Interest in SSR versus 6 strand

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    • #1875
      davesgirl226
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      Is there any interest in SSR? I myself find it’s easier to use on 36/40 count or do most people prefer 6 strand? Opinions please. I would like to call Dragons Blood, not sure if more people would prefer the 6 strand. Dragon Blood is a dark pink/red

    • #1891
      csogle
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      Photo of a piece I am stitching a piece in Dragon Blood now using 6 strand

    • #1892
      csogle
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    • #1895
      infinite_needle
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      I work on a variety of fabric counts and as a result will only buy 6SR in variegated as trying to match up two stands of SSR would be a nightmare. In solid colors I will purchase either.

    • #1900
      Luv2stitch2
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      Isn’t Dragons Blood beautiful?!?!?!? @csogle Your pieces are lovely!

      I love it all but @infinite_needle and I think exactly alike! 🙂

      {{{off to check inventory…}}}

    • #1901
      Veena
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      I prefer 6sr over SSR.

      Veena

    • #1903
      Jcash
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      Oh shoot… I got a few SSR yesterday in my order and I didn’t think about having to match the strands perfectly! Oh well. I don’t usually worry with each separate stitch unless I really want the variegation to show. But I’m guessing that since mentioning I’ll likely do the same and stick to 6SR for the variegated ones.


      @davesgirl226
      … love the color! @csogle Both of your pieces are lovely!!!

    • #1920
      hkl9066
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      For variegateds, I prefer 6SR because it is more versatile if I am stitching on a lower count, or if I am using it for a different technique such as needlepoint or surface embroidery where I will need more than one strand.

      If the color is a solid, than of course it matters less if it is SSR or 6SR.

    • #2095
      Ginger Carneal
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      I prefer SSR to be honest. I tend to stitch on the higher counts and it is simply more convenient.

    • #2133
      VikkiHDF
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      Points: 94

      I have lots of SSR. I can do half skeins of SSR when I dye a 6 stranded if we can figure out a way to work that out.

      Vikki

    • #2135
      davesgirl226
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      That would be great, for example, the Examplar crushed berry SSR Is now at 6, and BeBopped pink, 5, so we’re at half hank now

    • #2185
      Jcash
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      I noticed that @davesgirl226 after this discussion of matching single strands but figured I do my best and go with it.

      But half skeins would be awesome at some point Vikki!!

    • #2188
      CristinG
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      I prefer 6SR…. just my opinion.

    • #2401
      VikkiHDF
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      Points: 94

      So what I did was announce that any SSR people could call on a color thread. The 6SR has to follow the rules to get dyed – multiples of 10, but the SSR people will get theirs when I dye the color, even if only one was called.
      Take a look at the topic in the forum where I cover this.

      Vikki
      who believes in speak and be heard!

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