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Flosstube #12: Battling Wasps at the Japanese Garden

I went to the Japanese Garden to read your comments.  And got attacked by wasps!



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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…

Pattern Giveaway - September 20th - September 26th

I'm doing a giveaway for a free cross stitch pattern.  There are plenty of free, fanarty patterns on this blog, but if you want something that isn't fanart, this is for you.

I'm in the process of putting everything together, so the available patterns will be increasing over the week.  Want to see what's available?  Scroll down to Digital Downloads at the bottom of the page.

There are six ways to enter (probably won't show up on Tumblr.  Click through to get to the entry form).  Nothing is required (though you have to at least tell me your pattern preference to enter), but the more you do, the more chances you have to win.

Patterns will be delivered via email, so make sure the one you sign up with is a valid address.  I won't be hunting people down to deliver your prize.

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