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Make sure your stitches are not too tight. If you pull down the needle too tight, the stitches will look flat, and the Aida fabric may
be damaged.
Of course it is preferable to embroider in natural light: it puts less strain on your eyes, but it does not always work. So try to embroider closer to the lamp.
Try to plan the whole design in advance. Check that you have all the accessories. This is so annoying when the thread is over, when all the cross-stitch project is almost done.
Material Type: Aida Generic White
Sewing Count: 14/inch or 55/100mm
Design Size: 161 x 149 stitches
Sewn Design Size: 11.5 x 10.6 inches or 292 x 270 mm
Suggested Material Size: 17.4 x 16.5 inches or 442 x 420 mm
Stitch Style: Cross-stitch Using 2 strands

Kitten in a Basket
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161 x 149 stitches 25 colors
Tension in your stitching is by far the easiest thing to correct, especially if you’re using a hoop – pull tight but not so tight that you stretch the hole at all. If you stitch in hand you have to be more careful.

I find that pulling the thread mostly through and then using my little finger in the hand holding the needle to “flick” the tail the final bit gives perfect tension and is reproducible for each stitch. Pay attention to the tension you’re applying as, if you stitch in different directions or do “patches” of stitching over the piece, you’ll pull it in weird directions.