Ann Logan

'Birds' album

Andean Condor|4702

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Many stitchers prefere to use an embroidery hoop or a scrollbar stretcher. Nonetheless, it's still many times the fabric, which is usually made of cotton, eventualy becomes rumpled or wrinkled during the stitching process. Properly ironing the fabric before framing is a quick, easy way of eliminating wrinkles and leaving your cross stitch project looking its best.
Material Type: Aida Generic White
Sewing Count: 14/inch or 55/100mm
Design Size: 148 x 129 stitches
Sewn Design Size: 10.6 x 9.2 inches or 269 x 234 mm
Suggested Material Size: 16.5 x 15.1 inches or 419 x 384 mm
Stitch Style: Cross-stitch Using 2 strands

Andean Condor
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148 x 129 stitches 8 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.