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Castle of Dreams|1774

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Before washing your cross-stitch project, just check the fibers for colorfastness to prevent dyes from running. It is simple: dampen a piece of white cloth with water and gently rub it over each different color in your piece. If there is any color transfer to the white cloth don’t wash your piece if you want prevent your work from discoloration and fading.
Material Type: Aida Generic White
Sewing Count: 14/inch or 55/100mm
Design Size: 88 x 120 stitches
Sewn Design Size: 6.3 x 8.6 inches or 160 x 218 mm
Suggested Material Size: 12.2 x 14.5 inches or 310 x 368 mm
Stitch Style: Cross-stitch Using 2 strands

Castle of Dreams
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88 x 120 stitches, 19 colors

It is tempting to stitch for hours at a time, especially when you can make the time and when you get in the "stitching zone." It is important to avoid this temptation, especially when you are a new stitcher. Taking breaks helps to prevent repetitive stress injuries and eyestrain.
Stop stitching, get up, stretch, rest your eyes and hands for a moment, and then start again if you like. If you have trouble with "getting in the zone" and forgetting to take breaks, use a timer. Use the TV schedule or musical selections. When the buzzer, show or CD stops, it is time for a break.