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Philippines


Most designs supposed to be done using two strands of embroidery floss. But the floss is usually sold in six strand packaging.
So before threading your needle, you should separate all the 6 strands.
To do it just cut somewhat about 15”-18” (35 - 45 cm) of the thread. Hold it near the top with one hand allowing the bottom to untwist. Now pull each ply upward with the other hand. Carefully - one at a time.
Combine the necessary number of strands (typically two) and save the remaining for the next usage.
Senor Santo Nino
148 x 220 stitches 23 colors
Philippines Flag
119 x 80 stitches 5 colors
Banaue Rice Terraces
161 x 118 stitches 30 colors
Boracay
159 x 119 stitches 30 colors
Night In Philipines
225 x 169 stitches 50 colors
Mayon Volcano 2
155 x 123 stitches 29 colors
Mayon Volcano (Philippine
167 x 57 stitches 29 colors
Chocolate Hills Philippines
119 x 80 stitches 28 colors



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If you want to iron your cross-stitch project, set your iron to its lowest "Warm" setting. While ironing place your cross-stitch project on top of two or three smooth towels right side down.
You can use another flat towel to put over the back of the fabric ,to safely iron your cross-stitch design.

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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.

Even if you think your hands are clean, you should wash them before you touch your cross-stitch fabric or your floss (embroidery thread).
Aida – Most beginners start their cross stitch projects on Aida fabric. This is a somewhat loosely woven fabric meant for cross stitch with prominent threads; looks like a fabric made of threads grouped together. It is also very inexpensive but not suitable for functional things because of the holes in the fabric. 14 count Aida is universally the most popular cross stitch fabric.

For beginners Aida is one of the best fabric for cross stitch, because of the readily available weaves. You may need to interface the cloth if it is too loose.
There are of organizers to choose from. Some of them very handy. They will help you to keep organized while stitching. For example you can use a pincushion to stick your needles into. There are a lot of thread organizers too.