Colors used could be like normal assorted colors, color expansion (90 to 250 colors) or max colors (which is max 250)
Symbol sizes comes in regular format or large symbol format. (larger symbol meant that you will have more pages to complete as compare to regular format. To be honest, having larger symbol will be less straining on your eyes)
As to how you choose the project size is really up to your preference. The larger the size, the more details it can capture. Prices varies according to the sizes or the color used so do take note on this.
Back to the fabric, I mentioned all their charts are based on 25ct fabric. 25ct means 25 stitches per inch and so the higher the count, meant the completed size will be smaller. Which also means the higher the count, the holes on the fabric will be even smaller.
I think its crazy really. So I decided to get either the 16ct or 18ct fabric for this new project from HAED. The completed size of this project will be larger than whats indicated on the cover page and since I chose the regular size and not the mini, I reckon it will take even longer to complete.
|Wish I Were Stitching|
|arrived on 07/06/16|
I DON'T RECOMMEND BUYING ALL 88 COLORS & THEIR ESTIMATED QUANTITY IN ONE SHOT. (unless you are like mega rich and can just afford to get it all at once)
Now, I just need to get my fabric and I can start as soon as the threads arrive. I probably will update the blog with compiled photos after its done which would be possibly in 2 years or so but my progress will be documented over at Instagram under the hash tag "haed첫번째도전"
p.s If you have a project in mind and you want to calculate how much fabric you might need, you could use the following link. Be sure to add at least 2 to 3 inches on all sides on top of the "stitched area" for framing purpose etc.
Cross-stitch Fabric Calculator
Ok, 2years is just an estimate. Because I chose the regular sized and in large symbol format, I have 121 pages of charts to refer. Completed size is approximate 34 3/4" (W) 44" (H). Let me show you how big roughly this will end up.
I plan to kick start this project officially this coming weekend, so I have to start preparing for it.
These excess fabric can be used for smaller projects in future. Maybe bookmark? Possibility endless. I kept it away in ziplock with the fabric from Spotlight which I will be using for other large projects in future. If not, I can always cut it down to do smaller projects.
|from cross stitch joy. received on 08/06/16|
(apparently their email was in my junk folder which I did not realized days after registering. the email informed me a day after they process my order that the bobbins were in the midst of restocking and hence their mail out the available ones first)
Anyway, all set to proceed with starting this weekend (11.06.16) ~ Woohoo!
p.s. Golden Dragon in Chinatown sells cosmos threads only at S$0.80/skein. They no longer sell or bring in DMC threads and even thou they had a conversion table for DMC to Cosmos I do not recommend trusting it 100% because I brought my own stash of DMC down to test check but I find some or most of it is different by a shade somehow. Similar, yet different. Therefore, if you start with DMC then its best to end with DMC and not switch midway. Don't say I never warn you.
Other links you might be interested:
Wish I Was Stitching - SG shop
Pretty Little Things In A Box (Wish I Was Stitching's Blog)
Cross Stitch Joy - SG local shop (online only)
Heaven and Earth Designs