Artecy pattern
I see on Facebook that some users put a graph on their material. How is this helpful? I also see some backs with multiple color strands hanging down. How does one avoid picking up one next to another?I finished my Artecy fish after almost a year and it was a real challenge.
Thank you all for your help.
Posted by: samuela17 on 11/12/17
Gridding is used to transfer the grid of the pattern to your fabric. Makes it easier to stitch any area on your fabric...if I grid, I never have to frog stitches. By focusing on a 10 stitch x 10 stitch area, it's almost impossible to miscount...ALMOST. :)
by: VCESS on 11/14/17
I understand what VCESS said because I have been gridding for a couple of years, even on my small projects that are only 60 x 60 stitch. I just want to clarify.. It does not transfer the actual pattern to the fabric. It enables you to have ten by ten squares to match up the grid lines of the graph to the grid lines of the fabric.. Try it; you will like it.
by: NANCYE G on 11/14/17
VCESS...I hate to say it, but you are wrong! I can get lost in a 10x10 grid. Easily! So, I cut it down to 5x5s within the larger grid. And, even then...

That's when I know it's time to put it away for the day. LOL!
by: trykeryder13 on 11/14/17
Aw, go ahead and say it! But I did say, "almost". :)
by: VCESS on 11/14/17
I get lost sometimes on a 10 grid too. Especially with intricate patterns. I pull out the hi-liters and mark off completed stitches on the graph. This really helps me. The lighter markers (orange, pink or green) don’t cover the numbers so it’s easy to track back. The yellow markers don’t work as well I find because they tend to glare with task lighting.
by: mastreick21 on 11/15/17