Saturday, March 7, 2009

How to Carry Threads

This is really easy...it takes a while to get used to though....and your back will look terrible...this you will have to live with...One thing...You will be working your 10 x 10 grids in colums...it makes it easier...

1. Start with a 10 x 10 grid..

2. Find your first symbol...and stitch all of that symbol in your 10 x 10 grid....When finished...

3. Find the same symbol on the 10 x 10 grid below it...take your needle and bring your thread up like you are going to make the first 1/2 of the X ...but don't do it...just unthread your needle and lay the thread down..

4. Go back to the first grid you were working on...and stitch the next symbol the same way....when finished bring your thread down....

5. continue each symbol until your first 10 x 10 grid is finished....

6. start the next 10 x 10 grid ....you should have thread there already for you to pick up and stitch...

Hope this helps!!!!

17 comments:

Yoyo said...

Shucks, and I thought I had the only natsy looking backs in this group (LOL). Vickie's right, stitchers, this is a very time saving technique. Give it a try, you'll love it.

Yoyo
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Mich said...

Oh yes, it makes really sence when you explain it. It really doesn't look difficult at all. I have to say, that I think that you can even stitch faster than in the other way. The only thing that I don't like is that you have to put your thread so many more times in that needle, that's really a thing I hate ;-))

Thank you very much for this explanation !!

Wendy said...

This is a really good explanation and now I understand how you do this! I think I might give it a try to stitch it this way to. And my back is a very nasty thing now too, so it won't make any difference.
Thanks Vickie!

Joke said...

It's explained very clearly, only problem I have with it is the back! I have the most beautiful backsides you,ve ever seen LOL

Kyriaki said...

Just to add to this, if you are the type to mark your charts, highight/mark the two sides of the box for the stitch you've left the thread for that intersect at the corner where the thread is. Then when you come back even if you've miscounted somehow you have an easy guide to which thread is which. It also means you're not as restricted to columns, though I have a tendency to work in rows of blocks :)

Laura said...

Thanks for making this post, Vickie. I park my threads also, but I have trouble explaining how it is done.

Cindy F. said...

Thank you so much for sharing this with us:) Your work just blows my mind...lol!

Dragonflymystic said...

Thank you :) I always wondered how to park threads.. Perhaps I will try... especially since my threads are a majority of green and red ... and I definitely will use the same colors many times throughout. I will see how this goes, and again :) thank you!
Laura

Carolyn NC said...

Very helpful!

jessneal said...

OMG!!! Thank you so much for this! I had some online friends trying to explain this and I just couldn't wrap my mind around it. At first I thought I had it, but after reading this I know I do!

Elfie said...

I'm going to give this a try. Thank you so much for the clear explanation.

Anne said...

Thanks for the explanation, I was just about to write in about what everyone was doing with thier threads. Very helpful.
Anne

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the tutorial. I'm just getting ready to start my first HAED, "Best of Show".

Mich wrote that she had a problem threading and rethreading needles. As long as you are working with a limited number of colors in your 10 x 10, why couldn't you just have a separate needle for each color? When you pull the floss to the front of the next grid, just leave the needle attached.

I haven't tried it but will let you know how it works out.

dd

val said...

thank you very much for your explanation. I Stitch also a HAED (A Long Winter'Nap) and yesterday I tried your method. It's much easier

thank you so much

Val

Bine said...

Thanks for the tutorial. I was always wondering how to stitch with so many threads "hanging around". This is the first time I understood an explanation how this works. :) And I will for sure try it with my "A Real Snow Job" even though it will be kind of difficult for me to accept the nasty back...THANK YOU!!!

Lexi said...

I have tried this method for a few hundred stitches. It seemed to work great for me until the block with almost every color in the 10x10 different. Now there are so many threads crossing over each other it got difficult to get the needle through because there were so many threads layered up in the back. Any suggestions?

Linda said...

Vicki!
I have never tried to work like this and ofcourse I simply have to give it a try now.

But you're mentioning the ugly backs of the weave? I would really, really like to see a piture of one of the backsides to actually get an idea of what you mean. Please.

Let me know if you want my e-mail incase you don't feel like sharing here.

//Linda Sjöberg