Ann Logan

United States of America


In cross-stitching correct tension is important. Having too strong or too loose of a tension can totally destroy the impression of your project. The threads should be flat against the fabric you are using, but not too tight, so that they are actually pulling the fabric in any way.
Wolf
138 x 138 stitches 2 colors
Independence Day
103 x 88 stitches 9 colors
Native American
113 x 132 stitches 4 colors
California Flag
119 x 80 stitches 6 colors
Native American
91 x 91 stitches 11 colors
The Statue of Liberty
58 x 120 stitches 14 colors
Native American
88 x 107 stitches 10 colors
Amercan Eagle
119 x 119 stitches 16 colors
Statue of Liberty
20 x 58 stitches 6 colors
Native American
47 x 55 stitches 9 colors
Lincoln
49 x 70 stitches 1 color
Independance Day
130 x 90 stitches 7 colors
Rebel Flag
120 x 80 stitches 3 colors
American Flag
100 x 100 stitches 3 colors
Arizona Wave
239 x 159 stitches 30 colors
African-American Dancers
238 x 319 stitches 29 colors
Statue of Liberty
80 x 200 stitches 19 colors



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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.

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Try to buy all your threads for a specific cross-stitch project at once. Why? Because the embroidery thread is dyed in different dye lots. Hence even if you think that you get a specific color from a specific manufacturer, it can sometimes have a slightly different hue. Most times it is not that noticeable, but to be on the safe side, buy it all at once.
As you stitch cross stitches, the floss tends to twist and eventually knot. The simple solution is to frequently dangle the needle and floss allowing it to untwist. Once you get into a routine, you will do this without thinking. Until you do, consciously take this step every few stitches.
Remember, cross-stitch is considered counted embroidery.
So count count count count again and double check your counting. It really helps minimize mistakes.
Gridding save you a lot of time (and your sanity too). Cross stitch is meant to be relaxing. Make your hobby hugely beneficial for your mental and physical health.
It is very important to work slowly when you try new techniques or stitching fibers such as metallic flosses. That way you learn how to do it properly without accidentally messing up your pattern along the way.