Sayings


Don't leave the project in the hoop overnight. When you're done cross-stitching for the day don't forget to take it out of the hoop. Your embroidery project needs rest to!
And another important thing. No matter which direction your top leg of stitch is going, but please be sure that they are all going in the same direction.
Keep Going
277 x 274 stitches 24 colors
To everything there is a season
138 x 193 stitches 5 colors
Serenity Prayer
175 x 109 stitches 30 colors
Mother Teresa Quote
73 x 49 stitches 3 colors
Thank You Card 2
69 x 39 stitches 3 colors
Thank You Card 1
75 x 39 stitches 4 colors
Albert Einstein Quote
75 x 39 stitches 4 colors
Mother Teresa Quote
49 x 37 stitches 3 colors
Steven Wright Quote
63 x 39 stitches 3 colors
Always Laugh Saying
67 x 31 stitches 2 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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To prevent the floss from tangling, pull it gently but firmly. In case of knot insert tip of the needle downt though the tangle, and then pull it gently, it helps in most cases.
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.
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.
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.