Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Is it difficult?

I had a really interesting discussion on my Facebook page yesterday about how it wasn't always easy to tell how hard a design was to stitch. Hopefully I have managed to rectify that now. I have added difficulty ratings to each page of the Speciality Stitch designs. Each design gets a rating from 1 to 5 with 1 being the easiest and 5 the most advanced. I would recommend complete beginners started with a 1, though if you are an experienced cross stitcher, crewel worker etc then a 2 should be pretty simple. You can see a description of the ratings here  or just access the page by clicking on the rating under the design. 
All of my designs come with very detailed instructions which are especially written to be clear to someone who has never encountered the stitch before. Even if you have encountered it I always recommend reading through all of the instructions first just to be clear (JN I am thinking of you :) )
Above all I am always happy to answer any questions that anyone has about any part of one of my patterns. I have discovered over time that what makes perfect sense to one person won't necessarily be clear to another so if I can find a way that does I will certainly try.