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Basset Hound|1458

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As you stitch, the thread will tend to get twisted. Every once in a while, let your needle and thread hang freely to let it unwind.
Material Type: Aida Generic White
Sewing Count: 14/inch or 55/100mm
Design Size: 136 x 100 stitches
Sewn Design Size: 9.7 x 7.1 inches or 247 x 181 mm
Suggested Material Size: 15.6 x 13 inches or 397 x 331 mm
Stitch Style: Cross-stitch Using 2 strands

Basset Hound
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136 x 100 stitches 29 colors

Cross stitch is typically done using a round-end tapestry needle. The size you use depends on your fabric. If you are stitching a kit, use the needle that came with it. If not, see this article on choosing a needle for cross stitch.

Thread your needle just as you would a needle for hand sewing. Don’t make a knot in the tail end. You will stitch over the tail as you work to secure it without needing a knot. As a general rule, you want to avoid using knots when cross stitching because they can leave lumps in the final piece.