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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.
Material Type: Aida Generic White
Sewing Count: 14/inch or 55/100mm
Design Size: 55 x 43 stitches
Sewn Design Size: 3.9 x 3.1 inches or 100 x 78 mm
Suggested Material Size: 9.8 x 9 inches or 250 x 228 mm
Stitch Style: Cross-stitch Using 2 strands

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Set up your main stitching station so that you are comfortable and avoid injury. If you don't have the luxury of a specific place to stitch, chose your perch carefully. Don't sit in an awkward position. Your seating should allow you to work freely, with your arms in a natural stitching position.