I used this die to create faux canvas background effect and I am absolutely happy about the result. The delicate texture is really amazing.
This is a very pretty die for a background. I’m also able to cross stitch with this with a small needle and taking my embroidery floss down to one strand. The holes are very small and very close together. As you can see from my picture I ripped a hole in the paper trying to use my floss with all 6 strands. But once I took it down to one, it’s working well.
Even though the description said this plate was for cross-stitch, the holes are too small for even a very narrow needle to go from back to front. I am surprised that Altenew advertised the plate for cross-stitch knowing that it was not satisfactory for such.
Thanks for posting in your review and feedback. We're sorry to hear you're not satisfied with the holes.
A slim/small needle should be able to go through as it pierces small holes once used. We're happy to look into this further. Can you please send us a photo of how it looked on your end after using the die? Also, please let us know the weight of the card stock used and the type of shim used.
We look forward to hearing form you soon.
I bought this die to use for subtly textured backgrounds - so far it is perfect! I love this! I have made a few background panels and done ink smooshing- I love how the ink settles and lends to a very abstract look without being overpowering!
I knew I had to have this die as soon as I saw it and am not disappointed. It combines two crafts I love - counted cross-stitch and stamping. As a background it is unique and I'll be looking at 16 count cross-stitch patterns in a new way.
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