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Re: New to the forum

PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:59 am
by anabel
Hi my name is anabel I am new to the forum hope to find lots of stitches to talk about all I need is help to start hope someone is ready to start me off hopeful ANABEL

Re: New to the forum

PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 12:20 pm
by Serinde
Welcome to the forum from the West of Scotland! :wave: We love our newbies, so expect to get lots of help and enabling for the buying of stash and stitching of wonderful things. :)

Re: New to the forum

PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 1:53 pm
by rcperryls
:wave: Hello and welcome to the forum from South Carolina! Ask away! Like Serinde said, we love our newbies and love to share. Are you new to forums or new to stitching or new to both? A great way to get started here is to browse around the forum. The Tips and Tricks section is full of all kinds of information about stitching. Looking forward to getting to know you.

Carole
:D

Re: New to the forum

PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 3:03 pm
by richardandtracy
For an absolute beginner, can I suggest Jo Verso's book: Complete Cross Stitch Course. I read it before beginning my first picture. The examples are rather twee, but the methods taught are what is needed. I got my hard cover edition for a penny + postage.

Regards,

Richard

Re: New to the forum

PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 4:23 pm
by fiddler
Hello and welcome :wave:

friends

PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 4:30 pm
by anabel
Thank you for your reply I am not a new stitcher I am not new to crossstitch but still got a lot to learn would like to try something different than adia but don't know apprehensive what do you all think Anabel

Re: New to the forum

PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 5:13 pm
by AlwaysGoofy
Welcome to the forum! It sounds like you're ready to branch out a little in your stitching. The only way to know if you'll like it something new is to try it. If you don't enjoy it, there is no harm done. But if you do enjoy it, it will open up so many new patterns, designs, and techniques.

Re: New to the forum

PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 6:28 pm
by anabel
Thank you for the offer of your book Richard but I have a lot of crossstitch books I think all I need is comfidenc hope thank you again

Re: New to the forum

PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 6:36 pm
by anabel
To always goofy I think your way is the best way now is the time to have ago you never know I might be successful or not Anabel

Re: New to the forum

PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:18 pm
by Squirrel
Welcome :wave: from me too and it is a lot of fun trying out different fabrics and different counts . :lol:

Re: New to the forum

PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:57 pm
by karen4bells
:wave: hello and welcome to the forum!!

Re: New to the forum

PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:27 am
by richardandtracy
anabel wrote:Thank you for the offer of your book Richard but I have a lot of crossstitch books I think all I need is comfidenc hope thank you again

Well, there's only one way to do that, & it's to give it a try. Cross stitch is truly just one stitch after another, and anyone who has mastered the basics has already got all the skills needed to do 'advanced' work. Because advanced work is simply basic work, with only a little added concentration.

Like you, I was more than a little nervous when I started on my first non-aida project so chose a fairly low colour count & relatively small picture. I did run into a few things I had to get used to, as described in the first post here: http://www.crossstitchforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=25792. However, by the end of that project I was happy & went on to a high colour count, large portrait of my wife which was a fair bit more difficult, because it was at 28ct on black evenweave, not because of any other issue: http://www.crossstitchforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=26356&start=303. I am such a klutz at manual work, that if I can do it, then anyone can. Chances are, you're more experienced than I was at the time. My wife's portrait was only my 6th project ever, and I'm only on 8 & 9 at the moment.

Regards,

Richard.

Re: New to the forum

PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 10:44 am
by kingfisher68
Hello & welcome :)

Re: New to the forum

PostPosted: Fri Mar 24, 2017 1:15 pm
by Di49
Hi, my names Di , I am new to it all so I hope I can get loads of help :D

Re: New to the forum

PostPosted: Fri Mar 24, 2017 3:39 pm
by anabel
Thank you Richard I just needed someone to say have another go anabel you can do it one stitch at a time you can do it
Try it great help regards Anabel

Re: New to the forum

PostPosted: Fri Mar 24, 2017 3:49 pm
by anabel
THANKS every one for your for welcoming me great regards Anabel

Re: New to the forum

PostPosted: Fri Mar 24, 2017 3:58 pm
by anabel
Hi Di I am new to I hope we can help each other regard Anabel

Re: New to the forum

PostPosted: Fri Mar 24, 2017 10:44 pm
by Squirrel
:wave: Hello Di and welcome from lovely and cool Brisbane, it is great you have found us. Looking forward to getting to know you.

Ask any questions you have, no question is too silly as we have all been beginners once upon a time. Use the "General" thread - found on the first page or the Stitch-A-Long (SAL) thread. There is also a very good "Tips and Tricks" thread too. :applesauce:

Re: New to the forum

PostPosted: Sat Mar 25, 2017 12:11 am
by karen4bells
:wave: Hello and welcome to the forum, Di!!