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Started by Charlene Munson in Stitchin' Fingers: Site Info, News, & Questions. Last reply by Marie brunton yesterday. 17 Replies

Hello everyone -  I'm new to this site and new to chat groups on a computer.  Mostly, I'm a looky loo.  Two years ago I started a cross stitch (Frederick the Literate) (I'm a novice to stitching and wanted a quiet activity other than…Continue


Started by Jerome Speekman in Textile How-To: Questions & Explanations. Last reply by Jerome Speekman yesterday. 1 Reply

Hi Stitching fingers!When I took the waistcoat to our tailor she of course put the original pattern on my work the red outline shows you how much the material had shrunk since I started on it.Amazing me as I made it one size bigger knowing it would…Continue

Pleating Machine

Started by Lauren Chong Sng in Fabric, threads and tools. Last reply by Lauren Chong Sng on Wednesday. 2 Replies

Can you recommend a brand of pleating machine?  There are Amanda Jane, Read, Princess, etc.  I would love to hear from anyone with experience and knowledge.  Would also like to try before I buy -- I live in San Diego.  Thank you, fellow-stitchers.…Continue

Tags: Smocking, and, Pleating

Introduce yourself

Started by sharonb in For new hands. Last reply by Becky McGinnis on Tuesday. 249 Replies

Hi all I thought I would start this group and see if people were interested in joining. If you are here leave a message to introduce your self. Tell us what your fiber interests are tooI will also test the image function and leave some eye candyContinue

Out of Print/Discontinued

Started by Debbie in General topics Jan 26. 0 Replies

I have been tirelessly looking for two out of print Permin hardanger charts, 10-3703 & 10-0787 - please, if anyone can advise  I have written Permin, other FB sites etc to no avail... HELP!  Thank you so very much.Continue

Family Quilts

Started by Rose White in Looking for a pattern.... Last reply by Bonnie from Buffalo Jan 25. 1 Reply

I am currently feverishly working on making a new quilt for each of my three children, two grandchildren, a great grandson, and all of the associated inlaws (4). I need to have them done and wrapped by mid-March. Fortunately for me, I have two…Continue

Chicken Scratch resources

Started by Holly Cooper in General topics. Last reply by LJ Hubbard Jan 24. 1 Reply

I remember my mother stitching a pattern on the hem of a gingham dress for me in a cross stitch pattern, probably in the late 1950's. After diving into the internet a few times, I have found this is sometimes called chicken scratch. I have tried it…Continue

Tags: gingham, scratch, chicken, stitch, cross

Washing piece with beading and silk?

Started by Rebecca Górzyńska in Textile How-To: Questions & Explanations Jan 23. 0 Replies

I am working on a project, 18x18", of silk and cotton threads and glass beads on cotton batik. I originally thought to make it into an art quilt/wall hanging, but I am worried it will get dusty and dirty and there will be no good way to clean it…Continue


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