Ann Logan

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Preserving the direction of your stitches is very importent. Once you choose it don't change, stick with it unless your project specifically calls for it. It helps you to avoid your project looking haphazard and sloppy.
Material Type: Aida Generic White
Sewing Count: 14/inch or 55/100mm
Design Size: 35 x 31 stitches
Sewn Design Size: 2.5 x 2.2 inches or 64 x 56 mm
Suggested Material Size: 8.4 x 8.1 inches or 214 x 206 mm
Stitch Style: Cross-stitch Using 2 strands

Football Helmet
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35 x 31 stitches 11 colors

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.