It is tempting to stitch for hours at a time, especially when you can make the time and when you get in the "stitching zone." It is important to avoid this temptation, especially when you are a new stitcher. Taking breaks helps to prevent repetitive stress injuries and eyestrain. Stop stitching, get up, stretch, rest your eyes and hands for a moment, and then start again if you like. If you have trouble with "getting in the zone" and forgetting to take breaks, use a timer. Use the TV schedule or musical selections. When the buzzer, show or CD stops, it is time for a break.
Material Type: Aida Generic Cream
Sewing Count: 14/inch or 55/100mm
Design Size: 17 x 17 stitches
Sewn Design Size: 1.2 x 1.2 inches or 31 x 31 mm
Suggested Material Size: 7.1 x 7.1 inches or 181 x 181 mm
Stitch Style: Cross-stitch Using 2 strands
As you stitch cross stitches, the floss tends to twist and eventually knot. The simple solution is to frequently dangle the needle and floss allowing it to untwist. Once you get into a routine, you will do this without thinking. Until you do, consciously take this step every few stitches.
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