Use the right amount of floss. Firstly, this means using the right number of strands to get coverage of the fabric – you don’t want to be able to see the fabric beneath the stitches and if you can you need to use one more strand in your needle.
Material Type: Aida Generic White
Sewing Count: 14/inch or 55/100mm
Design Size: 137 x 19 stitches
Sewn Design Size: 9.8 x 1.4 inches or 249 x 34 mm
Suggested Material Size: 15.7 x 7.3 inches or 399 x 184 mm
Stitch Style: Cross-stitch Using 2 strands
Cross stitch is typically done using a round-end tapestry needle. The size you use depends on your fabric. If you are stitching a kit, use the needle that came with it. If not, see this article on choosing a needle for cross stitch.
Thread your needle just as you would a needle for hand sewing. Don’t make a knot in the tail end. You will stitch over the tail as you work to secure it without needing a knot. As a general rule, you want to avoid using knots when cross stitching because they can leave lumps in the final piece.
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