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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: 81 x 122 stitches
Sewn Design Size: 5.8 x 8.7 inches or 147 x 221 mm
Suggested Material Size: 11.7 x 14.6 inches or 297 x 371 mm
Stitch Style: Cross-stitch Using 2 strands

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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.