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Curling Rocks|3145

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In cross-stitching correct tension is important. Having too strong or too loose of a tension can totally destroy the impression of your project. The threads should be flat against the fabric you are using, but not too tight, so that they are actually pulling the fabric in any way.
Material Type: Aida Generic White
Sewing Count: 14/inch or 55/100mm
Design Size: 104 x 71 stitches
Sewn Design Size: 7.4 x 5.1 inches or 189 x 129 mm
Suggested Material Size: 13.3 x 11 inches or 339 x 279 mm
Stitch Style: Cross-stitch Using 2 strands

Curling Rocks
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104 x 71 stitches 10 colors

Use a sharp pair of small scissors to avoid frayed ends on your floss. There are many embroidery scissors or thread clippers to choose from. The most useful size of embroidery scissor for cross stitch is probably 3/12 inch or 4 inch. It is a convenient size for snipping ends of floss while you stitch. Clip the floss with a small tail or with no tail at all. It’s a matter of choice. Beware of ends showing through the fabric. We have many fancy designer scissors and several more plain scissors to choose from. Some of my favorites are by Gingher and they are truly collectors items. They come in a variety of colorful handles and there are new ones every season. Right now the newest one is called Tessa. Store your scissors in the sheath that they come with or in a scissor block if you collect scissors. A scissor block is similar to a knife block.