Most experts recommend prewashing the fabric before you start stitching the designs. Some even wash the floss.I suppose if you suspect that the floss will run it is better to be safe that wait till all the hardwork is over for it to start bleeding all over the work.
Material Type: Aida Generic White
Sewing Count: 14/inch or 55/100mm
Design Size: 45 x 47 stitches
Sewn Design Size: 3.2 x 3.4 inches or 82 x 85 mm
Suggested Material Size: 9.1 x 9.3 inches or 232 x 235 mm
Stitch Style: Cross-stitch Using 2 strands
Embroidery hoops and frames help to the fabric in right position and to keeping stitching tension even. If it is possible, choose a hoop that will be bigger than your design, this way you will be able to complete the x-stitch project without repositioning the frame over stitched work.
Don't forget to remove your embroidery hoop in between stitching sessions so that your aida fabric does not stretch.
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