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#1 of 3 Old 08-15-2010, 09:58 PM - Thread Starter
 
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after spending years oohing over the birds, animals, and flowers in 18th century needlework (counted cross stitch and embroidery), i have decided it is about time i try it out. have not done cross stitch in 20+ years, however, and then it was only very simple stuff.

any suggestions for a place to find an affordable cross stitch starter kit with traditional motifs? i should specify traditional in the northeastern US, but i am also open to traditional from elsewhere at that period. my local craft shop seemed to have only modern designs that did not appeal in any way.

thanks for any ideas!

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They have both stamped and counted cross stitch and embroidery. I would suggest starting with something simple and small, just to try it out and get the sense of accomplishment then seek out your 'ideal' piece. X-stitch is very laborious and time consuming...but a finished project is truly a work of art.

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They have both stamped and counted cross stitch and embroidery. I would suggest starting with something simple and small, just to try it out and get the sense of accomplishment then seek out your 'ideal' piece. X-stitch is very laborious and time consuming...but a finished project is truly a work of art.
thanks for the link, and for the good advice to start small. i tend to get a little overexcited about a new project, and forget that i have to walk before i run.

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