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Free Cross Stitch Pattern: Roocket and Groot (Guardians of the Galaxy)

Rocket and Groot Cross Stitch Pattern
DMC FlossAny Fabric132 x 83 Stitches150 ColoursGet it here

Cross Stitch 101: Parking Method

Parking is one of those things that's hard to search for, because it's not exactly an intuitive name, and even knowing that it exists as a technique isn't exactly genetic knowledge.  But if you want to do some gnarly big Heaven and Earth piece, or something that's pure confetti, parking is a good way to make sure you don't wind up with a bunch of tangles and knots on the back.


So, what is parking, anyway?  In short, the name refers to the thread you're using being placed on the fabric for later use.  It's been parked there temporarily, like you park your car at work.

This is a difficult one to explain in text, so I'll be brief and let the video below explain it for me.  There are a few different ways to go about parking your thread, but this version is my favourite.  I work one 10x10 block at a time, starting in the upper left corner.  On my chart, I highlight every instance of that colour in that 10x10 block, and stitch them.  Then, I look at the next…

Beta Testers Needed

Hey, guys!  I need some beta testers for a tutorial project.  I'm going to be taking the Cross Stitch 101 series and re-doing it, effectively, to work as a cohesive unit.  I will also be releasing a companion book to go with it.

I'm looking for people who can review both of these elements and give me any feedback or questions they might have.  I'll also be looking through my YouTube comments to see what common questions people have.

Ideally, I'm looking for people who are relatively new to the hobby, since you won't be able to fill in any gaps I might have left anywhere.  The more questions you can ask me, the better.

I cannot afford to pay beta testers, but you will get access to all of the lessons and patterns used in this series.  If this is something you might be interested in, please sign up below (or click the IFTTT link if you're seeing this on Tumblr).


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