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Hello all! I jumped ship from LJ and washed up on DW, and since I have an "embroidery" tag (by which I meant cross stitch) in my own journal, I thought I would join up here too. I'm glad this community is here, because almost everyone else I know who used to do cross stitch has given it up for knitting.

I've been stitching for sixteen years now and have shockingly few pictures of what I've done (I keep giving finished ones away), but this is what I'm currently working on: Heaven and Earth Designs Cheshire Cat. I'm doing it on black linen because doing it on white (as suggested) struck me as a really bad idea. Doing it on black isn't really a splendid idea either, but as long as I have a strong enough light behind it, it works.

Date: 2017-04-14 07:41 pm (UTC)
angrboda: A close up of some cross-stitch (Cross-stitch)
From: [personal profile] angrboda
That's lovely. So are you supposed to only stitch the one colour and leave the linen blank for the other?

Date: 2017-04-15 08:30 am (UTC)
angrboda: A close up of some cross-stitch (Cross-stitch)
From: [personal profile] angrboda
Oh yes, it actually says so right there. :) I hadn't seen that.

Date: 2017-04-14 08:33 pm (UTC)
rebecca_selene: (Disney - Aurora)
From: [personal profile] rebecca_selene
Oh wow, I haven't been to the HAED site in ages. I bought a bunch of charts years ago and never got to any of them since they intimidated me. Seeing the lovely one you're working on might just change my mind.

Date: 2017-04-15 08:12 am (UTC)
moonvoice: (calm - woodland path)
From: [personal profile] moonvoice
Oh what a stunning chart. I love working on black (are you working on Aida or linen?) but man I always end up regretting it a few times halfway through. I have a black simple piece I'm working atm (just a simple Dimensions one from memory) and they have black sections of thread and it's like... okay then, fine, FINE. :D

Date: 2017-04-15 06:08 pm (UTC)
hana_ginkawa: (Capt/Iron Man Shield/Reactor)
From: [personal profile] hana_ginkawa
Oh! That's a gorgeous design!

I'm afraid that I have only done 14-count and 18-count cloth so far, as the more detailed works, 28-count, and so on, are a bit daunting. I'm sure I'll get there eventually.

I'm a new member here as well, so welcome in an unofficial capacity. :D

Date: 2017-04-15 06:48 pm (UTC)
explorer0713: (Needle)
From: [personal profile] explorer0713
Perhaps placing a light-colored towel or pillowcase across your lap will also help you see the holes better. Works for me.

I usually use white but I found a very bright yellow bath towel for almost nothing recently so I bought it to try out, though I haven't yet. That might be a better idea for you since you are working in whites and grays.

Date: 2017-04-25 08:02 pm (UTC)
tarnera: (Doctor Who - I r smrt)
From: [personal profile] tarnera
I have a HAED sitting around somewhere, I always meant to do it but I never seem to have the time...

That's a beautiful pattern though!

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