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Andean Condor|4702

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To find the center of your fabric, fold it in half one way and then fold it in half the other way. Pinch and crease the center point to mark it. You can place a pin in the center or make a small stitch to further mark the center point.
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.