Ann Logan


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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.
Material Type: Aida Generic White
Sewing Count: 14/inch or 55/100mm
Design Size: 151 x 116 stitches
Sewn Design Size: 10.8 x 8.3 inches or 274 x 210 mm
Suggested Material Size: 16.7 x 14.2 inches or 424 x 360 mm
Stitch Style: Cross-stitch Using 2 strands

Bird of Paradise
DMC Threads
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151 x 116 stitches 27 colors

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Use a sharp pair of small scissors to avoid frayed ends on your floss. There are many embroidery scissors or thread clippers to choose from. The most useful size of embroidery scissor for cross stitch is probably 3/12 inch or 4 inch. It is a convenient size for snipping ends of floss while you stitch. Clip the floss with a small tail or with no tail at all. It’s a matter of choice. Beware of ends showing through the fabric. We have many fancy designer scissors and several more plain scissors to choose from. Some of my favorites are by Gingher and they are truly collectors items. They come in a variety of colorful handles and there are new ones every season. Right now the newest one is called Tessa. Store your scissors in the sheath that they come with or in a scissor block if you collect scissors. A scissor block is similar to a knife block.