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Silhouettes


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.
Deer
27 x 29 stitches 1 colors
Elk
39 x 25 stitches 1 colors
Lion
84 x 58 stitches 7 colors
Mom and Baby
92 x 83 stitches 7 colors
Eiffel Tower
71 x 113 stitches 1 colors
Vase
90 x 106 stitches 1 colors
Lizard
33 x 69 stitches 1 colors
Lion
45 x 29 stitches 1 colors
Elephant
53 x 41 stitches 1 colors
Deer
51 x 47 stitches 1 colors



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The best way to do cross stitch is to do the first half of each stitch in a row done first then go back and finish the next half. This way you get all the stitches slanting in the same direction. It is very important that the slant is in the same direction for the top thread and the bottom thread of the cross stitch for all the stitches.

But there are expert cross stitchers who do individual cross stitches ( titching the full cross stitch as you go) and do a very good job of it. So each to his/ her own.

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A cross stitch has two parts and can be worked in two ways – a complete stitch can be worked, or a number of half stitches may be stitched in one line and then completed on the return journey. Your cross stitch may face either direction but the most important rule is that all the top stitches should face the same direction!
Cross stitching on Waste Canvas / soluble canvas.

This is a method of doing cross stitch on a particular type of fabric which will tear off after the work is done - this way you can cross stitch on any type of fabric, regardless of the fact that the eave is not prominent on the fabric. The way you do it is to keep the waste canvas on the garment and work the design. After the work is done, the waste canvas is pulled away thread by tread, after slightly wetting it. The work will remain on the garment. Soluble canvas will wash away when soaked in warm water.
If you are stitching using aida cloth that already has holes, you don’t need super sharp needles. More then that, you should prefer the rounded tip of a tapestry needle to ensure you don't accidentally split the fiber you're stitching with.
Preserving the direction of your stitches is very importent. Once you choose it don't change, stick with it unless your project specifically calls for it. It helps you to avoid your project looking haphazard and sloppy.