Your cross stitch methods?
January 5, 2009 6:19 PM Subscribe
Hey cross-stitchers: when you're working on a pattern that's more or less solid, do you do work on a blob of one color at a time, or on one row at a time?
posted by tristeza to sports, hobbies, & recreation (18 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
I can't figure out the best way to work on a solid pattern.
I tried doing a whole big blob of one color, then moved on to the next color, but I find that this leads to "filling in" empty squares, which seems a little messy/difficult.
r r r r r r__r r r_
r r r r r_ _ r r _
r r _ _
Then I'd fill in with blue:
r r r r r r b r r r
r r r r r b r
r r b b b)
I then tried just going row by row, keeping a bunch of threaded needles hanging off the back, and alternating when necessary in the row, but this makes me lose my place in the pattern like crazy.
r r r r r r b r r r r
b r r r r r b r b b
b b b r r b b b b )
What do you find the easiest/neatest way to do it when you stitch?