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Adorable Collie|1858

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Each square on a chart, both occupied and unoccupied, represents two threads of linen unless otherwise stated. Each occupied square equals one stitch unless otherwise stated.
Material Type: Aida Generic White
Sewing Count: 14/inch or 55/100mm
Design Size: 169 x 128 stitches
Sewn Design Size: 12.1 x 9.1 inches or 307 x 232 mm
Suggested Material Size: 18 x 15 inches or 457 x 382 mm
Stitch Style: Cross-stitch Using 2 strands

Adorable Collie
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169 x 128 stitches 36 colors

Tension in your stitching is by far the easiest thing to correct, especially if you’re using a hoop – pull tight but not so tight that you stretch the hole at all. If you stitch in hand you have to be more careful.

I find that pulling the thread mostly through and then using my little finger in the hand holding the needle to “flick” the tail the final bit gives perfect tension and is reproducible for each stitch. Pay attention to the tension you’re applying as, if you stitch in different directions or do “patches” of stitching over the piece, you’ll pull it in weird directions.