Ann Logan

'Birds' album

Barn Owl|1924

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Embroidery needles used for cross-stitch are often called cross stitch needles or tapestry needles.
Cross stitch needles come in different sizes depending on thickness. Most commonly used size is 24. It is the best choice for stitching on 14-count aida.
A tapestry needle is a hand sewing needle with a blunt end and a large eye.
You don't need a sharp needle to use with an open weave like Aida.
The rounded tip of a tapestry needle is important because it helps to ensure you don't accidentally pierce the threads of the fabric.
Material Type: Aida Generic White
Sewing Count: 14/inch or 55/100mm
Design Size: 82 x 100 stitches
Sewn Design Size: 5.9 x 7.1 inches or 149 x 181 mm
Suggested Material Size: 11.8 x 13 inches or 299 x 331 mm
Stitch Style: Cross-stitch Using 2 strands

Barn Owl
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82 x 100 stitches 27 colors

Good lighting makes or breaks a cross stitch project. Proper lighting prevents floss color confusion. Adequate lighting prevents improper stitch placement. It also makes the chart much easier to read. Light sources do not have to be expensive.