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In the old days there was nothing and often solo Cross Stitchers wandered for months wondering if they were the only ones of deviantART that stitched. Then one day the founders met each other and from there it seemed Stitchers were popping up all over the place and they thought, wouldn't it be wonderful if there was a community? So, from that thought, Stitching Pirates was born and we look forward to providing you with the best community possible. Don't be afraid to ask questions, provide feedback! Without the people a community just wouldn't be what it is.

Why Stitching Pirates?

The name Stitching Pirates grew from the key pirate concepts that X always marks the spot and maps lead to something wonderful. The same applies to Cross Stitch and plus pirates are just awesome. Yargh!

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SnowmanCube You voted for more so here we go! SnowmanCube 

LOL skiing :D   Magical525 and Mattsma have come up with a way for you to use that neglected floss you have laying around.  For some of you, it probably bothers you just a tiny bit that you have these flosses that never get used or there is just a tiny bit left of some specialty floss that you may never use again from a kit. Here is the best way to ensure you use every  one of them at least once, or finish them off entirely!  Gifted floss, those bobbins that sit quietly in your floss boxes, bags, or drawer never getting used or are forgotten…oh yes, we have something fun for you!  

Wyngro Ice Pixel Element Magical525 will provide a pattern which may or may not have a key and using the key is strictly up to you, you just grab random colors, or get color coordinated, and stitch up the pattern using those old neglected flosses.  Random number generator works for those times when you cannot decide.  Or close your eyes and reach into your stash and use whatever comes out. Dig out those little pieces and parts of fabrics you have laying around that you don’t know what to do with!  These will make PERFECT on the go travel projects.  Some patterns will be 20 x 20 stitches all the way to 50 x 50 stitches. The possibilities are endless! 

 Wyngro Ice Pixel Element  The flosses do not have to be DMC, they can be ANY NEGLECTED FLOSS you have laying around. Have two strands of some Weeks Dye Works left over?  Use that up until it’s gone! Then start a new floss where you left off. Test out those metallics or silks or satin floss that you are nervous about using!

Neglected Floss February 2017 by Magical525


Wyngro Ice Pixel Element  Submit your finished piece to the Contest Folder, even though this isn’t a contest, just a little SAL  Wyngro Ice Pixel Element 

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HeartStorm4ever Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, never thought of that. Thanks.
PuritanDuchess Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
I was wondering if someone could help me, I'm planning on doing a Legend of Zelda Cross stitch but I can't seem to figure out what size Aida I will need =/

The finished size is 44.59 cm x 66.88 cm on 18 count Aida
pinkythepink Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2016  Professional Artisan Crafter
It sounds like you already have the information you need? :? You have both the finished size and the count of the fabric. Add two inches to all sides for an even border before you cut.
Magical525 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter

Generally they say to have about 5-10 cm extra on all sides for finishing, on a big piece like this I'd go for 10 cm for easy framing afterwards, which also means you will not be stitching close to the edge while doing the embroidery itself. Personally I'd only do the 5cm if I'm doing something small like a pincushion as the space really is needed.

So that would make it 64.49 cm x 86.88 cm (rounded off to 65 x 90 cm when cutting/ordering as fractions are so nasty to cut /order)

Good luck with your project! If you have any more questions please do ask - either here or via note :)
MikiNamuno Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Ahoy mate ! thank you for accept me :D
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