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Post by Eric » Fri, 05 Oct 2001 03:14:42



Sorry if this offends anyone, but I'm now starting to do kits of
my designs.  These come with aida in either 14, 16 or 18 count,
pre-sorted DMC threads, needle, instructions and chart.  All the
prices are on my website at:-

http://www.FoundCollection.com/

Personally, I think the kits are very good value, as with the car
kits there is over 250 metres of thread in most, most are
actually over 300 metres, and the driver kits have over 120
metres of thread in them.  The one of Ayrton Senna over the
McLaren actually has over 400 metres of floss in it.

Again, sorry for the blatant plug, but I'm quite e***d about
all of this :o)

Hugs
Erica
xx
http://www.FoundCollection.com/

 
 
 

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Post by CASin » Fri, 05 Oct 2001 21:08:23


I wish you luck Erica.
It is so important to put enough floss with a kit.
The lack of it in most kits has stopped me buying kits
Carol-Ann
10 miles NW of London England

 
 
 

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Post by Eric » Fri, 05 Oct 2001 21:18:51


Quote:

> I wish you luck Erica.
> It is so important to put enough floss with a kit.
> The lack of it in most kits has stopped me buying kits
> Carol-Ann
> 10 miles NW of London England

Thanks Carol-Ann,

I think I've actually over estimated what is needed, I put on at
least 30% above what the pc told me, in most cases it was 50%
more.  For the few pennies extra, I'd rather have happy customers
:o)

Hugs
Erica
xx
http://www.x-stitch.fsnet.co.uk

 
 
 

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Post by Pat Porte » Fri, 05 Oct 2001 23:04:06


When I made kits, I always put in at least an extra metre of each shade -
there`s nothing worse than finding you`ve run out.

I don`t do kits at all now (except by special request) - they are such a
pain in the ***to do, imho.  I prefer to buy my own stuff in any case -
never liked kits myself.  I can understand it if you`re miles from the
nearest LNS of course - then a kit would be an asset but then it`s even more
necessary not to scrimp with the amounts.

Good luck Erica.

Pat P.

East Anglian Xstitch Designs
http://www.FoundCollection.com/~porter
Old village scenes.

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> I wish you luck Erica.
> It is so important to put enough floss with a kit.
> The lack of it in most kits has stopped me buying kits
> Carol-Ann
> 10 miles NW of London England

 
 
 

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Post by F.James Cripwe » Sat, 06 Oct 2001 00:58:46


Quote:


>> I wish you luck Erica.
>> It is so important to put enough floss with a kit.
>> The lack of it in most kits has stopped me buying kits
>> Carol-Ann
>> 10 miles NW of London England

> Thanks Carol-Ann,

> I think I've actually over estimated what is needed, I put on at
> least 30% above what the pc told me, in most cases it was 50%
> more.  For the few pennies extra, I'd rather have happy customers
> :o)

> Hugs
> Erica

     Sigh!!!!!!!!!!!  One of these years, if I could persuade designers to
give us a symbol count, and then cross stitchers to measure how much floss
they use, and finally get a handle on the effect of stitch sacttering, I could
show you how to *calculate* how much floss of every shade, you need to put
in each kit, with a reasonable guarantee that most customers will be
satisfied.  Oh well!!

--
Jim Cripwell.  
              Thoughts from a confused philosopher.
             If a husband speaks in a forest and his wife does not hear him,
             is he still wrong?

 
 
 

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Post by Eric » Sat, 06 Oct 2001 00:54:21


Thanks for your advice Pat, so far, so good :o)  I was asked by
quite a few people who had bought the charts if I did kits, as my
designs tend to use about 50 colours for a driver, and 100 for a
car, so it would have been expensive buying in a full skien when
you only need 1 or 2 metres, they seem to have gone down well
though :o)

Hugs
Erica
xx
http://www.FoundCollection.com/

Quote:

> When I made kits, I always put in at least an extra metre of each shade -
> there`s nothing worse than finding you`ve run out.

> I don`t do kits at all now (except by special request) - they are such a
> pain in the ***to do, imho.  I prefer to buy my own stuff in any case -
> never liked kits myself.  I can understand it if you`re miles from the
> nearest LNS of course - then a kit would be an asset but then it`s even more
> necessary not to scrimp with the amounts.

> Good luck Erica.

> Pat P.

 
 
 

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Post by Mirjam Bruck-Coh » Sat, 06 Oct 2001 06:18:01


hallo Pat !
I was impressed by your adding a metter over the estimated size, I
heard so many times from friends , how frustarting it was to work and
get stuck without some materials.
mirjam
 
 
 

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Post by Marilyn Leavitt-Imblu » Wed, 10 Oct 2001 01:35:52


Now Now Jim......

I did offer to send you the stitch count of one of my designs and you
declined?????? If you only new the work envolved in creating a design
you would not be so critical of us designers.

Marilyn

Quote:



> >> I wish you luck Erica.
> >> It is so important to put enough floss with a kit.
> >> The lack of it in most kits has stopped me buying kits
> >> Carol-Ann
> >> 10 miles NW of London England

> > Thanks Carol-Ann,

> > I think I've actually over estimated what is needed, I put on at
> > least 30% above what the pc told me, in most cases it was 50%
> > more.  For the few pennies extra, I'd rather have happy customers
> > :o)

> > Hugs
> > Erica

>      Sigh!!!!!!!!!!!  One of these years, if I could persuade designers to
> give us a symbol count, and then cross stitchers to measure how much floss
> they use, and finally get a handle on the effect of stitch sacttering, I could
> show you how to *calculate* how much floss of every shade, you need to put
> in each kit, with a reasonable guarantee that most customers will be
> satisfied.  Oh well!!

> --
> Jim Cripwell.
>               Thoughts from a confused philosopher.
>              If a husband speaks in a forest and his wife does not hear him,
>              is he still wrong?

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Post by JuliaBaldw » Thu, 11 Oct 2001 06:06:29


When I model stitched for DMC, I measured each 1 metre length of six strand
thread that I cut from the skein and was asked to be generous in my allowance
as different level stitchers used different amounts of floss, it also depends
on how one stitches as well ie: whole crosses or row by row (sorry, I've
forgotten the correct names for these).

This I was told was necessary to determine how much floss to include in the kit
as although the software did count the number of stitches per symbol, it only
calculated the exact amount of thread to complete each stitch, it made no
allowance for starting and finishing a length of thread and no allowance was
made for scattered stitches at all.

So, I believe that some (not all) software packages do count the number of
stitches per symbol, but that is all at this time (unless anyone knows
different?)

Just my opinion
Julia

http://www.picturetrail.com/gallery/view?username=juliabaldwin

 
 
 

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Post by Martina Weber / Chatelai » Thu, 11 Oct 2001 12:16:01



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>So, I believe that some (not all) software packages do count the number of
>stitches per symbol, but that is all at this time (unless anyone knows
>different?)

There are softwares where you do have an option to add amounts for
start and finish, carrying threads over some free spaces etc.
This helps a lot, but I would alwas put a bit more thread in a kit,
just in case somebody has to rip a part and the thread is no longer
shiny after this...
I have had bought some kits which had not enough floss - this was
always disappointing.

  kind regards,
  Martina Weber   "Chatelaine" --  Design and Needlearts   Duisburg/Germany

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Post by Liz / Cozi » Thu, 11 Oct 2001 12:27:32


There's also the variable of the number of areas of a color that when finished off leave a longer, but still too
short to want to use, piece of floss to be tossed.  Can't find those unless you have a model stitcher work
them... at least as far as I know, no program works those out... I'd be surprised if they did yet.

-Liz


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> >So, I believe that some (not all) software packages do count the number of
> >stitches per symbol, but that is all at this time (unless anyone knows
> >different?)
> There are softwares where you do have an option to add amounts for
> start and finish, carrying threads over some free spaces etc.
> This helps a lot, but I would alwas put a bit more thread in a kit,
> just in case somebody has to rip a part and the thread is no longer
> shiny after this...
> I have had bought some kits which had not enough floss - this was
> always disappointing.

>   kind regards,
>   Martina Weber   "Chatelaine" --  Design and Needlearts   Duisburg/Germany

>    http://www.chatelaine.net       http://www.chatelaine.de

> Starting in Jan '02 "The Chatelaine Mystery II"  Info at : http://groups.yahoo.com/group/chatelainemysterytwo

>  "The Chatelaine Mystery "  http://groups.yahoo.com/group/chatelainemystery
>  "Chatelaine's Castle Silks" http://groups.yahoo.com/group/chatelainecastlesilk