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07-07-2010, 08:39 PM
Hi all. I'm getting ready again to start 794 pea****. I believe I will stitch it on light blue monaco fabric 28 count over two. But I do need some help. 1: there are approximately 150 colors including blends. What is the best way to organize them. There appear to be many, many confetti stitches, so ease of access is quite necessary. 2: what is scatter stitching. I saw the term in one of the posts, and I thought it might be applicable for this piece. and last, but not least, when stitching blends does one stitch one color of the blend at a time, or should both be threaded together and layed accordingly.

Any and all responses will be gratefully accepted.

Thank you all,


07-07-2010, 08:44 PM
Hello Steven,

Several people use the Pako organizers. I just started using them myself.

Scatter stitching is also like cross country stitching - you just stitch by color and not row by row or in a consecutive manner.

With blends, you put both colors in your needle at the same time - then stitch. Laying the stitches will be neater and show both colors.

Enjoy :-)

07-08-2010, 01:10 PM
I am stitching this pattern at the moment.I use black 18ct aida.
I use bobbins with DMC numbers on each one.Keep sybol list on the lid of the box-I look-up the sybol and see what nuber of thread I need.That is for solids.For blends,I look-up the symbol,see 2 numbers,take one thread from first bobbin,one from second.Left over of the blend I put in organizer card with a symbol on it,so when I need it again later,I just look-up the right symbol in organizer card.If I have left over of the solid-I just put it back in the bobbin.Sorry if I didn't explain it well,english isn't my first language.Here are a few pictures-my organizer and my work in progress.http://www.goldenkite.com/e107_files/public/1278587338_8993_FT39093_dsc00460_edited1_.jpg (http://www.goldenkite.com/e107_files/public/1278587338_8993_FT39093_dsc00460_edited1.jpg)http://www.goldenkite.com/e107_files/public/1278587338_8993_FT39093_dsc00461_edited1_.jpg (http://www.goldenkite.com/e107_files/public/1278587338_8993_FT39093_dsc00461_edited1.jpg)

07-08-2010, 02:07 PM
Hi Steven! I do the same as Karen and Alyona. It works very well!! I am stitching Echo and Narcissus and it is my first GK pattern.

07-08-2010, 05:25 PM
Thank you all for your quick responses. Of course now the question is: what is a pako organizer? I think I know, but I'm not certain.

07-08-2010, 06:02 PM
Pako is the brand. The organizer has sections (mine has 16 small and 1 big) in which sections you can put bobbins, which are included when you buy a Pako organizer. You can buy a Pako organizer (or another brand for that matter) in a needleworkshop or online at 123Stitch.com for instance. This is the link to 123Stitch.

[link=hyperlink url]http://www.123stitch.com/cgi-perl/abcSearch/search.cgi[/URL]

07-08-2010, 06:05 PM
Steven, sorry, this was the wrong link.

here it is:

[link=hyperlink url]http://www.123stitch.com/cgi-perl/itemdetail.pl?item=DAR-10674[/URL]

07-08-2010, 06:07 PM
Oh, I forgot to tell: there are bobbins made by plastic or made by cardboard. I prefer cardboard, because it is easy to write (for instance the numbers of floss) on them.

07-08-2010, 08:49 PM
Actually a pako organiser is one of these. There are two types, one for floss and one for loaded needles. http://www.goldenkite.com/e107_files/public/1278614918_300_FT39093_floss_organiser_.jpg (http://www.goldenkite.com/e107_files/public/1278614918_300_FT39093_floss_organiser.jpg)

They can be very usefull but I always go back to my bobbin box in the end.

07-08-2010, 10:05 PM
I have used Floss-A-Way bags for at least 20 years. I love them, and can't imagine stitching without them. !heart :)

07-09-2010, 12:03 AM
I also use the Pako Thread Organizer that Fran pictured here. They also have a Needle organizer so when purchasing you must be careful to read which is which.

Jolande, I believe the link you gave is to a box to hold bobbins. I use one of those for my Solid threads and for the Blended I use the Pako Thread Organizer.

Lucy :)

07-09-2010, 12:11 AM
Yes Lucy and that box works perfect for me. In that box I have the blended floss and the solid floss I keep in a drawer, that is normally used for srews, nails, etc.

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