I've seen some lovely Scarlet Quince fine art design cross stitch charts for sale in the UK and wonder if anyone has had any experience stitching with these? The chart I like has about 120 colours of DMC thread.
Hi, thank you for your reply. I just wondered how good a quality the charts were as the one I like is very detailed and has 120 colours of thread. I'd read that they were in a spiral bound booklet and I've never worked from a chart in that format before. Didn't realise they had a helpful bulletin board too. Do you mind me asking what chart design you are working from and do they give you a choice of aida to work your design on?
Im doing "Miyamoto Musashi Killing a Giant Nue - Utagawa Kuniyoshi"
and they only supply the chart, not kits so I think what fabric you choose is up to you. Oh and I tend to take the pages out of the spiral binding (easy) and use the sheets separately (just my personal thing as I tend to use a highlight pen for the stuff I have already done).
I will have to dig mine up and have a look, I THINK they give you the option of what fabric to use, but there are tons of fabric calculators online (and one on the SQ website), you can always convert? When I do a large pattern, I tend to use evenweave as it gives a finer "look" to the finished product (and was surprisingly easy to use) but its all personal preference, isnt it? The main points of what you get are here:
Im concentrating on a HAED chart at the moment, hence the "where did I put my SQ?" ... but I will dig it up asap and let you know, but you can join the forum here:
Hope that helped, and I will look at my chart asap and get back to you.
Teraza (aka Vixis)
Thank you for the links and your help - that's really helpful. Wow, that's a great design you are working on and I'm sure it will look fabulous when you've finished. I'm definately going to look through the designs they have and go for it. I don't have problems with my eyesight but because of the detail in the charts I think I'm going to have to go for the larger print.
I've always been in awe of the pieces I've seen stitched on evenweave. I've never worked on it myself as it always looked difficult to do.
Look forward to hearing from you.