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Faberge-Eggs


Many stitchers prefere to use an embroidery hoop or a scrollbar stretcher. Nonetheless, it's still many times the fabric, which is usually made of cotton, eventualy becomes rumpled or wrinkled during the stitching process. Properly ironing the fabric before framing is a quick, easy way of eliminating wrinkles and leaving your cross stitch project looking its best.
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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You can cross stitch on different kinds of evenweave fabric. It may be evenweave linen, Aida cloth, waste canvas etc. It is largely a matter of your personal preference.
Just remember: the number of stitches per inch (or per cm) can drastically change the look of your ready project.
Fabric with a higher stitch will produce smaller and finer designs.

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Most people start stitching the design from the center. You can find the center of the design by folding the design lengthwise and crosswise. Finger press and find your center. Mark this. Even if you donot start stitching from the center it is good to know.
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.
There are a lot of styles of embroidery hoops and frames. It is your decision whether you use one or not. If you a beginner cross-stitcher perhapse you will prefere to put your fabric in an embroidery hoop. Just don’t pull your fabric too tight or it will distort the weave of the fabric.
Everyone has trouble seeing stitches when she/he stitches white on white. The trick is to put a piece of black material behind the canvas. This will provide contrast between canvas and the white thread.