2 pointsr/CrossStitch

I use an Edmunds Handi-Clamp Set and really like it. It’s kind of like a combination of a Qsnap with a scroll frame so you don’t have to move the clamps and can easily adjust tension.

u/ohcayemegan · 7 pointsr/CrossStitch

Got the pattern out of this book I bought off of Amazon - Subversive Cross Stitch: 50 F*cking Clever Designs for Your Sassy Side

u/FutureDrMadi · 1 pointr/CrossStitch

Technically, it’s a work I progress since I’m making a whole square of motifs. But I got the design out of here.

u/StratifiedBoo · 1 pointr/CrossStitch

It is! You can pick it up wherever you get aida. It looks like this:

u/BethLynn85 · 4 pointsr/CrossStitch

Self drafted quote from Ready Player One. I used this book for the font, and kind of made up the keys as I went. This was my first time using MacStitch.

u/georockgeek · 1 pointr/CrossStitch

I have this one, when I bought it a year ago, it was $6.87. It is currently $15 and change. I like the carrying handle

edit: currently cheaper at Joann's.

u/santoxeu · -1 pointsr/CrossStitch

I bought 1000 off Amazon, but I obviously don't need all 1000 so I'm selling a couple hundred of them.

25 for $3
50 for $4
100 for $5
150 for $6
200 for $7

Prices are in US dollars and include shipping to the US. PM me for shipping quotes for everywhere else.

If anyone has bought this organizer box from Amazon, these bobbins are nearly identical to the ones that come with the box.

u/FLZooMom · 6 pointsr/CrossStitch

When I grid I use this for white or light colored fabrics. For dark fabrics I use this. I've had no trouble with either but I don't do a full grid. With the pen I just put a dot in the corner of each 10x square and with the chalk pencil I make a cross on each corner of the 10x square. They also both come off very easily.

u/bellansa · 8 pointsr/CrossStitch

I'm seriously in love with this needle threader, which I bought following my other ones dying.

I also upgraded to John James needles, which were a refreshing change from the terrible DMC needles!!

u/classic_queen · 1 pointr/CrossStitch

Started this today and finished it on stream. Picked up the pattern from the Subversive Cross Stitch book I picked up from Amazon.

u/KiriKitty12 · 1 pointr/CrossStitch

I actually found it on Amazon. I searched mini floss box to find it.

Edit: Darice Mini Floss Organizer

u/miauccellino · 4 pointsr/CrossStitch

Would totally suggest this case I got on Amazon. It’s double sided and fits A LOT of bobbins.

u/_75ayla_ · 1 pointr/CrossStitch

There are 42 reviews on this one and it’s the highest rated on amazon. Do you think this is a good stand?


u/rockerbabe28 · 1 pointr/CrossStitch

Here is a link to the book that the pattern was in Subversive Cross Stitch, it has a bunch of funny sayings in it. Also, the reason for the odd coloration of floss in the pattern is because the floss I was using was gradient floss.

u/oceansRising · 1 pointr/CrossStitch

Check ebay and amazon. This should have everything you need.

P.S The spool things are called bobbins and you can get them in plastic and cardboard form, I personally use cardboard but it doesn't matter that much.

u/ExoticPeg · 7 pointsr/CrossStitch

I have this book and it has some quite similar fonts

u/suprememongoose · 1 pointr/CrossStitch

Not OP, but it matches font #114 in my Alphabets Galore book by Leisure Arts: Amazon Link

u/Sm00chie · 1 pointr/CrossStitch

This is the box and some boxes come with 50 cards inside. I bought them at Michael's craft store for ~$3 each and an extra pack of 100 cardboard cards for ~$1.

u/Stitchee · 2 pointsr/CrossStitch

I'm assuming that thread/bobbin boxes aren't your thing?

u/lazyorbit · 3 pointsr/CrossStitch

I've tried the first 2, personal preference is option 2. Just run your tap water to the hottest temp in a bowl, soak it and it immediately fades. This is what I bought.

u/Loosea · 2 pointsr/CrossStitch

I use this. It just washes off with water.

u/TheTrueMilo · 2 pointsr/CrossStitch

Correct, the ink will wash away in water. Here is the marker: DMC Embroidery Transfer Pen

u/LimbusGrass · 1 pointr/CrossStitch

I have a simpler version of this, down to the visible brand markings. I bought it on Here's the link. I thought Etsy was for handmade goods, not wholesale.

u/Zetoa88 · 2 pointsr/CrossStitch

It’s currently out of stock but I would grab one when it’s available again!

u/MagicalGirlRehab · 5 pointsr/CrossStitch

I live and die by this threader, I keep 2 on hand.
Clover 8611 Needle Threader for...

u/alittledisharmony · 2 pointsr/CrossStitch

Basically I followed the tutorial here

It was my first time doing this, and taking my time and following the video's advice worked well for me.

It is called waste canvas, I bought it on Amazon

u/chulababy · 4 pointsr/CrossStitch

Pattern from the subversive cross stitch book on Amazon: Subversive Cross Stitch : 50 Designs for Your Sassy Side

u/Siyartemis · 1 pointr/CrossStitch

I have a spool of this stuff. It's a real pain to stitch it in, but extremely accurate once it's finally done.

u/trahnse · 6 pointsr/CrossStitch

You could try waste canvas. When you're done stitching your design, you pull the waste canvas out thread by thread.

u/TyphoidMira · 1 pointr/CrossStitch

Generally high ratings, but some users complain that it can be diffocult to get to the bacl of a pattern.

u/airhornsman · 1 pointr/CrossStitch

I have this craft stand. It works quite well. It's kind of a pain to assemble though.