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Lion's Family|3541

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The best way to do cross stitch is to do the first half of each stitch in a row done first then go back and finish the next half. This way you get all the stitches slanting in the same direction. It is very important that the slant is in the same direction for the top thread and the bottom thread of the cross stitch for all the stitches.

But there are expert cross stitchers who do individual cross stitches ( titching the full cross stitch as you go) and do a very good job of it. So each to his/ her own.
Material Type: Aida Generic White
Sewing Count: 14/inch or 55/100mm
Design Size: 130 x 140 stitches
Sewn Design Size: 9.3 x 10 inches or 236 x 254 mm
Suggested Material Size: 15.2 x 15.9 inches or 386 x 404 mm
Stitch Style: Cross-stitch Using 2 strands

Lion's Family
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130 x 140 stitches 30 colors

Prepare your fabric for the cross stitch work.

You should finish the edges of the fabric you are working with prior to embroidering. This is especially important if you are working a very fraying cloth like aida.