The fabric you use for any design should always be at least 2" longer on all sides beyond the design area. This helps hold the fabric in the hoop or q-snap when you are stitching, and also allows you to stretch the piece for finishing.
Material Type: Aida Generic White
Sewing Count: 14/inch or 55/100mm
Design Size: 78 x 64 stitches
Sewn Design Size: 5.6 x 4.6 inches or 142 x 116 mm
Suggested Material Size: 11.5 x 10.5 inches or 292 x 266 mm
Stitch Style: Cross-stitch Using 2 strands
The normal way to do cross stitch embroidery is to transfer the pattern on the fabric, then count the number of stitches on the pattern and work it on the fabric. This is why it is called the counted cross stitch. This simply sounds complicated . Cross stitch is not at all complicated. You can do the work free hand and it will still be a beauty.
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