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Black-capped Chickadee|1264

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Most designs supposed to be done using two strands of embroidery floss. But the floss is usually sold in six strand packaging.
So before threading your needle, you should separate all the 6 strands.
To do it just cut somewhat about 15”-18” (35 - 45 cm) of the thread. Hold it near the top with one hand allowing the bottom to untwist. Now pull each ply upward with the other hand. Carefully - one at a time.
Combine the necessary number of strands (typically two) and save the remaining for the next usage.
Material Type: Aida Generic White
Sewing Count: 14/inch or 55/100mm
Design Size: 148 x 70 stitches
Sewn Design Size: 10.6 x 5 inches or 269 x 127 mm
Suggested Material Size: 16.5 x 10.9 inches or 419 x 277 mm
Stitch Style: Cross-stitch Using 2 strands

Black-capped Chickadee
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148 x 70 stitches 26 colors
Consistent tension is crucial for creating proper stitches. They should be flat against the fabric, not too tight, not too loose. Experiment on scrap fabric until you learn how tightly you need to pull the floss to create a perfect stitch.