A short introduction

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A short introduction

by Crea-Logboek » Thu Jan 04, 2018 2:27 pm

I discovered this forum while searching for a (free) pattern making program. In my enthusiasm, I offered people very dear to me to stitch a photo of their choice for them. So this time I will have to do the process of pattern making myself, instead of selecting a ready-to-go pattern. Let's say I do like a challenge. :wink:

My first cross-stitch work dates back to the early 1990's when I was about 10yrs old, but if I recall I never finished it. Since then, I stitched a couple of small projects. About 2 years ago I got infected by the virus again and what was supposed to become a gift-card became my first framed work (and my first experience with pattern making programmes).

When I am not cross-stitching, I do like to crochet and sew (and search the internet for tips and tricks on all 3 subjects). It is great to be able to learn a lot from all of you (more) experienced people and hopefully I can help others too.
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Re: A short introduction

by rcperryls » Thu Jan 04, 2018 4:21 pm

:wave: Hello and welcome to the forum from South Carolina! Glad that you found us. We have several members who stitch from their own designs and use pattern making programs. And one member who designed his own program and freely shares it with other members as well. :)
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Re: A short introduction

by poppy » Thu Jan 04, 2018 4:38 pm

Hello and welcome! :)
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Re: A short introduction

by vanessanjf » Thu Jan 04, 2018 7:33 pm

Hello and welcome :wave:
Vanessa

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Re: A short introduction

by Serinde » Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:09 pm

Ah, yes. That stitching bug will get you when you least expect it. :D Glad you found the forum, and a big (if soggy) welcome from the West of Scotland! :wave:
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Re: A short introduction

by Squirrel » Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:39 pm

:wave: Welcome from me too in lovely cool Brisbane, it is great to have you with us,. Sounds like you love a challenge and I hope you find a way to convert the picture to a chart. :)
Sally in Brisbane Australia

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Re: A short introduction

by Mabel Figworthy » Fri Jan 05, 2018 8:59 am

Welcome to the forum :wave: - if you want some help with creating charts (or even have the work taken off your hands entirely) our Richard's program (can't find the link but there isone!) yields fab results and skitzzzzz does custom charts.
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Re: A short introduction

by Crea-Logboek » Fri Jan 05, 2018 12:33 pm

Thank you for the warm welcome.

I have found Richards program (BlendThreads) and am in the process of discovering its possibilities while preparing the photo for conversion to a chart. Hopefully I will figure out how to post pictures (a quick read of the topic in the 'tips and tricks' section surely wasn't enough) so I can keep you posted on the progress. :camera:
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Re: A short introduction

by wendywombat » Fri Jan 05, 2018 1:58 pm

:wave: Welcome from me too in SW France! :wave:
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Re: A short introduction

by richardandtracy » Fri Jan 05, 2018 6:32 pm

Can I add my welcome alongside with everyone else.

And gulp loudly when I hear you're using my program. :shock:
Nice, I really hope it works for you.

All the best

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Re: A short introduction

by Squirrel » Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:19 pm

Most of us use Photo Image - www.photoimage.com - to post our pictures on here. It is free and delightfully easy to use even for old mixed up heads like mine. Read the FAQ page as it has some good directions on use.

So glad you have found Richard's programme and yell if you need help - he really is a most helpful person. :)
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Re: A short introduction

by nannyrainbow » Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:22 pm

hello & welcome to the forum - look forward to seeing what you stitch
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Re: A short introduction

by CindyW » Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:18 am

Welcome! You and I have the same hobbies! I also crochet and sew, in addition to cross stitch. :tizzy:
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    A to Z Wedding Sampler
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Re: A short introduction

by Lulu22 » Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:46 am

Hello and Welcome :wave:
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