Has anyone done any cross-stitch on their embroidery machine? I wasn't
aware any designs even existed, except single ones of birds, and flowers,
until very recently. I knew my machine manual 'talked' about it, but I
wasn't interested in single small designs.
Now I bought some large ones, and I'm anxious to know what experiences
other sewists/embroiderers have had, before I get started. Any suggestions?
On Sun, 11 Apr 2010 16:08:42 -0500, Emily Bengston
I got very involved doing machine cross stitch a few years ago. I
learned that resizing designs wasn't adivisble if you want to stitch
on Aida, but if you get everything lined up perfectly it's nearly
impossible to tell the difference between machine and hand cross
stitch. Be prepared to do a lot of thread changing--there are fewer
jump stitches. Check out Vermilion Designs, Moose Be Stitchin', and
The Purple Hat for cross-stitch. I know there are other designers,
I've done hand cross-stitch on Aida cloth, Margaret, but it never looks as
good as I'd like. Do you mean you use Aida cloth on the machine? I have a
couple yards a DD gave me to practice with. It's 14, I think.
Beverly, you are making me want a digitizer program more & more; I may just
have to give in and buy one this year.
Thanks you both. I hope to start embroidering the designs I have today.
Emily I've done a lot of designs on my machine using Aida. At the beginning
I was experimenting with the Aida -- I had a small piece and I thought I
would give it a try to see how it went . I made a lot of greetings cards
using Aida as well as framed pictures.
It doesn't have to be cross-stitch designs. All you need is a small piece to
fit the hoop. Although I didn't hoop it -- I hooped a piece of stabiliser
and sprayed a temporary adhesive to the stabiliser then pressed the Aida on
to it. You really don't need a stabiliser as the Aida is firm enough but I
used it so I could attach the Aida without hooping -- otherwise you would
waste a lot of Aida. Let me know how it goes.