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Cats


The best way to do cross stitch is to do the first half of each stitch in a row done first then go back and finish the next half. This way you get all the stitches slanting in the same direction. It is very important that the slant is in the same direction for the top thread and the bottom thread of the cross stitch for all the stitches.

But there are expert cross stitchers who do individual cross stitches ( titching the full cross stitch as you go) and do a very good job of it. So each to his/ her own.
Cat
37 x 48 stitches 7 colors
Cat
61 x 72 stitches 4 colors
Cat
106 x 165 stitches 22 colors
Cat in Flower Pot
53 x 67 stitches 11 colors
Cat
67 x 80 stitches 9 colors
Black Cat Eyes
63 x 22 stitches 7 colors
Cat
93 x 46 stitches 9 colors
Pet Love
93 x 89 stitches 1 colors
Cat Love
99 x 96 stitches 1 colors
Cat
120 x 90 stitches 10 colors



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The best fabric for cross stitch other than even weave fabric and aida is Linen. Linen and evenweave look almost the same. Linen has small slubs in its surface but this wouldnot look so obvious once cross stitches are made. Linen has a beauty unparalleled as well as the weave is very apparent which makes it best for this embroidery.

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Each square on a chart, both occupied and unoccupied, represents two threads of linen unless otherwise stated. Each occupied square equals one stitch unless otherwise stated.
Counted cross stitch is easy to learn! It's just what it sounds like, you are making little crosses on an evenweave or linen fabric. To work the design, you follow a chart made up of symbols. Each symbol represents a color of embroidery floss.
Buy all your supplies for a project at the start. Thread comes in dye lots that may vary slightly between batches.
Plastic / fabric canvas – This is another medium on which cross stitching is done.

This is used for doing beautiful cross stitch designs on homedecor and accessories. The canvas used here is an open mesh. Fabric canvas is more finer than the plastic canvas. You may need to apply interfacing to the back of fabric canvas to use it for anything functional.