Buildings


To prevent the floss from tangling, pull it gently but firmly. In case of knot insert tip of the needle downt though the tangle, and then pull it gently, it helps in most cases.
House
138 x 138 stitches 29 colors
City
58 x 24 stitches 8 colors
House
41 x 53 stitches 5 colors
House
33 x 33 stitches 6 colors
Fairy Castle
124 x 154 stitches 26 colors
Alhambra
169 x 112 stitches 30 colors
Conwy Castle
158 x 120 stitches 17 colors
Guggenheim Museum
127 x 110 stitches 15 colors
Farmhouse
159 x 125 stitches 35 colors
Anne Hathaway's Cottages
225 x 169 stitches 29 colors



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I assume that you yourself understand this, but still I will say. It is very important to wash your hands before touching the fabric or thread. Of course, you are going to wash the finished cross stitch design, but why make it dirtier?
In case you use a thread or fabric that is hand-dyed wash them in advance so that they do not stain your handwork.
Unwind your thread from time to time. Just leave the needle and let the thread loose - it will unwind itself... Or help it a little to unwind.
Do this every few stitches, otherwise the texture will be uneven and the fabric will show through your stitches too much.

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Don't leave the project in the hoop overnight. When you're done cross-stitching for the day don't forget to take it out of the hoop. Your embroidery project needs rest to!
And another important thing. No matter which direction your top leg of stitch is going, but please be sure that they are all going in the same direction.
You can find fabric for cross stitching in different sizes, colors and types.

Aida, linen and evenweave are the most common types of cross-stitch fabric. The standard Aida fabric is a good fabric for beginners because the holes are large and easy to see.
Note - it is the number of holes per inch that determines the size of your stitches.
There are of organizers to choose from. Some of them very handy. They will help you to keep organized while stitching. For example you can use a pincushion to stick your needles into. There are a lot of thread organizers too.
In order not to lose the needles for cross-stitching, you can glue the magnetic strip to the inner lid of the box in which you hold the embroidery threads and other cross-stitch accessories. You will no longer lose them and you will can easily find the right needle.