Faberge Eggs


You want the cross-stitch to be the most beautiful.
The keyword for it is consistency of your stitching. It doesn't matter if you start your embroidery with "///" or with "\\\", it is important how you continue it. Just be consistent throughout the needlework project.
Renaissance Faberge Egg
152 x 125 stitches 30 colors
Rosebud Faberge Egg
110 x 173 stitches 25 colors
Hen Faberge Egg
133 x 142 stitches 29 colors
Pansy Faberge Egg
90 x 140 stitches 24 colors
Rothschild Faberge Egg
55 x 120 stitches 26 colors
Rosetrellis Faberge Egg
125 x 152 stitches 29 colors
Book Faberge Egg
100 x 195 stitches 29 colors
Tzar Nicolay Faberge Egg
100 x 190 stitches 30 colors
Tree Faberge Eggt
98 x 195 stitches 28 colors
Gold Peacocks Faberge Egg
86 x 130 stitches 29 colors



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Try to buy all your threads for a specific cross-stitch project at once. Why? Because the embroidery thread is dyed in different dye lots. Hence even if you think that you get a specific color from a specific manufacturer, it can sometimes have a slightly different hue. Most times it is not that noticeable, but to be on the safe side, buy it all at once.

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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.
To embroider properly use a special cross stitch needle. Such needles do not have a point and are larger because the thread is also thicker.
In the average pack of needles, you will find different sizes.
There are also specific needlework needles that allow you to do a certain stitch better, such as a French knot.

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.
In cross-stitching correct tension is important. Having too strong or too loose of a tension can totally destroy the impression of your project. The threads should be flat against the fabric you are using, but not too tight, so that they are actually pulling the fabric in any way.