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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.
Thuparamaya
225 x 169 stitches 40 colors
Sri Lanka Beach
225 x 169 stitches 30 colors
Kandyan Dancer
145 x 209 stitches 28 colors
Elephants in Kandy Perahera
476 x 319 stitches 29 colors
Buddhist Dagoba
119 x 120 stitches 25 colors
Sanghamitta
117 x 163 stitches 30 colors
Princess Hemamala
122 x 156 stitches 30 colors
Sri Lanka
270 x 141 stitches 30 colors
Sri Lanka
167 x 114 stitches 30 colors
Sri Lankan Kandian Dancer
99 x 160 stitches 29 colors



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The normal way to do cross stitch embroidery is to transfer the pattern on the fabric, then count the number of stitches on the pattern and work it on the fabric. This is why it is called the counted cross stitch. This simply sounds complicated . Cross stitch is not at all complicated. You can do the work free hand and it will still be a beauty.

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Nobody likes to rip out stitches. But it would be better if you fix them right away. If you wait, the error may increase and the damage for your cross-stitch project may increase too.
Don’t make long jumps across the back of your fabric with the thread because they might show through on the front. When moving to a new area that is more than a few stitches away, you should end your thread and then begin it again in the new spot.
You can cross stitch on different kinds of evenweave fabric. It may be evenweave linen, Aida cloth, waste canvas etc. It is largely a matter of your personal preference.
Just remember: the number of stitches per inch (or per cm) can drastically change the look of your ready project.
Fabric with a higher stitch will produce smaller and finer designs.
Even if you think your hands are clean, you should wash them before you touch your cross-stitch fabric or your floss (embroidery thread).