Remember, cross-stitch is considered counted embroidery.
So count count count count again and double check your counting. It really helps minimize mistakes.
Gridding save you a lot of time (and your sanity too). Cross stitch is meant to be relaxing. Make your hobby hugely beneficial for your mental and physical health.
Material Type: Aida Generic White
Sewing Count: 14/inch or 55/100mm
Design Size: 169 x 113 stitches
Sewn Design Size: 12.1 x 8.1 inches or 307 x 205 mm
Suggested Material Size: 18 x 14 inches or 457 x 355 mm
Stitch Style: Cross-stitch Using 2 strands
Make sure your stitches are not too tight. If you pull down the needle too tight, the stitches will look flat, and the Aida fabric may
Of course it is preferable to embroider in natural light: it puts less strain on your eyes, but it does not always work. So try to embroider closer to the lamp.
Try to plan the whole design in advance. Check that you have all the accessories. This is so annoying when the thread is over, when all the cross-stitch project is almost done.
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