Ann Logan

Sea Habitants


If you are a beginner stitcher prefer to use Aida cloth. Its weave forms clearly distinctive squares in the fabric, which eases the placing of stitches.
Another option is using waste canvas. It forms a grid for stitching which can be easily removed later.
Shell
97 x 97 stitches 11 colors
Whale
49 x 69 stitches 3 colors
Octopus
134 x 127 stitches 9 colors
Fish
71 x 107 stitches 8 colors
Shark
117 x 81 stitches 15 colors
Manta
94 x 67 stitches 1 color
Fish
69 x 69 stitches 10 colors
Crayfish
54 x 87 stitches 4 colors
Shell
78 x 61 stitches 21 colors
Whale
49 x 69 stitches 3 colors
Seahorse
52 x 82 stitches 8 colors
Baby Seal
101 x 89 stitches 5 colors
Baby Seal
87 x 87 stitches 19 colors
Shark
44 x 28 stitches 5 colors
Crab
16 x 16 stitches 4 colors
Fishes
74 x 60 stitches 16 colors
Whale
22 x 18 stitches 4 colors
Fish
70 x 60 stitches 14 colors
Turtle
19 x 18 stitches 6 colors
Dolphin
31 x 31 stitches 4 colors
Jellyfish
76 x 104 stitches 15 colors
Fish
28 x 20 stitches 6 colors
Seashell
228 x 83 stitches 29 colors
Shark
36 x 18 stitches 4 colors
Fish
17 x 17 stitches 5 colors
Sea Turtle
184 x 103 stitches 30 colors
Dolphin
55 x 43 stitches 2 colors
Sea Horse
58 x 138 stitches 25 colors
Sea Otter
160 x 160 stitches 29 colors
Crab
103 x 67 stitches 14 colors
Octopus
76 x 56 stitches 8 colors
Dolphins
246 x 154 stitches 30 colors
Dolphins
246 x 154 stitches 30 colors
Shark
95 x 42 stitches 15 colors
Dolphin
187 x 102 stitches 30 colors
Depth
120 x 170 stitches 29 colors
Dolphins
237 x 160 stitches 30 colors
Dolphin
150 x 150 stitches 30 colors
Dolphins
150 x 100 stitches 29 colors
Dolphins
180 x 145 stitches 30 colors
Blue Whale
92 x 72 stitches 15 colors
Seashell
150 x 110 stitches 22 colors
Dolphins
225 x 169 stitches 30 colors
Fish
42 x 33 stitches 15 colors
Perl in Shell
59 x 27 stitches 16 colors
Caribbean Shark
159 x 119 stitches 25 colors
Shells
80 x 55 stitches 15 colors
Sea Horses
48 x 66 stitches 7 colors
Fish
46 x 48 stitches 10 colors
Fish
83 x 44 stitches 5 colors
Fish
35 x 57 stitches 7 colors
Fish
57 x 42 stitches 10 colors
Jellyfish
130 x 119 stitches 29 colors
Crayfish
76 x 51 stitches 5 colors
Killer Whale
167 x 114 stitches 30 colors
Sea Shell 5
54 x 46 stitches 19 colors
Sea Shell 4
63 x 40 stitches 12 colors
Sea Shell 3
90 x 55 stitches 15 colors
Sea Shell 2
88 x 29 stitches 15 colors
Sea Shell
55 x 47 stitches 15 colors



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Set up your main stitching station so that you are comfortable and avoid injury. If you don't have the luxury of a specific place to stitch, chose your perch carefully. Don't sit in an awkward position. Your seating should allow you to work freely, with your arms in a natural stitching position.

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For sure you are want to beautifully display your finished cross stitch, embroidery or needlework projects.
The easiest way to do it is to put them in a frame.
Just choose a frame that complements your design and a neutral mat color for the mat next to the frame.
Before framing make sure you have enough extra fabric around the design.
Cross stitch is typically done using a round-end tapestry needle. The size you use depends on your fabric. If you are stitching a kit, use the needle that came with it. If not, see this article on choosing a needle for cross stitch.

Thread your needle just as you would a needle for hand sewing. Don’t make a knot in the tail end. You will stitch over the tail as you work to secure it without needing a knot. As a general rule, you want to avoid using knots when cross stitching because they can leave lumps in the final piece.
Tension in your stitching is by far the easiest thing to correct, especially if you’re using a hoop – pull tight but not so tight that you stretch the hole at all. If you stitch in hand you have to be more careful.

I find that pulling the thread mostly through and then using my little finger in the hand holding the needle to “flick” the tail the final bit gives perfect tension and is reproducible for each stitch. Pay attention to the tension you’re applying as, if you stitch in different directions or do “patches” of stitching over the piece, you’ll pull it in weird directions.
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.