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Cross country

by motherof4 » Sun Jan 14, 2018 1:19 am

Can anyone recommend an extreme cross country floss tube other than Porsche Parcher ? THIA
 
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Re: Cross country

by rcperryls » Sun Jan 14, 2018 1:52 pm

I learn something new every day on this forum! Had to " google" floss tube to find out what it is. Then I did a search on "extreme cross country floss tube" and there are a lot of choices to pick from. I have no idea which are good, but looks like there are a lot to pick from. Let us know what you discover and I hope we don't lose you to YouTube.

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Re: Cross country

by Mabel Figworthy » Sun Jan 14, 2018 3:55 pm

I'd never even heard of extreme cross country! (Well, not in stitching terms anyway :-) ) And floss tubes just made me think of something to keep your floss in... :oops:
But I'm sure other members will be more informative :lol:
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Re: Cross country

by motherof4 » Sun Jan 14, 2018 4:56 pm

Extreme cross country is where you would stitch 1 colour at a time by doing maybe a full page (or more ) of all the chose symbols then using your second colour and doing all the symbols relating to that colour over all the page, then continuing with remainder of colours until page is done.
Floss tube is basically you tube but showing cross stitchers showing their work, their stash, their storage etc all thing stitchy related.
Hope this clarifies your misunderstanding.
 
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Re: Cross country

by Mabel Figworthy » Sun Jan 14, 2018 5:23 pm

It does. Always happy to learn something new about stitching!
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Re: Cross country

by Podolyanka » Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:14 pm

Stitching a page of one colour is the best way to meeting a frog when that page is finished. It is a mystery to me what makes people look for a fifth corner in the four-wall room. All that parking, using dozens of needles on one project, now this stitching one colour turn stitching into complete tension/stress.
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Re: Cross country

by fccs » Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:56 pm

I've seen people do extreme cross country and it definitely is not for me. I think Porsche does the entire design one color at a time. For me, that's too much structure in my stitching. I had honestly never heard of it until I saw her talking about it, so I don't know if she made up the term or if it has been around for awhile. I like to go with a color that calls to me, not a color that is up next because it has the next highest number of stitches.
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Re: Cross country

by rcperryls » Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:06 pm

the only time I did extreme cross country stitching was for an HAED challenge. I chose a black and white HAED design that I had been wanting to do and stitched the first page one color at a time. It was fun because it was different, but I don't think I would choose to stitch that way again, especially if I am stitching a design with many colors. I think that one has about 20 and the page I started with had less than that because it was pretty much the background.

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