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Consistent tension is crucial for creating proper stitches. They should be flat against the fabric, not too tight, not too loose. Experiment on scrap fabric until you learn how tightly you need to pull the floss to create a perfect stitch.
Flying Scotsman
148 x 30 stitches 14 colors
Nutcracker Soldier
33 x 102 stitches 7 colors
Girl
69 x 207 stitches 15 colors
Baloons
54 x 54 stitches 25 colors
Teddy-Bear
83 x 84 stitches 19 colors
Baloons
108 x 91 stitches 28 colors
Tractor
133 x 115 stitches 9 colors
Toy Rabbit
57 x 83 stitches 19 colors
Toy Horse
69 x 51 stitches 17 colors
Teddy Bear
101 x 113 stitches 23 colors



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Plastic / fabric canvas – This is another medium on which cross stitching is done.

This is used for doing beautiful cross stitch designs on homedecor and accessories. The canvas used here is an open mesh. Fabric canvas is more finer than the plastic canvas. You may need to apply interfacing to the back of fabric canvas to use it for anything functional.

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Cross stitch is a fairly flexible embroidery style. There are not a lot of hard and fast rules. It is imperative, however, that all stitches face the same direction unless otherwise specified in the instructions for the project. Choose a direction for the first leg of the cross stitch and stick with it.
The easy to keep from losing your cross-stitch needles, is to glue a magnetic strip to the inside of the box you keep your embroidery floss and other accessories.
It is very important to double check your counting. It is called counted cross stitch, isn't it? If even one missing stitch in important area can destroy the project. So please, check your counting before you start the stitching. It's worth it.
Even if you think your hands are clean, you should wash them before you touch your cross-stitch fabric or your floss (embroidery thread).
In order not to lose the needles for cross-stitching, you can glue the magnetic strip to the inner lid of the box in which you hold the embroidery threads and other cross-stitch accessories. You will no longer lose them and you will can easily find the right needle.