Carole Heredia, Philippines: I just recently finished a big cross stitch project (18"x14" using 64 different color threads) and I wouldn't have been able to do it had it not been for the Easy-Count Guideline™ that I bought from you. I am so grateful for the Easy-Count Guideline™ as it helped me so much in finding myself in the stitching of the project as well helping me make sure that the stitches are correct. I will send you a picture of my finished work once I pick it up from the framers. (Read More)
Katherine Olsen, Green Bay, WI: I just got one (Easy-Count Guideline™ spool) from Nordic Needle and have started using it. You are a genius!! I love it!! I have MS and I have trouble with concentration sometimes but I love to stitch. This product has made stitching so much more fun and no more time wasted ripping when I miscount. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Marie White, Orua Bay, Waiuku, New Zealand: It is a magnificent product and needs serious promotion. It's the shredding of sewing thread that is such a pain when pulling it out! No troubles with this product. A delight.
Connie's Cross-Stitch Blog by Connie G. Barwick,
About.com Guide to Cross-Stitch: From conversations in the Forum, I know that many of you haven't tried gridding yet. I know all the reasons because I use to be one of you! I thought that gridding was a lot of work. I worried that the gridding lines would be hard to remove. I figured I could frog or work around mistakes, and so on. That was before I tried Easy-Count Guideline™ . I received a sample to test and so, being the conscientious Cross Stitch Guide that I am, I was "forced" to try out gridding. Well, I quickly determined that I would be a gridder from this point forward! Reading about it is one thing, but if you have been hesitant to try gridding, or to try Easy-Count Guideline™ , watch the Easy-Count Guideline video on You Tube on the www.rseasycount.com web site. It might just convince you to try gridding after all.
Deborah Tanner, Tanner Paper Collectibles, Manistique, Michigan: Thanks very much. I've had to really downsize my crafting over the years as an irreparable torn rotator cuff has limited my abilities, and Fibromyalgia makes things just plain exhausting. I'd had some fabric with a grid years ago in Canada - not waste fabric - but haven't seen it in years. This takes a little more work to set up, obviously, but I'm looking forward to the time and effort it is going to save me in the long run. Thanks again for this innovative product.
Nancy L. Blum, Houston, Texas: I bought a spool of this (Easy-Count Guideline™ ) from The Stitchery earlier this year. I have to tell you, I think this is the best thing since sliced bread! I'm currently cross-stitching a photograph of one of my cats and there is NO WAY I could have completed this project without your product.
Connie G. Thomas, About.com Guide to Cross Stitch: “Believe me when I say that I will never do another large (and probably small) project without using your product. I even went back and added grids to some partially completed projects. I plan to teach some classes next year and you can be sure I will tell my students about this product as well!” www.crossstitch.about.com
Nordic Needle, Inc., Fargo, North Dakota: “Easy-Count Guideline™ will keep your place on the fabric itself, reducing counting time and improving your stitching speed by up to a third. Count once and spend all your time stitching, not counting! Instructions are included for the best ways to use this basting thread. 100% nylon thread does not get caught up in your stitching, and is easy to remove.” www.nordicneedle.com
Keepsake Needlearts, Inc., Center Harbor, New Hampshire: Keepsake Needlearts, Inc. has listed Easy-Count Guideline™ as a “tool” in its needlearts catalog this past year, along with floss, scissors, and other essential cross stitch tools of the trade. “As visitors enter their Keepsake NeedleArts shop in Center Harbor, New Hampshire, they’ll be greeted with a warm welcome, soft music and color, wonderful color. A light, airy atmosphere and soothing green walls provide the backdrop for a profusion of cross-stitch, needlepoint, crewel and rug-hooking kits, beautiful completed models for inspiration, books galore, yarns, tools and notions.” www.keepsakeNeedleArts.com
Cammy Thompson, Columbia, South Carolina: “I can now stitch anywhere, even while riding in the car on a trip. What a difference!! Using the Easy-Count Guideline™ to grid off my fabric, I am not constantly looking back and forth, counting, and recounting. I can relax and enjoy my hobby, even on the Interstate.”
Mary, Camelot RV Park, Malabar, Florida: “Just a quick note. I have gotten a frame and mounted the lighthouse project I completed at Camelot using Easy-Count Guideline™. Considering that I only spent $10 on the kit, I’m so impressed. It turned out very pretty. Now I have to decide where to hang it! I have started a new cross stitch project using your method. A real challenge with flesh tones! But already the red threads are helping me to keep things in order. Again a big thank you.”
Christine Jarrett, Washington, Illinois: “My little two-year old kept watching me as I cross stitched. Although my husband was left in charge of watching little Timothy when I stepped out of the room, I returned to find that “even a two-year old” can easily remove the Easy-Count Guideline™ with little or no effort. (Smile) In the future, I will place my project in a more secure location while I am gone. With just a few minutes work in weaving the Easy-Count Guideline™ back into my fabric, I was “up and running again.”
Stitches n Things, Fenton, Michigan: “This is where you'll find everything that's NEW. Charts in the racks ... large and small; kits; fabrics; whatever -- if it's NEW, it will be here ... and this area will change monthly as we get each new shipment in. I know this will be your first stop when you visit." www.stitchesnthings.com
From Russia with Easy-Count Guideline™: Even cross-stitch/needle arts shops in Moscow, Russia, have ordered and sold the new Easy-Count Guideline.™