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.