The best way to do cross stitch is to do the first half of each stitch in a row done first then go back and finish the next half. This way you get all the stitches slanting in the same direction. It is very important that the slant is in the same direction for the top thread and the bottom thread of the cross stitch for all the stitches.
But there are expert cross stitchers who do individual cross stitches ( titching the full cross stitch as you go) and do a very good job of it. So each to his/ her own.
Material Type: Aida Generic White
Sewing Count: 14/inch or 55/100mm
Design Size: 90 x 84 stitches
Sewn Design Size: 6.4 x 6 inches or 163 x 152 mm
Suggested Material Size: 12.3 x 11.9 inches or 313 x 302 mm
Stitch Style: Cross-stitch Using 2 strands
To embroider properly use a special cross stitch needle. Such needles do not have a point and are larger because the thread is also thicker.
In the average pack of needles, you will find different sizes.
There are also specific needlework needles that allow you to do a certain stitch better, such as a French knot.
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