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African Antelope|5343

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It is tempting to stitch for hours at a time, especially when you can make the time and when you get in the "stitching zone." It is important to avoid this temptation, especially when you are a new stitcher. Taking breaks helps to prevent repetitive stress injuries and eyestrain.
Stop stitching, get up, stretch, rest your eyes and hands for a moment, and then start again if you like. If you have trouble with "getting in the zone" and forgetting to take breaks, use a timer. Use the TV schedule or musical selections. When the buzzer, show or CD stops, it is time for a break.
Material Type: Aida Generic White
Sewing Count: 14/inch or 55/100mm
Design Size: 132 x 147 stitches
Sewn Design Size: 9.4 x 10.5 inches or 240 x 267 mm
Suggested Material Size: 15.3 x 16.4 inches or 390 x 417 mm
Stitch Style: Cross-stitch Using 2 strands

African Antelope
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132 x 147 stitches 16 colors

If you want accurate stitching without counting every stitch you may want to draw gridlines on your cloth. Recently pregrid fabric has become available which is a blessing for the crossstitchers.