Ann Logan


'Butterflies' album



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Use the right amount of floss. Firstly, this means using the right number of strands to get coverage of the fabric – you don’t want to be able to see the fabric beneath the stitches and if you can you need to use one more strand in your needle.
Material Type: Aida Generic White
Sewing Count: 14/inch or 55/100mm
Design Size: 200 x 190 stitches
Sewn Design Size: 14.3 x 13.6 inches or 363 x 345 mm
Suggested Material Size: 20.2 x 19.5 inches or 513 x 495 mm
Stitch Style: Cross-stitch Using 2 strands

Butterfly
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200 x 190 stitches 29 colors

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Tension in your stitching is by far the easiest thing to correct, especially if you’re using a hoop – pull tight but not so tight that you stretch the hole at all. If you stitch in hand you have to be more careful.

I find that pulling the thread mostly through and then using my little finger in the hand holding the needle to “flick” the tail the final bit gives perfect tension and is reproducible for each stitch. Pay attention to the tension you’re applying as, if you stitch in different directions or do “patches” of stitching over the piece, you’ll pull it in weird directions.