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    • rainmac
    • By rainmac 24th May 08, 4:19 PM
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    Anyone Into Cross Stitching?
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    • 24th May 08, 4:19 PM
    Anyone Into Cross Stitching? 24th May 08 at 4:19 PM
    Hi, I've been a stitcher now for about 7/8 years and love it. I tend to stitch small designs as I can be a bit impatient with larger pieces as they can take so long to complete. I mainly stitch cards and smallish pictures to frame. Recently done a few coasters and really pleased with how they have turned out.

    My latest is a card for my friend's wedding (a Lizzie Kate design)...



    I wondered if anyone has any money saving hints and tips and/or would like to share pics of their stitched projects. I am really into making my own presents and would love some cross stitch present ideas - I've done cards, coasters, framed pictures, fabric ornaments for xmas tree, baby toys with aida pieces attached. Can't think of anything else.

    I have 2 small boys and time to stitch is really restricted to evenings when they are tucked up in bed. I subscribe to Cross Stitcher and World of Cross Stitching magazines (got both as birthday/xmas pressies last year). I buy lots of my threads (DMC and Anchor) on ebay as I've found this to be much cheaper than to buy from a shop. I also buy charts via ebay - I really like some American designers (e.g. Lizzie Kate, Bent Creek, Heart in Hand, The Trilogy...) and found the cheapest way to get such charts is via US ebay sellers.

    Think that's enough for now

    Look forward to hearing from all fellow stitchers

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    • Ruth_honey
    • By Ruth_honey 8th Jan 10, 11:44 AM
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    Ruth_honey
    I remember a while ago someone was after a Tatty Teddy design-possibly for a wedding? It might be too late, but I found a chart in a shop over Christmas & picked it up if anyone wants it. It was a free chart published by Anchor a while ago. I stitched it for my friend's wedding, adding my own lettering...



    If anyone wants it, let me know...
  • neecy
    Hi

    Does anyone know what happened to those Disney Afghan rug sets. I stitched one about 4 years ago for a neighbour's new baby. It had Winney & piglet sat on a cloud and you had to tassel the edges. I was very proud of it. When I gave it to my neighbours the father of the baby's eyes filled up with tears and they still have it draped over her chair in her room (aah...) I would love to do another one. I've seen a few afghans on the web but they're not the same, not as much detail and they seem to be tinkerbell etc. I'd love to do an Eeyore one.
    • froddington
    • By froddington 28th May 10, 11:17 PM
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    froddington
    Hi

    Does anyone know what happened to those Disney Afghan rug sets. I stitched one about 4 years ago for a neighbour's new baby. It had Winney & piglet sat on a cloud and you had to tassel the edges. I was very proud of it. When I gave it to my neighbours the father of the baby's eyes filled up with tears and they still have it draped over her chair in her room (aah...) I would love to do another one. I've seen a few afghans on the web but they're not the same, not as much detail and they seem to be tinkerbell etc. I'd love to do an Eeyore one.
    Originally posted by neecy

    Is it this one?

    http://www.past-impressions.co.uk/acatalog/Disney_Cross_Stitch_Kits.html
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    • nmm
    • By nmm 29th May 10, 12:55 AM
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    nmm
    Hiya, we've moved into a cross stitch cafe, post here for more replies
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    • Lilliant
    • By Lilliant 8th Oct 10, 2:11 PM
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    Lilliant
    Cheap DMC embroidery threads??
    Hi

    I'm new to the MSE forums; love cross stitch and am desperately trying to find a CHEAP source of DMC stranded cotton threads - preferable a secure online site.

    Does anyone have any ideas, please?? I need to stock up to make a (late) start on stuff for Christmas!!

    Also, what about an on-line swap-shop of patterns - just those you've designed yourselves; no copyright issues then!
    • shelly
    • By shelly 8th Oct 10, 5:19 PM
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    shelly
    Hi

    I'm new to the MSE forums; love cross stitch and am desperately trying to find a CHEAP source of DMC stranded cotton threads - preferable a secure online site.

    Does anyone have any ideas, please?? I need to stock up to make a (late) start on stuff for Christmas!!

    Also, what about an on-line swap-shop of patterns - just those you've designed yourselves; no copyright issues then!
    Originally posted by Lilliant

    Hi Lilliant.

    This thread hasn't been used for a few months because we all use this thread now http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=2165823 You are very welcome to join us!

    I'll answer your questions now though as best I can.

    For threads alot of us use this site http://www.across-town-stitching.talktalk.net/index.html Not only are their threads cheap but postage is very reasonable too. They deliver quickly and any problems are dealt with excellently.

    As for swapping charts.....we already do!

    Hope that helps.

    Shelly
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    • Lilliant
    • By Lilliant 15th Oct 10, 7:40 AM
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    Lilliant
    Hi Shelly

    Thank you for that - I'll see you at the other thread!
    • Elise1912
    • By Elise1912 7th Feb 19, 7:54 PM
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    Elise1912
    I've always either used Lakeside needlecraft or sew and so to be honest as found them the cheapest for threads. I know DMC put their prices up every year so its getting a bit ridiculous now! If you're after cross stitch for a new baby (something neutral) I did one recently from Caterpillar Cross Stitch which was pretty cute and they also do whole kits so you don't then need to go and buy all the thread yourself.
    • nmm
    • By nmm 8th Feb 19, 11:22 AM
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    nmm
    If you're into cross stitch or any crafts you're welcome to join us in the caf! for chats and inspiration, 2019 thread here https://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5943033
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