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.
Material Type: Aida Generic White
Sewing Count: 14/inch or 55/100mm
Design Size: 276 x 275 stitches
Sewn Design Size: 19.7 x 19.6 inches or 501 x 499 mm
Suggested Material Size: 25.6 x 25.5 inches or 651 x 649 mm
Stitch Style: Cross-stitch Using 2 strands
Cross stitch embroidery is a passion with some people – the idea of transferring a design and turning it into an abstract art on fabric with colourful thread is something which triggers their creativity big time – as it is for me. But people were cross stitching from about 500 AD.
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