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To begin, work a narrow hem or overlock stitch around your fabric to prevent fraying of the edges. Fold the fabric in half, then half again, finger press lightly. Run a basting stitch along each fold line to mark the center of the fabric. (These will be removed when stitching is finished.)
Material Type: Aida Generic White
Sewing Count: 14/inch or 55/100mm
Design Size: 114 x 83 stitches
Sewn Design Size: 8.1 x 5.9 inches or 207 x 151 mm
Suggested Material Size: 14 x 11.8 inches or 357 x 301 mm
Stitch Style: Cross-stitch Using 2 strands

Gooseberries
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114 x 83 stitches 18 colors

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I assume that you yourself understand this, but still I will say. It is very important to wash your hands before touching the fabric or thread. Of course, you are going to wash the finished cross stitch design, but why make it dirtier?
In case you use a thread or fabric that is hand-dyed wash them in advance so that they do not stain your handwork.
Unwind your thread from time to time. Just leave the needle and let the thread loose - it will unwind itself... Or help it a little to unwind.
Do this every few stitches, otherwise the texture will be uneven and the fabric will show through your stitches too much.