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Gloshei message #1
Hi everyone
September 10, 2019 at 6:40:46 AM
 
Hi my name is gloshei and just joined this group so still finding mopey way around. Has anyone any tips on how to get started please.
I love beading but by no means an expert but saw on a group in Facebook that a lady was beading her son and another her daughters wedding picture. Ah I thought what a brilliant idea ( my daughter got married in June) what am I thinking as I don't know where to start.
I'm sure you will advise and help me on this long journey
Cheers gloshei


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Stitchboard Admin message #2
Re: Hi everyone
September 10, 2019 at 10:03:40 PM  (in response to Gloshei message #1)
 
Gloshei,
Welcome! Smile What a wonderful and interesting name you have!
I'm sure your daughter will love such a beautiful and thoughtful gift! Kiss
In my opinion, I don't think one necessarily needs to be an expert beader to do a project like this. Though it definitely does require a LOT of patience, as it's a super long-term project!
A suggestion I have for starting something so large is if you'll be using even count peyote, to bead a number of waste rows before you start your project. The reason I suggest that is to stabilize the rows so that you'll be able to work from bottom to top very evenly. I actually do this for small projects, so it doesn't just work for large ones. Otherwise, I find the bottom rows of any project can look wonky and unattractive, as I'm just getting into the correct tension for the beadwork. Frown
Best of luck and if you have any questions, please feel free to ask! Smile



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Gloshei message #3
Re: Hi everyone
September 11, 2019 at 1:22:36 PM  (in response to Stitchboard Admin message #2)
 
Thanks for your reply I will certainly bear that in mind.
So is this where the Wizard comes in for making a graph still slowly understanding it.
Or!! I could do it as beaded cross stitch couldn't I ?


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poey223 message #4
Re: Hi everyone
September 11, 2019 at 6:10:39 PM  (in response to Gloshei message #1)
 
Welcome Gloshei....I just joined, myself. I have been a crafter and bead weaver for many many years, but I look forward to learning some new things here. Good luck!


 
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Stitchboard Admin message #5
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September 12, 2019 at 8:25:59 AM  (in response to Gloshei message #3)
 
Gloshei,
You could definitely work in beaded cross stitch if you choose. Keep in mind that beaded cross stitch will leave your beads on a diagonal slant, though if you're working large scale, that probably won't affect much, since the more beads you have in your project the more coverage you'll have and the less the slant will be obvious. Still, it may be something to consider. You might perhaps want to try something smaller to see if you're happy with the way the slant of the beads look before you tackle something larger. Smile Also, with cross stitch you'll want to consider your fabric carefully, since the cross stitch fabric isn't exactly the same shape as your beads, so some of the fabric could show through. (Definitely use the same color of thread to apply your beads as the fabric, so there's less to show through the beadwork. Again, I'd suggest trying with a smaller scale image, perhaps a small cross stitch pattern made in beads, so you can see if this is what you'll ultimately like. Smile)
I think it's wonderful that you're willing to think outside the box and consider options beyond traditional stitches! Kiss



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Gloshei message #6
Re: Hi everyone
September 12, 2019 at 8:33:18 AM  (in response to poey223 message #4)
 
Hi Poey223 I'm still learning and on,y wish I'd started a long time ago, but I'll get there.
Like you I'm looking toward to learning more here we'll have to keep each other motivated
Thanks for saying hi 😻


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Gloshei message #7
Re: Hi everyone
September 12, 2019 at 8:35:16 AM  (in response to Stitchboard Admin message #5)
 
Hi thanks for the tips I know your right try a smaller project first, so much I want to try but baby steps eh!



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Gloshei message #8
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September 13, 2019 at 6:21:42 AM  (in response to Stitchboard Admin message #5)
 
Sorry I had to reply to this message ( having a senior moment could remember where to post question)
I've tried a couple of patterns on the wizard but one was massive and the se cons was missing some text.
My question is fore maple how do I create a pattern to fit a pen!
I do a lot of pen wraps and would like to work out my own but can't for the life if me get the sizing right.
The size is approx 2.44 inches wide and 1.44 inches high they take about 966 beads any tips on where I am going wrong.



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Stitchboard Admin message #9
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September 13, 2019 at 6:38:15 AM  (in response to Gloshei message #8)
 
Gloshei,
I'm not sure you'll be able to work as small as you need to for a pen wrap, unfortunately. The freePatternWizard is best used when you give it an image that is the same number of pixels as you'll need for number of beads (stitches).
In other words if you wanted a pattern that was, say, 20 beads across you'd give the freePatternWizard an image that was 20 pixels across, then give it 20 stitches across in option #6. (At this time the horizontal measurement is the only one you can give to the freePatternWizard. This will eventually change, but for now it's not possible to override the computer figuring the vertical measurement for you.)
It's best to work all patterns like that with the freePatternWizard. With text, the problem is that if you have an image that is larger and you're trying to make it smaller (or smaller and you're trying to make it larger), it will only distort and give you things like missing text. Text is especially difficult because unless you're going pixel to bead it usually has thin lines that will either be represented in the pattern by thick areas or they'll disappear altogether. The best solution for that is to give it an image that already has the dimensions you want, so if you wanted a pattern that was 50 beads by 50 rows, you'd give it an image that's 50x50. Again, the vertical on that can't be guaranteed, but for the horizontal, pixels to stitches will work best. Smile



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Gloshei message #10
Re: Hi everyone
September 13, 2019 at 6:46:01 AM  (in response to Stitchboard Admin message #9)
 
Wow thank you for that information 🙈 You can tell I'm new to this.
So roughly a pixel is a bead! Is that right
Is it okay if I keep trying on wizard only don't know how many times I can use it, practice makes perfect they say.
I love the way you are so helpful thank you so much 🌹


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Stitchboard Admin message #11
Re: Hi everyone
September 13, 2019 at 7:07:23 AM  (in response to Gloshei message #10)
 
Gloshei,
You're so welcome! Kiss
Yes, you're correct, a pixel will be equal to a bead in a pattern. Smile
Feel free to try making all of the patterns you'd like! Of course we want you to make a pattern that you'll like, not get stuck with something you don't, so experiment all you wish. Kiss



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Gloshei message #12
Re: Hi everyone
September 13, 2019 at 7:27:52 AM  (in response to Stitchboard Admin message #11)
 
Bless you your so encouraging ifI get it right I'll post my finished project.🙈


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Stitchboard Admin message #13
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September 13, 2019 at 8:34:34 PM  (in response to Gloshei message #12)
 
Gloshei,
Awesome...looking forward to seeing what you make! Kiss



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