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Sharing some DQ projects

Video game craft projects made with thread and needles...
AerynB
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Re: Sharing some DQ projects

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Made some progress on this one. Warlock and Specter from Dragon Quest I done. (a.k.a. prestidigitator and spitegeist in most recent localization)
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Some things I've learned this year:
1) Use a pack of needles for a project instead of just one. You can leave a snipped thread on a needle for when you need that color again. Saves a bit of time.

2) There were some DMC threads added a few years back that show up in my patterns on PCStitch, however they're hard / impossible to find now (3880s and 3890s). I've now deleted them from PCStitch so that it won't choose those colors first when uploading a picture, but find closer matches in available colors.

3) Print to PDF and then upload PDF to Pattern Keeper to track progress. So far it's been a lot easier to see what needs to be stitched vs. what has been stitched. I was afraid PCStitch wouldn't export to PDF, but the internet helped me figure it out. Phew.

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I agree! Having multiple needles for a project is huge! Also a huge fan of if I am using a color that has a lot of stitches, I will preload multiple needles, so when I'm done with a strand, I can just keep going instead of having to stop and rethread!
Those DMC threads...I'm not a fan of limited edition colors like that! Glad that you were able to delete them from PCStitch!
And yay for being able to upload into Pattern Keeper! That app is a game changer!
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Ooh, I hadn't thought of pre-threading the same color on many needles. Usually I cut double the length if I know I'm doing a big section, but it frays more easily, gets more tangled, and other assorted bad things. Pre-threading sounds like a much better way to go!

It's funny how cross-stitching is such a simple hobby and you think you know everything there is to know, but even in my early forties I'm learning new things!

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Same!!! Totally learning new things all the time! Love the fact that everyone can truly make this hobby their own, between patterns, techniques, stitching styles...it's endless!
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The colours look good :) Its often a bit of a challenge to find equivalent colours for some of the discontinued numbers.
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