To embroider properly use a special cross stitch needle. Such needles do not have a point and are larger because the thread is also thicker.
In the average pack of needles, you will find different sizes.
There are also specific needlework needles that allow you to do a certain stitch better, such as a French knot.
Material Type: Aida Generic White
Sewing Count: 14/inch or 55/100mm
Design Size: 45 x 45 stitches
Sewn Design Size: 3.2 x 3.2 inches or 82 x 82 mm
Suggested Material Size: 9.1 x 9.1 inches or 232 x 232 mm
Stitch Style: Cross-stitch Using 2 strands
We would argue that crossing stitches in different directions isn't a complete sin, but if you like things looking flawless and professional, make sure you go in the same direction. The top leg can go anywhere, but the corresponding stitches all need to follow suit for a perfect finish.
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