thanks to all. I do'nt know what I was thinking I thought you had to put them on the adia cloth. thanks again
I'm glad you asked because I've wondered the same thing. I've been sort leery about the cross stitch designs because they seem to be extremely stitch heavy. My Futura machine doesn't do as well as I want it to with heavy stitch designs.
It looks wonderful on towels like Sally said. Hugs Louise
Do them on anything - but particularly effective on fabrics where you can see the weave so they look hand stitched! I've used linen and scrim (a sort of lighter weight hessian) to great effect.
I use anything. The cross stitch patterns are usually more dense. As you can see from Sally (beatie58), they look wonderful on towels. Good luck. Sarah.
I have used them on towels and they look great!
Sally, I just love this design.
Oh those are gorgeous!
oh yes indeed they sew nice. Thanks for the idea !
this design is from Vermillion stitchery an this is the september bear...they were free a while ago - http://www.vsccs.com/
I love your towels. Now I can get to work, you inspired me thanks
I have made beautiful pot holders with these designs..
On absolutley everything. Doesn't have to be on aida cloth. At one time I had some cotton fabric that had little tiny squares when I stitched out my designs it look just like I hand cross stitched it. Liz
I've put it on pillowcase dresses and it looked very nice...am hoping to do a baby blanket for my GD soon.
I have embroidered cross stitch designs on coasters and on a garment bag and I loved them. This type of embroidery takes longer to stitch but they are worth it. Just stabilize well and have a bit of patience. I have stitched them on felt and on polyester faux suede, with good results. Hugs, Lidia
You can use just about anything. If using sheer fabric you would want to stablized very well. Use cross stitch of felt and love they way it looks. I've done bookmarks and a panel picture of deer. It may have come from here (if not from Emb Library).