Stitchers’ Resources

Friday, March 4, 2011

Sometimes we all need a little advice, a helpful tip or to be shown a new trick to make our stitching projects even better.

Here are some of my favorite web-based resources for needlework:

Check out this tutorial to help you cut and use skeins of pearl cotton, for a perfect length of thread every time. It also shows you how to keep the pre-cut threads tidy by utilizing the label.

Trying to re-size a design, or figure how much fabric a charted design will require? YarnTree offers a handy Stitch Calculator.

Click the link or the photo, enter the information in the boxes, and this useful tool will do the calculating for you.

The calculator is handy for figuring all types of Needlecraft Fabrics needs, as well as needlepoint canvas yardage.

For those of you wanting to place a name to a DMC Color Number, you’ll be happy to know that each number does indeed have a name.

Look up the official name for  Embroidery Floss, Color Variations,  Light Effects, Pearl Cotton,   Satin floss and other threads.  Visit our Lists and Conversions page for more information.

You can also see our Color Cards online!

Knitters and crocheters will appreciate this list of common knit and crochet terms and abbreviations, courtesy of Michaels’ Stores.

And here’s our page offering tips for cleaning your finished masterpieces.



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  • Judy
    March 4th, 2011 5:01 pm

    Thank you for your resource help. One problem I have is understanding the size of pearl cotton and crochet threads. Is there any place that gives an explanation of thread sizes?

    • admin
      March 7th, 2011 8:56 am
      Author's Reply

      Hi Judy! This will be covered in an upcoming article. ~Emma

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