UP FOR A CHALLENGE?
The world’s largest cross stitch pattern was published 2011 by Joanna Lopianowki-Roberts, who designed and stitched it. The design of the Sistine Chapel ceiling contains 628,296 stitches and the finished size on 14-count is 40″ x 80″ or 100 cm x 200 cm. She spent 718 designing, 68 hours picking colors and 2,872 hours stitching. She used a total of 1206 colors, 421 DMC colors and the rest two strand blends of those colors.
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WCSD 2021 KEEPSAKE
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Overrun by ALL THAT STASH?
Too many patterns? Fabric you will never use? Just running out of space?
Stitch this small design to commemorate your participation in World Cross Stitch Day 2021.
Do You Pull Your Floss from the Correct End?
Or do you end up with a tangled blob? If you are in the latter category, check out this article by Mary Corbett.
There have been several inquiries about future WCSD dates. WCSD is always the second Friday in August. Here are the actual dates for the next several years:
2022 - August 12
2023 - August 11
2024 - August 9
2025 - August 8
destash. Verb. (third-person singular simple present destashes, present participle destashing, simple past and past participle destashed) (textiles, informal) To remove (a yarn, fabric, equipment, etc.) from one's collection.
World's Largest Cross Stitch
created by a single person
Peter Volna from the Slovak Republic stitched a part of da Vinci's Last Supper painting. It contains 1,111, 396 stitches and the finished size on 14-count is 76" x 53" (1.94 m x 1.34 m). It took 10 years of stitching 3 hours a day to complete and used 30 miles (48 kilometers) of floss.