Embroidery hoops and frames help to the fabric in right position and to keeping stitching tension even. If it is possible, choose a hoop that will be bigger than your design, this way you will be able to complete the x-stitch project without repositioning the frame over stitched work.
Don't forget to remove your embroidery hoop in between stitching sessions so that your aida fabric does not stretch.
Material Type: Aida Generic White
Sewing Count: 70/inch or 278/100mm
Design Size: 98 x 77 stitches
Sewn Design Size: 1.4 x 1.1 inches or 35 x 28 mm
Suggested Material Size: 7.3 x 7 inches or 185 x 178 mm
Stitch Style: Cross-stitch Using 1 strand
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.
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