Ann Logan|Cross Stitch Patterns to Download|Heron|4997


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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: 74 x 120 stitches
Sewn Design Size: 5.3 x 8.6 inches or 134 x 218 mm
Suggested Material Size: 11.2 x 14.5 inches or 284 x 368 mm
Stitch Style: Cross-stitch Using 2 strands

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Use a sharp pair of small scissors to avoid frayed ends on your floss. There are many embroidery scissors or thread clippers to choose from. The most useful size of embroidery scissor for cross stitch is probably 3/12 inch or 4 inch. It is a convenient size for snipping ends of floss while you stitch. Clip the floss with a small tail or with no tail at all. It’s a matter of choice. Beware of ends showing through the fabric. We have many fancy designer scissors and several more plain scissors to choose from. Some of my favorites are by Gingher and they are truly collectors items. They come in a variety of colorful handles and there are new ones every season. Right now the newest one is called Tessa. Store your scissors in the sheath that they come with or in a scissor block if you collect scissors. A scissor block is similar to a knife block.