Cross Stitch and Embroidery Resources
Here you can find some useful and free resources to help with your stitching fun and adventures.
Creatively Belle Cross Stitch Useful Information
To help you get started, I’ve written a guide with useful tips, definitions and techniques: The Creatively Belle Cross Stitch Free Useful Information Guide PDF.
Thread Conversion Charts
If you are anything like me you fall in love with a colour and enjoy working with different brands of threads (or floss). I keep track of my threads on a chart based on DMC colours and simply write in the other brand’s name and colour code so I know what’s in my stash. I am a bit of a Bower Bird with collecting colours, they make me happy!
Here’s the DMC Thread Sorter Sheet – I’ve adapted mine so it has extra columns for my notes.
Here are links to some thread conversion charts (links open in a new tab):
Creatively Belle Thread Sorter Template
I love using thread sorters for my projects so I thought it best to make a template to work for my various designs. Click here to download the free Creatively Belle Thread Sorter Template PDF for your own creations, whether they are Creatively Belle Cross Stitch patterns or be another creative lady somewhere in the world. Enjoy! (And here’s to thoroughly enjoying crafting and creativity!).
Creatively Belle Cross Stitch Pattern Useful Information Guide
Tools and Notions
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Number of Skeins Required for This Project
The Skeins Used lets you check what is already in your stash so you can figure out if you need more and the Purchase is the rounded up number to buy if you don’t have the colour.
|Fabric Count||Stitch Count||1 Strand||2 Strands||3 Strands|
|Skeins Used (approx)||Purchase||Skeins Used (approx)||Purchase||Skeins Used (approx)||Purchase|
|11 to 16 Count Aida||5 – 350||0.25||1 Skein||0.25||1 Skein||0.25||1 Skein|
|350 – 550||0.25||1 Skein||0.5||1 Skein||0.75||1 Skein|
|550-1,000||0.5||1 Skein||0.75||1 Skein||0.75-1.25||1-2 Skeins|
|1,000-2,500||0.75-1||1 Skein||1.25-2||2 Skeins||2-2.75||2-3 Skeins|
|18 to 32 Count Fabric||5 – 350||0.25||1 Skein||0.25||1 Skein||0.25||1 Skein|
|350 – 550||0.25||1 Skein||0.25||1 Skein||0.5||1 Skein|
|550-1,000||0.25||1 Skein||0.5||1 Skein||0.5-0.75||1 Skein|
|1,000-2,500||0.5||1 Skein||0.75-1.25||1-2 Skeins||1-1.75||1-2 Skeins|
NB: This table provides an estimate only and doesn’t take into account your own stitching style.
These details are based on information gathered from the Thread Bare Cross Stitch Skein Estimator online calculator found at: www.thread-bare.com/tools/cross-stitch-skein-estimator
Needle Size Chart
Every stitcher will end up with their favourite needle size and fabric count combination.
|Suggested Needle Size||Linen||Aida|
|Size 18||6 Count|
|Size 20||8 Count|
|Size 22||11 Count|
|Size 24||28 Count||14 Count|
|Size 26||32 Count||16 Count|
|Size 28||36 Count||18 Count|