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PostSubject: Basic supply   Sun Sep 06, 2009 1:30 pm

So after working with just kits for forever I now want to get myself some base supply so I want to ask: What are the colors you most use/you think need to be around all times?
And where do you get your stuff like Aida cloth from? Especially you guys from europe here...
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PostSubject: Re: Basic supply   Sun Sep 06, 2009 4:20 pm

That one is hard to answer.....when I first started to want a huge supply of flosses I went to ebay first.
Then after that I went to the store and got what I needed plus a few colours I didn't have-- then you are slowly building up your supply.

I would recommend getting alot of black floss....... it is always the first to go!!!! I don't recommend buying alot of browns tho-- not until they are really needed. Blues, purples and reds are always in huge demand.

I order my white adia in bulk orders -- like a yard. You can get it cheaper that way. They might sell it at a local fabric store too.
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PostSubject: Re: Basic supply   Sun Sep 06, 2009 4:39 pm

I almost always forget about it until I need them for a sprite and am out, but I always like to have at least three sort of peach-ish colors around, since they come in handy for a lot of game sprites. I forget about yellow a lot, too, but I don't tend to use that as often. :S
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PostSubject: Re: Basic supply   Sun Sep 06, 2009 5:32 pm

I have so many colors, and every time I find a pattern I'd love to do, I discover inspite of my rainbow of DMC floss....I don't have all the colors I need. I do use alot of blacks and grays though.
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PostSubject: Re: Basic supply   Mon Sep 07, 2009 1:37 am

I have never stitched anything outside without a pattern so I always just buy the colors I need and I will have them for next time I need to do a pattern. Though I would have to say get some black. I always run out of black every time I do a pattern.

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PostSubject: Re: Basic supply   Mon Sep 07, 2009 1:46 pm

Thank you all for your advice
I now ordered my first stuff^^
Hopefully I'll be able to post my own work soon
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PostSubject: Re: Basic supply   Mon Sep 07, 2009 4:08 pm

Best of luck! ^^ It'll be really cool to see what you make!
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PostSubject: Re: Basic supply   Tue Sep 08, 2009 3:30 am

I got a lot of stuff from my mum and bought just a few basic colours like blue, pink, green, brown.. in about 2-3 shades. And then I buy what I need exactly, so I don't have much stuff. Everythig from local shops. I don't fuss much about precise shades.
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PostSubject: Re: Basic supply   Tue Sep 08, 2009 2:27 pm

Deejay Beta wrote:
I have never stitched anything outside without a pattern so I always just buy the colors I need and I will have them for next time I need to do a pattern. Though I would have to say get some black. I always run out of black every time I do a pattern.
I use black so much, i tend to stock up on it. I think I have atleast five or six bundles of it atm.
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PostSubject: Re: Basic supply   Tue Sep 08, 2009 2:52 pm

Eryn, good luck from me too Smile When I'm going shopping without pattern, I usually go "Oooh, what a pretty colour! This too, and that one! Wanna those up there too!" Then I go home and wonder what to do with them ^^. This is not an advice tho, more like anti-advice Razz ^^''
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PostSubject: Re: Basic supply   Tue Sep 08, 2009 5:47 pm

Well I made my order of floss today!! Did pretty good actually!! Didn't over spend!
But I did buy a few extras --- so I got my moneys worth with the shipping. I picks up some beads (multi-coloured pack) and 2 glow in the dark floss types. I wasn't sure which one of should of ordered-- so I picked 2....LOL

So I'm all set to finish my bleach wip soon!! Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Basic supply   Tue Sep 08, 2009 6:04 pm

Glow in the dark floss...? I've done needlepoint with glow in the dark yarn, but I have to say that glow in the dark floss sounds like the greatest invention known to man. I shall be looking into this further! ^^
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PostSubject: Re: Basic supply   Tue Sep 08, 2009 7:47 pm

I once saw such a beautiful turquoise colour.. but I resisted.. XD I didn't need it.
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PostSubject: Re: Basic supply   Tue Sep 08, 2009 7:55 pm

I've neard of glowing floss, but never of glowing yarn! lol! That would be so cool, I want to have glow in the dark sweater! I've never seen neither floss nor yarn in the local shops though :/
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PostSubject: Re: Basic supply   Tue Sep 08, 2009 8:21 pm

I'm not sure about this glow stuff- I have seen it for patterns.. I just picked up I guess 2 basic white types.
Just to see what I could do with it. It does cost more then normal flosses. I will just have to wait when my order comes in the mail next week!!

missy-tannenbaum-- I'm sure you would love it!!

where I ordered the glow floss.........
http://www.crosscanadastitching.com/store/shopdisplayproducts.asp?Search=Yes&sppp=9
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PostSubject: Re: Basic supply   Wed Sep 09, 2009 12:02 am

Thank you very much for the extra information on it! I wrote down the product name and am going to keep an eye out for it the next time I go craft shopping. The colors are really nice, too! Usually, glow in the dark is a little too muted, but these are quite pretty.
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PostSubject: Re: Basic supply   Wed Sep 09, 2009 8:38 am

It is DMC Light effects -- if that helps too!!
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PostSubject: Re: Basic supply   Wed Sep 09, 2009 12:17 pm

Wouldn't it be cool to do that a DBZ super sayian stitch and have the yellow around him be glow in the dark o.O!

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PostSubject: Re: Basic supply   Wed Sep 09, 2009 5:13 pm

I've used the matalic floss, I've seen teh glow in the dark, and I've also seen, get this, sented floss.
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PostSubject: Re: Basic supply   Wed Sep 09, 2009 5:51 pm

Oooh, scented? I have a Strawberry Shortcake pattern book- it would be sort of cool to stitch one of the characters in the same scent that the toy comes in. Very Happy It would have to make your hands smell fruity for days, though!
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PostSubject: Re: Basic supply   Thu Sep 10, 2009 8:31 am

Scented??
I'm not sure I could to that floss-- that would trigger a migraine....LOL
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PostSubject: Re: Basic supply   Thu Sep 10, 2009 1:25 pm

I don't know if they still sell them, but the last DMC email I got, they had an advertisement for three sets of sented flosses. One was flower sents, one was fruit, and the last was vanilla's chocolates and coffees.
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PostSubject: Re: Basic supply   Thu Sep 10, 2009 2:27 pm

Oh, I got my eye set on a pattern saying "My heart belongs to chocolate" it'd be so cool to stitch it with those vanilla's chocolates and coffees.
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PostSubject: Re: Basic supply   Thu Sep 10, 2009 2:29 pm

Topcho wrote:
Oh, I got my eye set on a pattern saying "My heart belongs to chocolate" it'd be so cool to stitch it with those vanilla's chocolates and coffees.
i wanted to stitch a rose for my mom that smelled like a rose XD
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PostSubject: Re: Basic supply   Fri Sep 11, 2009 8:42 pm

All those smells must be terrible chemistry.. XD I prefer normal threads.
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