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American Quaker Sampler stitched by Krista


Monday, 23 September 2013

A Question ?

Now this may seem a silly question but if I can't ask my stitching pin pals who can I ask?

On 36 or 40ct when stitching a full stitch over one the d'Alger AVAS looks "crammed" in.

Would changing to AVAS d'Paris, which is a finer thread just for the over one, look right ?

Other than switching to tent stitch do you have any suggestions for achieving a stitch which sits evenly in the space?

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llknbillburg said...

I have found that the AVAS 100/3 is a good sub for over one on high count linen. It is fine enough for a full cross stitch w/o being too bulky. Hope this helps, Laura

Ellen said...

Good morning, Nicola.

I have used Gloriana's luminescence thread (100/3) for cross stitch over one on 36 and 40 count. I have also been known to use one ply of DMC.

Hope this helps.

Laurie in Iowa said...

I agree with both Laura and Ellen... use a 100/3 thread of your choice for over one on high counts.

You can also experiment with the 12 stranded Gloriana overdyed silks. Sometimes that will work just as well. On occasion you'll get a 'fatter' strand and I just put that strand aside for another project.

Hope you find something that works for you.

KB said...

I also agree with the previous comments.. another suggestion would be to try the Tudor silks, which work great on the higher count fabrics and Vikki Clayton has a single strand fine which is also great. I have used that with much success on 40 ct over 1.

I hope you find what works for you.

Sharon H said...

I agree with all of the above comments as well as you tent stitch or sour Paris suggestion. I think it also has a little to do with the line

Sharon H said...

Ok don't know what I hit- wasn't finished with my thought.

And for the finish: I think it also has a little to do with the linen you are stitching on for not all 36 or 40 counts are the same and there are some subtle differences that are noticed more with over one stitching.

And just noticed autocorrect made Paris "sour" - arrrgh! I trust that you know what I wanted to say in my head, not what my computer actually 'made' me say.

I'm going back to stitching now. Have a happy day.