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Sri-Lanka


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.
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 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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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.
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.
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.
It can be tempting to leave your cross stitch project attached to the embroidery hoop, either overnight or when it's not in use - but don't! Those hoops are great tools for working, keeping your fabric tight and firm, making the stitch process easier, but they can damage the fabric if they're left inside for long periods of inactivity.
Our advice is to give your project a proper rest - loosen the tension and place your work-in-progress somewhere safe where it won't get damaged or creased.