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Bucilla Stitchery FAQ

The best way is to lay all of the strands out from light to dark. The instructional chart included in your kit will tell you how many yards of each color are in the kit so be sure the check the yardage when determining colors.
The best way to try to remove the stain is to hand wash or soak your needlework project in a cold water/mild dish liquid detergent bath. Allow the project to soak. If desired, the project can also be slightly agitated with your fingers in the bath making sure all the soiled area is fully immersed in the soapy water. After soaking, rinse well under cool water. If necessary, repeat soaking in a fresh cool water/mild dish liquid detergent bath, then rinse well once again.

We recommend first trying to simply soak the project in cold water, mild dish liquid and vinegar (Use a mild soap like Joy or Ivory, and 1 ½ cups of vinegar for large projects. ½ cup for smaller project.) Freshen the mixture periodically. If that does not work, you can try a stain stick, but avoid anything that is detergent based.
 
Drag the filament through beeswax before stitching, and then launder as instructed to remove the wax from the piece.
Tape the edges of your fabric with masking tape.
To keep clean between seasons, wrap in white tissue paper and put in a cotton pillow case or cotton sheeting.
If item gets soiled, spot clean with a mild diluted dishwashing liquid. Lightly blot the area and lay flat to dry.
Refer to the color symbol guide in the instructions. Look in the third column (the column with the hands separating the floss). The number in that column tells you how many strands you’ll need for each color in each stitch.
Fold your fabric in half horizontally, and then in half vertically. The point where your folds meet is the middle.
  • Upon completing a needle craft project, it is best to launder it and then set the floss dyes. To do this, begin with a cool water / mild dish liquid detergent bath. Fully immerse the completed project into the soapy water and slightly agitate the fabric using your fingers. 
  • Once clean, remove from the cool water bath and rinse well under cool water until the projects rinses clear. 
  • Next, immerse the project in a cool water/vinegar bath to set the floss colors. To do this, add just a splash of white distilled vinegar to a cool water bath. Allow the project to set a few minutes, then rinse well once again under cool water. 
  • Lay the washed project out flat on a white towel, then roll the towel up to remove excess water and begin drying. Do NOT wring the fabric. 
  • After towel drying, it is best to completely dry the project on an ironing board using a hot iron, with no steam. To do this, lay the washed project stitching side down / back side up on a clean ironing board. Place a pressing cloth over the back of the project and press using a hot, dry iron. Lift and move the iron and continue pressing until all areas are dry and pressed smooth.
Lay a ruler down straight against the edge of your fabric. Carefully count how many squares fall within an inch.
The 1st column is for the type of stitch. The 2nd column is the symbol for the individual colors. The 3rd column is the number of strands to be used in stitching the design. The 4th column is the color name. (Please be advised that the color name is specific to your kit. You may use the same color in another kit and it will be named something different.) The 5th column shows the Bucilla Floss Color Number. The 6th column shows the number of yards your kit should contain of each color. (Please be advised that your kit may be sent 2-yard strands of floss. So if your kit calls for 4 yards of a certain color, you may have 2 long strings that equal that 4 yards.) The 7th column shows the color name in French and Spanish for our International Consumers.
It is best to wrap them in white tissue paper, place them in a box, and store them in a dry place. Do not store them in plastic.
Do all of the embroidery before cutting out the individual pieces.
We have received your request for instructions for your needlecraft project.
The kit you are inquiring about has been discontinued for more than one year. We are only able to service kits that are active or have been discontinued for less than a year, and therefore we are unable to provide you with these instructions.
The blue ink is washable- you stitch it first and then wash it so the ink disappears. The multicolor ink is permanent. It will not disappear. The choice is yours for how you like to stitch.
You can download our Bucilla to DMC conversion chart as a PDF to make sure you're using the appropriate floss for your kit.
Instructions are provided in three languages for our international customers.
We think that designs worked up using a continental stitch come out more beautiful when completed with this stitch than with any other needlepoint stitch. The designs are truer and neater. In addition, the continental stitch uses less yarn than other stitches.
Bucilla tablecloth designs are stamped with water-soluble ink. If you wash the tablecloth before you stitch it, you will lose the pattern. When you are finished stitching your design, you will want to wash the piece so the ink markings do not interfere with your beautiful stitch work.

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