A cross stitch has two parts and can be worked in two ways – a complete stitch can be worked, or a number of half stitches may be stitched in one line and then completed on the return journey. Your cross stitch may face either direction but the most important rule is that all the top stitches should face the same direction!
Material Type: Aida Generic White
Sewing Count: 14/inch or 55/100mm
Design Size: 139 x 140 stitches
Sewn Design Size: 9.9 x 10 inches or 252 x 254 mm
Suggested Material Size: 15.8 x 15.9 inches or 402 x 404 mm
Stitch Style: Cross-stitch Using 2 strands
Cross stitch is typically done using a round-end tapestry needle. The size you use depends on your fabric. If you are stitching a kit, use the needle that came with it. If not, see this article on choosing a needle for cross stitch.
Thread your needle just as you would a needle for hand sewing. Don’t make a knot in the tail end. You will stitch over the tail as you work to secure it without needing a knot. As a general rule, you want to avoid using knots when cross stitching because they can leave lumps in the final piece.
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