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Re: Your Guide to the Basics of Embroidery

Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 1:43 pm
by Eliste
Alicebluesummers wrote:Hiya, I just started stitching. I just bought some awesome patterns off of etsy! I bought a tutorial book along with supplies, but the codes the book uses are different from the codes on the pattern. Does anyone know what "Mark" "code" and "Ct" mean on patterns?


Mark is what symbol is used on the pattern probably.
Code is most likely the DMC color code- aka the code for the floss.
Ct is almost certainly count, meaning how many stitches you will do with that color.

Re: Your Guide to the Basics of Embroidery

Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 1:44 pm
by lpgeorge123
"Mark" is the symbol used in the pattern. So every time you see the "+" on your pattern, that is where you would stitch with the black 310 thread.

The "ct" stands for count. It's the number of stitches total that you will do in that color. It gives an idea of how much thread you'll be using, and what the most common colors are. In your pattern, it looks like you'll be mostly using the white B5200 color.

Re: Your Guide to the Basics of Embroidery

Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 3:51 pm
by Alicebluesummers
Thank you so much! I'm stitching Rarity from my little pony :)

Re: Your Guide to the Basics of Embroidery

Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 8:34 pm
by Alicebluesummers
I messed up on one leg, but over all I'm very happy with it :)

Re: Your Guide to the Basics of Embroidery

Posted: Fri May 24, 2013 8:04 am
by elleinad
starrley wrote:I just bought a Dritz double-sided marking pen. The purple side is actual disappearing ink. The blue side is the Mark-B-Gone ink that comes out with water. Both are very useful! :D


awwww, i had that pen too...before my dog chomped it to pieces :cray: