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Simple Motifs


Make sure your stitches are not too tight. If you pull down the needle too tight, the stitches will look flat, and the Aida fabric may
be damaged.
Of course it is preferable to embroider in natural light: it puts less strain on your eyes, but it does not always work. So try to embroider closer to the lamp.
Try to plan the whole design in advance. Check that you have all the accessories. This is so annoying when the thread is over, when all the cross-stitch project is almost done.
Tiny Rose
19 x 24 stitches, 2 colors
Hope
55 x 43 stitches 5 colors
Star Broosh
30 x 20 stitches 4 colors
Elephant
50 x 48 stitches 8 colors
Castle
49 x 47 stitches 2 colors
Tetris
22 x 37 stitches 6 colors
Snowflake
49 x 47 stitches 1 color
Gold Leaves
31 x 23 stitches 2 colors
Scissors
21 x 19 stitches 1 color
Hour Glass
17 x 20 stitches 1 color
Heart Card
17 x 17 stitches 1 color
Diamond Card
17 x 17 stitches 1 color
Spade Card
17 x 17 stitches 1 color
Club Card
17 x 17 stitches 1 color
Cat Print
17 x 16 stitches 1 color
Blue Bow
18 x 13 stitches 3 colors



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The best fabric for cross stitch other than even weave fabric and aida is Linen. Linen and evenweave look almost the same. Linen has small slubs in its surface but this wouldnot look so obvious once cross stitches are made. Linen has a beauty unparalleled as well as the weave is very apparent which makes it best for this embroidery.

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Each square on a chart, both occupied and unoccupied, represents two threads of linen unless otherwise stated. Each occupied square equals one stitch unless otherwise stated.
The fabric you use for any design should always be at least 2" longer on all sides beyond the design area. This helps hold the fabric in the hoop or q-snap when you are stitching, and also allows you to stretch the piece for finishing.
Most experts recommend prewashing the fabric before you start stitching the designs. Some even wash the floss.I suppose if you suspect that the floss will run it is better to be safe that wait till all the hardwork is over for it to start bleeding all over the work.
Most people start stitching the design from the center. You can find the center of the design by folding the design lengthwise and crosswise. Finger press and find your center. Mark this. Even if you donot start stitching from the center it is good to know.