When doing the cross stiches on garments the waste canvas is used.
Baste the waste canvas onto the right side of the regular fabric. Work the cross stitches through both layers of fabric. When all the stitching is done, the waste canvas is cut away around the design. Soak the design in water. This will disolve the starch that holds the threads of the waste canvas together. What is left of the waste canvas can then be pulled out from under the stitches, one thread at a time, with a pair of tweezers.
Material Type: Aida Generic Cream
Sewing Count: 14/inch or 55/100mm
Design Size: 102 x 187 stitches
Sewn Design Size: 7.3 x 13.4 inches or 185 x 339 mm
Suggested Material Size: 13.2 x 19.3 inches or 335 x 489 mm
Stitch Style: Cross-stitch Using 2 strands
A cross stitch has two parts and can be worked in two ways – a complete stitch can be worked, or a number of half stitches may be stitched in one line and then completed on the return journey. Your cross stitch may face either direction but the most important rule is that all the top stitches should face the same direction!
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