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General Discussion / Re: Previous Patterns
« Last post by DrW on January 03, 2017, 05:31:24 AM »
I am new, but wanted to share some thoughts about the problems with privacy and security. Your idea of a secondary code, unique to each pattern, is great. I do understand and agree that putting it ON the pattern would create privacy as well as illegal access to others. Could an email be generated with this additional code or password? Would you then be able to use that code/password as a tag in the pattern file?

Just thinking out loud!

Thanks for entertaining my ideas!

With a smile,
General Discussion / Needlepoint?
« Last post by DrW on January 03, 2017, 05:26:17 AM »
Hi All,

I have done counted cross stitch in the past and my eyes aren't that great anymore! So, I have a couple of questions for you:

1. Has anyone "colored" the fabric/aida cloth based on the charts and THEN stitched?? If so, what kind of markers are really permanent and won't rub off or blur when using the cloth?

2. I am intrigued with all the new stitches and possibilities with needlepoint (new to me, anyway - I've been hooking rugs in recent years - traditional rug hooking like in Colonial America & Canada). Would there be any reason that I couldn't use needlepoint stitches on one of these patterns rather than counted cross stitch - or a mix of the two types? I just want to know if needlepoint stitches would work with the aida (11 count, right?)

3. Sorry to ask this, but does anyone know of a service like Pic2Pat that creates needlepoint patterns?

Thank you very much, in advance, for helping this newbie to Pic2Pat!

With a smile  :)
Showcase / Re: First use of pic2pat
« Last post by jad on November 24, 2016, 11:43:07 PM »
i like your work very much. how do you connect two colors together ? could you please take a closer picture so i can see in more details?
General Discussion / Felicitaciones,excelente programa...
« Last post by maria ines on November 05, 2016, 05:16:22 AM »
General Discussion / Re: How many strands of floss do I use?
« Last post by Soleysew on November 02, 2016, 10:30:17 AM »
Hi There Rob.
Its usual to use 2 strands of thread on 14 count Aida, so when you cut your length of thread you can separate it into 3 lengths of 2 strands .. if you knot your thread as I do, but If you 'cast on by the loop method you thread your needle with both ends of a single strand pull through and catch the loop at the back of your fabric to secure. I dont use this method because I find it fiddly you have to separate out a lot of thread e.g 20 inches of single strands to get 10 inches and you dont see the back anyway.
Very pale colours can give thicker looking crosses, very dark thinner looking crosses, you could add in a third strand if you want a closer fill.
Back stitches e.g. for whiskers - single strand.
Wind your skeins onto plastic or paper flat bobbins and number them - stick on labels available on the internet.
The key in Pic2Pat gives you the name of the colour, its DMC number and the number of skeins you need. If the picture has a large background you may need more than one skein.
If your 'silks' are not DMC but are say Anchor which we use a lot in the UK there is a website where you can print out a conversion chart so you can match the colours as close as possible. Hope this helps
Showcase / First use of pic2pat
« Last post by Sarah on September 17, 2016, 10:58:08 AM »
My first use of pic2pat and I am overjoyed with the outcome.  Now I'm addicted and already downloaded my next project.
General Discussion / Re: How many strands of floss do I use?
« Last post by robynalbritton on September 12, 2016, 06:18:17 AM »
Thank you!! I wasn't sure if this was one of the patterns that required different strands of floss based on the color. I appreciate the responses!
Showcase / My first cross-stitch
« Last post by Maize on September 07, 2016, 02:29:13 PM »
This was actually the first cross-stitch I ever completed (last summer), and I used Pic2Pat to generate the pattern. It's a picture of the lead singer of the band Green Day, which I made for a friend of mine who is a huge fan as a birthday gift. I've never done any needle work before, so be gentle! :)

General Discussion / Re: Center
« Last post by jasmina on September 07, 2016, 10:44:52 AM »
I know everyone says to start in the center, but I hardly ever do!  I stitch holding the projet in my hands, no hoop or anything else.  I find the center of the project, then stitch everything to the right of the center line, keeping the left side rolled up & clean, when I am done with the right side, I roll that up & work on the left side, that way the stitched right side is kept clean while I am stitching on the left.  As far as finding the center, just take the # of horizontal squares in your chart & divide by 2, count starting from the left until you hit the middle number, then I draw a red line on the chart.  Follow the same procedure when determining the vertical center.  I hope this information has helped you with your project.

i do the darkest colors first, then proceed towards the lighter (they don't get dirty in the process)
General Discussion / Re: Center
« Last post by jasmina on September 07, 2016, 09:13:16 AM »

question for you, please? if i made a pattern on bigger format than letter (A4), and it is on few pages, is it possible to save it as a file which would print as a big picture, not several individual pages? how, please?

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