Ann Logan|Cross Stitch Patterns to Download|Garland of Flowers|2508

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Garland of Flowers|2508

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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.
Material Type: Aida Generic White
Sewing Count: 14/inch or 55/100mm
Design Size: 348 x 46 stitches
Sewn Design Size: 24.9 x 3.3 inches or 631 x 83 mm
Suggested Material Size: 30.8 x 9.2 inches or 781 x 233 mm
Stitch Style: Cross-stitch Using 2 strands

Garland of Flowers
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348 x 46 stitches 18 colors

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.