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.
Material Type: Aida Generic White Sewing Count: 14/inch or 55/100mm Design Size: 82 x 115 stitches Sewn Design Size: 5.9 x 8.2 inches or 149 x 209 mm Suggested Material Size: 11.8 x 14.1 inches or 299 x 359 mm Stitch Style: Cross-stitch Using 2 strands
When doing the cross stiches on garments the waste canvas is used.
Baste the waste canvas onto the right side of the regular fabric. Work the cross stitches through both layers of fabric. When all the stitching is done, the waste canvas is cut away around the design. Soak the design in water. This will disolve the starch that holds the threads of the waste canvas together. What is left of the waste canvas can then be pulled out from under the stitches, one thread at a time, with a pair of tweezers.
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