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Fairies


Traditionally, stitchers begin to stitch from the middle of the fabric to ensure the design is centered when finished. You may also count up from the center to the topmost left and begin stitching there.
Fairy
88 x 85 stitches 24 colors
Fairy
104 x 148 stitches 19 colors
Fairy Castle
55 x 55 stitches 8 colors
Fairy Castle
43 x 67 stitches 4 colors
Fairy Castle
35 x 36 stitches 4 colors
Fairy
118 x 127 stitches 34 colors
Fairy with Taddy
182 x 213 stitches 25 colors
Roses
40 x 120 stitches 23 colors
Fairy
74 x 122 stitches 24 colors
Yellow Fairy
77 x 125 stitches 27 colors



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The easy to keep from losing your cross-stitch needles, is to glue a magnetic strip to the inside of the box you keep your embroidery floss and other accessories.
It is very important to double check your counting. It is called counted cross stitch, isn't it? If even one missing stitch in important area can destroy the project. So please, check your counting before you start the stitching. It's worth it.

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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.
As you stitch cross stitches, the floss tends to twist and eventually knot. The simple solution is to frequently dangle the needle and floss allowing it to untwist. Once you get into a routine, you will do this without thinking. Until you do, consciously take this step every few stitches.
Buy all your supplies for a project at the start. Thread comes in dye lots that may vary slightly between batches.
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.