Monday, 26 November 2012

To stitch HAED design or not?


 


Out For a Stroll


 
I need your help dear Friends!!!
I have been browsing on the HAED website for quite some time now
and I really really REALLY like the Out for a Stroll design
 
I have heard of HAED  & seen all your lovely work
but I've noticed it's usually FULL of confetti...
 
So, I'm thinking of adding this chart to my
Christmas list for my DH to order
but am worried it will be too difficult to stitch!!
Any advice on HAED would be appreciated & would help
make up my mind as to go for it or not
 
I had a look at the floss list, it's obviously mainly blues & blacks
So it looks like I don't have to stitch on a black fabric
(which is good news for me...)
Also, there are plenty of 0 against half, petite, beads, etc...
Does that means it's only full stitch??
Finally, do we must use the parking method?
I've never used it & am feeling baffled with all these threads left around
Help!!!

Je voudrais ajouter cette grille de chez Haed sur ma liste de Noël!
Que faire?
Des petits conseils à propos de Haed seraient les bienvenus :)
 
| Happy Stitching! |


50 comments:

  1. That's the question!
    I think, it is a very lovely pattern and a very tasteful selection too!

    It seems like a siluette pattern not too difficult to stitch. Besides it contains a few colours on!

    I guess, either with or without beads, result will be stunning! Worth to try!

    Happy stitching

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    1. Thnaks Nurdan, it is a really lovely design & you're right, the silhouette shouldn't cause to much troubles... What to do?

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  2. I haven't heard of any other HAEDs using beads... they're famous for only using full cross stitch, so there aren't any half stitches/petit/BS. I recently ordered a HAED (a storykeep), so now I'm just waiting for everything I need to start. As for parking, it's whatever you feel like. I'm going to give it a go, but I'm relatively new to cross stitch, and think that not parking would give me more issues. If you've done lots of bigger cross stitch pieces, and prefer just doing it colour by colour then go for that. Good luck, and I look forward to reading about you stitching it :) (Another tip, not sure if this chart uses it or not.. I've read that some people prefer using blending filament rather than the Kreinik thread that they suggest. Again, completely up to you)

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    1. Thank you for your advice, it's really kind of you! It looks like it's all full stitches. I'm hoping there will be quite chunky blocks of the same colours, so this should make the stitching quite easy!!! Good luck with your design :)

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  3. A Haed is a lot of work...it take years of your life!
    And yes, they all have many confetti to do.
    If i knew that this was such a lifetime work i don't know if i ever had done this.
    But.. I have one finished!!
    In 2 years, not so bad!
    I think that if you loved the pattern very much, for a long time, you are be able to do this..
    Good luck!

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    1. Thanks Pauline. Glad you've finished yours! I'm not in a rush & I like the design too so I might go for it!!

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  4. Hey there, I say go for it. They look intimidating but they are actually very manageable. There are no beads or partial stitches in HAED only full stitches. You can either use full cross stitches or tent stitch, (which it a half cross stitch) which is what I use. I do park on the HAED's because I find it easier to manage the confetti however plenty of people do not. I have a tutorial on my blog on parking if you are interested in having a look. The main thing is to experiment with your stitch type, number of threads on your choosen fabric count. I use 2 strands of thread over 1 on evenweave on both 25 and 28ct. However you many find you you want to do full crosses using 1 strand of thread or 2 to get better coverage with the dark colours. I know this all sounds like a lot but they are really lovely to work on once you find what works best for you. Any questions feel free to ask :)

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    1. Thank you for taking the time to give me advice! I'd rather go for full cross stitch than half stitch as I personally think it looks best. What do you mean 2 strands of thread over 1 on evenweave 25? I'm just confused with the "over 1". On evenweave the cross is over 3 "holes"... Does that means I have to do my cross just over 1 "hole"??? Looks like the design will be very small?? Help!!

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    2. Normally when you stitch on evenweave you stitch over 2 strands of fabric, as you say that covers 3 holes on the fabric. Over 1 means you stitch over just strand of fabric. So say you start your stitch in the bottom right hole you come up from the back of the fabric to the front at this hole and feed the thread back through the hole directly opposite. So instead if coming up one hole, skipping the hole directly opposite and going down the next hole you don't skip. I'm really not sure if that makes sense. It does make the stitches very small and some people do stitch them on 22 or 18ct but personally I prefer the small stitches.

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    3. Awww thanks, I totally understood your explaination!!!

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  5. I'm not much help as I've only tried a HAED once and it's now in my UfO drawer! You've chosen a nice design and good luck with it if you go ahead with your purchase.

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    1. Oops, I think that UFO needs to become a WIP :D Thanks for your comment!

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  6. I'd go for it (says the woman who's HAED hasnt been touched in almost 2 years)
    I'm by no means an expert on HAED, but I only parked my threads if they were in the next 10x10 block. I used DMC magic guide fabric too. If you love it then get it and stitch it the way that best suit your stitching style.

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  7. I don't do very much cross stiching Mii - usually just simple and small projects and even those I usually make a lot of mistakes on. It looks like a gorgeous design though and will be a stunning piece if you decide to do it.

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  8. Hi
    the pattern is very nice.
    I've never embroidered HEADs but I saw a finished embroidery and it was spectacular ...
    it will be a very long work
    ciao Giovanna

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    1. Thanks for your kind word Giovanna :)

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  9. aww i think it is a very pretty one..
    i am sure you can stitch it and it will be stunning..
    good luck x

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  10. Hola! nunca he hecho siluetas y la verdad es que me encántan,tu eres muy valiente, siempre haces grandes proyectos,inténtalo! Muchos saludos.

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    1. Hola Sara! A mi me quiero usted comentario, muchas gracias!!

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  11. IT is not too hard, just more stitches - no back stitch no fractionals. The confetti gets fun after awhile. You will love it. I do.

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    1. What's not to like? No horrible back stitch or fractionals??? Definitely Heaven!! :)

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  12. I'm not a fan of the style of stitching although I adore the designs! They are not at all difficult to stitch compared to something with lots of fractionals, blended threads, backstitching, metallics or speciality stitches.

    They are time-consuming and for a long while they look like nothing on earth!! I think a silhouette is a good place to start as the confetti and colours changes would be minimal compared to a design with lots of different colours.

    Gridding is a must though and parking helps with multiple colours changes. Good Luck with it!!

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  13. I think you should take the HAED plunge and get it!! They do take a long time to stitch but so much fun!!

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  14. Such a pretty choice. I haven't done a HAED ever, so no comments on that, but would love to see your stitching as you go along if you decide to do it. Happy Stitching no matter what! :)

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  15. This one is one my wish list and I would say go for it! Heaven and Earth charts, although they are large are really very easy. All full stitch and no back stitch.

    You don't have to use parking. some people are colour chasers as they are called and just do all one colour first, this chart would be perfect for that as you could just do all the black.

    I really hope you give it a try, I have become a true addict now with about 25 charts in my stash (eek!)

    Also, is it available in Mini? If not you could always request it on the website :)

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    1. Thanks Emma! I've seen the Mini, I guess they are just a smaller version with less colour details... 25 charts, OMG, better get stitching!!! :D

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  16. I love HAED's and was intimidated at first, but really, no back stitching, no half or quarter stitches, no beads, just simple and straight forward crosses make the fact that there's a lot of confetti bearable. Once you start, I bet you'll be hooked!

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    1. Thanks Katy, I think you're right :)

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  17. I am in total awe of these designs.

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    1. I admire the details but some designs are not my cup of tea but this one, I thought would be ok for a first! :)

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  18. have a drop on Lelsi's blog =)
    http://fabulousfrogger.blogspot.fr/
    she is a HAED fan if my memory is good.... =D
    I can't help, I never did
    but sure you can do it and it will be amazing
    big hugs
    xxx

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    1. Thanks for the advice sweetie!! :), Mii x

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  19. Hi Stunner!!
    I am a mad crazy lunatic fan of HAED and have over well over 100 charts. I have "Catch the stars" which is by the same artist as "out for a stroll" The colours are pretty much identical and I was looking through the chart and there is hardly any confetti. It's has a lot of blocks of one colour and for a HAED it's pretty easy going. All HAED designs are just full crosses or tent stitch. No beading, backstitch or any of that other nasty stuff.

    I think this is actually a great choice of chart to get your feet wet with HAED, and it's an amazing pic.

    I say go for it!! Happy Christmas

    xox Alicia

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    1. Thank you for your comment Alicia! The idea of no backstitch, partials or beads sounds exciting. I was hoping too there wouldn't be too much confetti so I might just go ahead with the Haed :)

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  20. Oops sorry forgot to add, you probably won't need to park with this design due to the large chunks of blocks of colour. Maybe when you get to some confetti bits just do it by the 10x10 grid to get through it if you feel. However I won't be using the parking method when I work on my chart. Hope this helps. xoxo

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    1. It helps a lot, thank you!! Very kind of you to have taken the time to leave me some info, Mii x

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    2. You're welcome sweetie, I'm glad I could help.
      xox

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  21. I don't have any good advice for you since I haven't even tried to stitch anything like this. I only want to wish you good luck with it =D

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    1. Awww thank you! I hope I won't regret it...

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  22. You ask great questions. I believe you received all of the answers you were looking for.
    I have 2 completed HAED and I am working on a BAP now. My others were a QS and a SK.
    They take time, but if it is something you love, it makes the journey much more enjoyable.
    I do not park my threads, I have tried but since I am a cross country stitcher, it didn't work well for me at all.
    HAED are all full stitches, no partials or backstitching.
    In the end, remember, it is one X at a time!
    Good luck, I love the pattern you are looking at.

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    1. Thank you sweetie! I just want to start it asap, I don't want to wait for Christmas :D

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  23. I've never stitched any HAED but this looks soooo pretty =)
    I hope you'll stitch it!! :D

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  24. What a nice design! I love it and if you haven't already added it to your DH's list, you should!

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