Ann Logan|Cross Stitch Patterns to Download|Black Spaniel|1469

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Black Spaniel|1469

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In cross-stitching correct tension is important. Having too strong or too loose of a tension can totally destroy the impression of your project. The threads should be flat against the fabric you are using, but not too tight, so that they are actually pulling the fabric in any way.
Material Type: Aida Generic White
Sewing Count: 14/inch or 55/100mm
Design Size: 141 x 103 stitches
Sewn Design Size: 10.1 x 7.4 inches or 256 x 187 mm
Suggested Material Size: 16 x 13.3 inches or 406 x 337 mm
Stitch Style: Cross-stitch Using 2 strands

Black Spaniel
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141 x 103 stitches 20 colors

We would argue that crossing stitches in different directions isn't a complete sin, but if you like things looking flawless and professional, make sure you go in the same direction. The top leg can go anywhere, but the corresponding stitches all need to follow suit for a perfect finish.