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Author Topic: Embroidery, Crossstitch and other Needlecraft  (Read 4677 times)

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Embroidery, Crossstitch and other Needlecraft
« on: July 29, 2011, 12:47:11 pm »
Anyone else into sewing and needlecraft?  I'm very fond of it, and I've invariably got a knitting, embroidery or sewing project in my bag when I'm about, in case I find myself sitting down for more than a minute at some point.

I've just treated myself to a few new DMC skeins - one in a rich purple, one in lime green, one in gold and one in black.  I figured the purple, gold and black would make a nice, opulent mix for something for Yule, with the odd fleck of green to compliment the purple, but I haven't decided what I want to do with them, yet.  

I've also got a stranded knitting cushion cover and a lace knit summer shawl on the go.  The summer shawl will probably be finished in time for next spring at the rate I'm getting through it!

I have 2-3 art quilts I need to be making, but I'm not financially able to invest in new fabrics right now and need a few extra colours and textures before I can make a start, so for now I'm just sketching ideas out.

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Re: Embroidery, Crossstitch and other Needlecraft
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2011, 03:33:13 pm »
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Anyone else into sewing and needlecraft?  I'm very fond of it, and I've invariably got a knitting, embroidery or sewing project in my bag when I'm about, in case I find myself sitting down for more than a minute at some point.

I've just treated myself to a few new DMC skeins - one in a rich purple, one in lime green, one in gold and one in black.  I figured the purple, gold and black would make a nice, opulent mix for something for Yule, with the odd fleck of green to compliment the purple, but I haven't decided what I want to do with them, yet.  

I've also got a stranded knitting cushion cover and a lace knit summer shawl on the go.  The summer shawl will probably be finished in time for next spring at the rate I'm getting through it!

I have 2-3 art quilts I need to be making, but I'm not financially able to invest in new fabrics right now and need a few extra colours and textures before I can make a start, so for now I'm just sketching ideas out.

 
While I know how to sew and cross-stitch, I'm not that big of it all.

BUT my mum on the other hand has ALWAYS got a bag full of wool so she can do another knitting project (jumpers for my sister, a cardigan for someone's baby).
This summer she made a massive cover for us to snuggle under when we're on the sofa, and she's half way finished with a jumper for dad.
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Re: Embroidery, Crossstitch and other Needlecraft
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2011, 05:12:03 pm »
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Anyone else into sewing and needlecraft?  I'm very fond of it, and I've invariably got a knitting, embroidery or sewing project in my bag when I'm about, in case I find myself sitting down for more than a minute at some point.

I've just treated myself to a few new DMC skeins - one in a rich purple, one in lime green, one in gold and one in black.  I figured the purple, gold and black would make a nice, opulent mix for something for Yule, with the odd fleck of green to compliment the purple, but I haven't decided what I want to do with them, yet.  

I've also got a stranded knitting cushion cover and a lace knit summer shawl on the go.  The summer shawl will probably be finished in time for next spring at the rate I'm getting through it!

I have 2-3 art quilts I need to be making, but I'm not financially able to invest in new fabrics right now and need a few extra colours and textures before I can make a start, so for now I'm just sketching ideas out.

 
I do counted cross stitch, and crochet. There is always something to work on. I can't just watch TV or something I have to have something to do.

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Re: Embroidery, Crossstitch and other Needlecraft
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2011, 08:33:24 am »
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Anyone else into sewing and needlecraft?  I'm very fond of it, and I've invariably got a knitting, embroidery or sewing project in my bag when I'm about, in case I find myself sitting down for more than a minute at some point.

I've just treated myself to a few new DMC skeins - one in a rich purple, one in lime green, one in gold and one in black.  I figured the purple, gold and black would make a nice, opulent mix for something for Yule, with the odd fleck of green to compliment the purple, but I haven't decided what I want to do with them, yet.  

I've also got a stranded knitting cushion cover and a lace knit summer shawl on the go.  The summer shawl will probably be finished in time for next spring at the rate I'm getting through it!

I have 2-3 art quilts I need to be making, but I'm not financially able to invest in new fabrics right now and need a few extra colours and textures before I can make a start, so for now I'm just sketching ideas out.

 
I am often known here as "the knitting demon".  I ALWAYS have multiple projects on the go - usually at least one wherever I might be sitting for any length of time, plus one or two travel-sized projects.

I ... may have a yarn problem.  or a yarn solution to my knitting problem.  Anyway.  Just a little yarn here and there. :D

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« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2011, 09:13:43 am »
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Anyone else into sewing and needlecraft?  

I knit, quilt and cross stitch. I really want to learn embroidery and crochet as well but I just don't have time at the moment. My current projects are a knitted baby blanket for my soon to be born nephew, a very colourful patch-work quilt for my daughter's bed and a cross-stitch photo frame for my mum.

I'm also working on designs for cushion covers for my sitting room and a quilt for my bed. And when the baby blanket is finished I'll probably start knitting a hat and scarf set for my daughter.

So yes, I'm into needlework lol.
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« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2011, 11:52:53 am »
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While I know how to sew and cross-stitch, I'm not that big of it all.

BUT my mum on the other hand has ALWAYS got a bag full of wool so she can do another knitting project (jumpers for my sister, a cardigan for someone's baby).
This summer she made a massive cover for us to snuggle under when we're on the sofa, and she's half way finished with a jumper for dad.

 
Haha, sounds like me.  I can cross-stitch (and somewhere I have the cross-stitch project I've been (mostly not) working on for the past few years).  Likewise, somewhere I have a hat I've been (mostly not) sewing.  Eventually, I'll get around to finishing these things, really. >.>

But my Mum sews, and knits, and crochets, and always has something she's working on while watching TV.  Thusly, she keeps me well supplied in slippers.  Although probably her neatest recent project was the cat carrier bag she made me at Christmas (with a hole for him to stick his head out, and long straps so I can carry him over my shoulder, which has made taking my cat to the vet so much easier, because his plastic carrier is a right pain to carry for any distance.

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Re: Embroidery, Crossstitch and other Needlecraft
« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2011, 03:51:55 pm »
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I am often known here as "the knitting demon".  I ALWAYS have multiple projects on the go - usually at least one wherever I might be sitting for any length of time, plus one or two travel-sized projects.

I ... may have a yarn problem.  or a yarn solution to my knitting problem.  Anyway.  Just a little yarn here and there. :D

 
:D  I know that feeling!  I'm as bad with fabric and embroidery thread.  I would be as bad with wool as well, but I'm trying to exercise self control.  Easier when you're dirt poor as I am at the moment, but there are 2 shops in my town that sell a wide wool range as well as embroidery threads, and their window displays are always full of sooooo many nice things!

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« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2011, 03:53:05 pm »
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Haha, sounds like me.  I can cross-stitch (and somewhere I have the cross-stitch project I've been (mostly not) working on for the past few years).  Likewise, somewhere I have a hat I've been (mostly not) sewing.  Eventually, I'll get around to finishing these things, really. >.>

But my Mum sews, and knits, and crochets, and always has something she's working on while watching TV.  Thusly, she keeps me well supplied in slippers.  Although probably her neatest recent project was the cat carrier bag she made me at Christmas (with a hole for him to stick his head out, and long straps so I can carry him over my shoulder, which has made taking my cat to the vet so much easier, because his plastic carrier is a right pain to carry for any distance.

 
That bag sounds cute!  When mine go to the vets they just have to put up with a cardboard box.  We've got a harness and lead for them, which allows us to take them out of the box while we're on the bus, but they HATE wearing it.

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« Reply #8 on: August 02, 2011, 10:46:27 am »
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Anyone else into sewing and needlecraft?  I'm very fond of it, and I've invariably got a knitting, embroidery or sewing project in my bag when I'm about, in case I find myself sitting down for more than a minute at some point.

I've just treated myself to a few new DMC skeins - one in a rich purple, one in lime green, one in gold and one in black.  I figured the purple, gold and black would make a nice, opulent mix for something for Yule, with the odd fleck of green to compliment the purple, but I haven't decided what I want to do with them, yet.  

I've also got a stranded knitting cushion cover and a lace knit summer shawl on the go.  The summer shawl will probably be finished in time for next spring at the rate I'm getting through it!

I have 2-3 art quilts I need to be making, but I'm not financially able to invest in new fabrics right now and need a few extra colours and textures before I can make a start, so for now I'm just sketching ideas out.

 
I cross-stitch - learned it from my mother- though I haven't been able to do much of it lately. Once I get home from work, I usually find my bed and collapse. I've always wanted to learn how to crochet and knit, though, so perhaps I'll take that up this year.

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« Reply #9 on: September 19, 2011, 07:16:35 pm »
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Anyone else into sewing and needlecraft?  

 
*raises hand* Me!

I currently have a rectangular shawl I'm making out of wool on the needles and ideas and patterns and yarn ideas running through my head for more.

Does it mean anything that I have shifted from reading and following patterns for shawls to creating my own now?
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« Reply #10 on: April 14, 2012, 09:27:26 pm »
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I am often known here as "the knitting demon".  I ALWAYS have multiple projects on the go - usually at least one wherever I might be sitting for any length of time, plus one or two travel-sized projects.

I ... may have a yarn problem.  or a yarn solution to my knitting problem.  Anyway.  Just a little yarn here and there. :D

 
So I figure I'd liven this thread up. I only crochet, but my mom and grandmom (we call her gm) crochet, sew, knit, and my gm embroiders too. Although the real queen of fabric is my other grandmother. She made ginormous curtains for her church and all the choir robes too. She loved making dresses too. Crazyness! And HeartShadow, I think it's perfectly alright to have a yarn problem, my and my mom have a yarn problem too lol it's because of lack of money and that I don't often walk by yarn shops that I don't have more yarn XD I want a new set of crochet hooks, got a set on my amazon wishlist lol
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« Reply #11 on: April 15, 2012, 01:32:22 am »
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Anyone else into sewing and needlecraft?  I'm very fond of it, and I've invariably got a knitting, embroidery or sewing project in my bag when I'm about, in case I find myself sitting down for more than a minute at some point.

I've just treated myself to a few new DMC skeins - one in a rich purple, one in lime green, one in gold and one in black.  I figured the purple, gold and black would make a nice, opulent mix for something for Yule, with the odd fleck of green to compliment the purple, but I haven't decided what I want to do with them, yet.  

I've also got a stranded knitting cushion cover and a lace knit summer shawl on the go.  The summer shawl will probably be finished in time for next spring at the rate I'm getting through it!

I have 2-3 art quilts I need to be making, but I'm not financially able to invest in new fabrics right now and need a few extra colours and textures before I can make a start, so for now I'm just sketching ideas out.

 
I like doing embroidery, but it's kind of difficult to find the materials to do it by hand anymore. Almost everyone does it by machine now.  :/ I can't knit or crochet to save my life, but I'd like to learn how.

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« Reply #12 on: April 15, 2012, 06:30:54 am »
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I like doing embroidery, but it's kind of difficult to find the materials to do it by hand anymore. Almost everyone does it by machine now.  :/ I can't knit or crochet to save my life, but I'd like to learn how.

 
If you really want to learn how, there's a metric ton of videos on youtube about learning how to knit and crochet.

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« Reply #13 on: April 15, 2012, 09:31:36 pm »
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If you really want to learn how, there's a metric ton of videos on youtube about learning how to knit and crochet.

 
Well, I feel kind of stupid now. It had never even occurred to me to look on youtube to learn about it. I had thought about maybe taking a class here in town somewhere. I don't know why youtube never ever crossed my mind. DUH!  :whis:

Thanks for the tip, hon!

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Well, I feel kind of stupid now. It had never even occurred to me to look on youtube to learn about it. I had thought about maybe taking a class here in town somewhere. I don't know why youtube never ever crossed my mind. DUH!  :whis:

Thanks for the tip, hon!

 
don't feel bad, I only know from my mother teaching me. There are still certain stitches and such that I have trouble doing and I've been practicing for a couple years now. Btw, anybody got any ideas for making something as an offering?
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