Saturday, August 30, 2008

Are they kidding?

This is what’s revitalizing the cross stitch world? I’m flabbergasted. Truly. I don’t even know where to begin. Oh, I'll try.
  • You HAED stitchers with your grids stitched with floss and sewing thread. You are such neophytes!
  • You'll stitch in a third less time but it will take you three times as long to set up the fabric.
  • Do you think the fact that hundreds of stitching bloggers are enabling each other has anything at all to do with this "resurgence?" No, why would it? I mean there is red nylon thread to be had.
  • You know the center of a pattern doesn't always line up with the center of a stitched grid, right?
  • $7.50?

16 comments:

livnlaf said...

Maybe a last ditch effort by hiring a PR firm to put put out a video and a press release? Kind of like re-introducing tupperware if you ask me.

riona said...

I've been stitching for 37 years ... how come I didn't notice this major new boon to our craft and the consequent revitalization of the needle arts ... could it possibly be because the vaunted revitalization is a phantom of the over active imagination of a marketing & development guru?

I rarely grid and even when I do, it's a rather sketchy affair, just enough to keep me on track ... more like tailor tacks than full gridding ...

I figure, after all these years of stitching, if I can't read and track a chart, I ought to hang it up.

zoomcity said...

Thank goodness for the video. I was always trying to figure out what was so special about this stuff. Exactly as I suspected...nothing. Thank you.

Kendra said...

Wooo...expensive red sewing thread is REVITALIZING the whole hobby of cross stitching. Yeah, I don't think so.

I tried gridding once...hated it. Ripped it out and gave up after getting just a handful of grid lines done. The only gridding I see myself EVER doing is to indicate borders/sections for a large piece like an RR. And like someone else commented...if I can't read a chart and properly convert it from paper to fabric (not counting minor mistakes, of course), I should just give up.

Anonymous said...

Besides the waste of time, what are they selling? Once you've seen the video you don't need to purchase a product.

These stitchers should switch to needlepoint and stitch on canvas that already has the grid printed on it - or x-stitch prestamped pillow cases. ; )

dd

Annemarie said...

I can't believe I actually watched the entire 3.55 minutes... I kept waiting for the magic product, but I still haven't figured out what it is they're actually selling. Please don't tell me it's the thread?

Glenna said...

Well, I liked her accent. And the fluttery sleeves on her dress. I was waiting for her to call us "dear." She reminded me of someone in a Coen bros. movie. Revitalizing? I didn't know it was dead!

Glenna said...

And "oof" on the robbery. So sucky. I'm so sorry your vacation had to end on that note.

vee said...

I did not watch the video, but I am with everyone else here. Besides, the last time I looked, the hobby is called "counted cross stitch". If you can't count, put down the hoop and go find something else to do.....

Barbara said...

chuckling madly over here ....

Aussie Stitcher said...

They used an engineer to design that, HAHAHAHA. LOL

monique said...

Thanks for posting the video link. I've seen this stuff advertised but thought surely it was something more than just a specific thread to grid with...

C in DC said...

Oh, dear, me. Really? Did the EGA promote this?

Melissa said...

I'm currently banging my head on the table. So the product they are selling is nylon thread? I'm confused. Maybe I need more coffee.

I understand gridding, some people love it and I respect that but what is she selling? The technique? A package of aida with some sulky thread?

Lelia said...

Honestly, a red nylon thread for basting. And at that price?

I watched that video & will never get those minutes back!!

And, I thought the floss separator was odd ... at least that gadget was sorta pretty in a sewing basket!

If you don't know what i"m talking about - see the Shep Bush web site

Michelle said...

Seriously? The real question is - what person is actually going to buy this? I mean, if I was intent on gridding my fabric, and the thought of using nylon thread was revolutionary to me, I would just march my butt down to a local store and buy some - with my 40% off coupon.