Ann Logan|Cross Stitch Patterns to Download|Ladies

Ladies


As you stitch, the thread will tend to get twisted. Every once in a while, let your needle and thread hang freely to let it unwind.
Victorian Lady
62 x 136 stitches 14 colors
Woman
120 x 120 stitches 25 colors
Nature
69 x 94 stitches 2 colors
Morning
83 x 114 stitches 1 colors
Dance
78 x 113 stitches 16 colors
Woman Silhouette
101 x 141 stitches 11 colors
Lady
117 x 167 stitches 6 colors
Silhouette
73 x 98 stitches 1 colors
Nurse
34 x 73 stitches 17 colors
Nurse
83 x 102 stitches 29 colors



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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.

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When doing the cross stiches on garments the waste canvas is used.

Baste the waste canvas onto the right side of the regular fabric. Work the cross stitches through both layers of fabric. When all the stitching is done, the waste canvas is cut away around the design. Soak the design in water. This will disolve the starch that holds the threads of the waste canvas together. What is left of the waste canvas can then be pulled out from under the stitches, one thread at a time, with a pair of tweezers.
Embroidery needles used for cross-stitch are often called cross stitch needles or tapestry needles.
Cross stitch needles come in different sizes depending on thickness. Most commonly used size is 24. It is the best choice for stitching on 14-count aida.
A tapestry needle is a hand sewing needle with a blunt end and a large eye.
You don't need a sharp needle to use with an open weave like Aida.
The rounded tip of a tapestry needle is important because it helps to ensure you don't accidentally pierce the threads of the fabric.
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.
Good lighting makes or breaks a cross stitch project. Proper lighting prevents floss color confusion. Adequate lighting prevents improper stitch placement. It also makes the chart much easier to read. Light sources do not have to be expensive.