Ann Logan

'Religious' album

Lord's Prayer|1739

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If you are a beginner stitcher prefer to use Aida cloth. Its weave forms clearly distinctive squares in the fabric, which eases the placing of stitches.
Another option is using waste canvas. It forms a grid for stitching which can be easily removed later.
Material Type: Aida Generic White
Sewing Count: 14/inch or 55/100mm
Design Size: 143 x 73 stitches
Sewn Design Size: 10.2 x 5.2 inches or 259 x 132 mm
Suggested Material Size: 16.1 x 11.1 inches or 409 x 282 mm
Stitch Style: Cross-stitch Using 2 strands

Lord's Prayer
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143 x 73 stitches 9 colors

Remember, cross-stitch is considered counted embroidery.
So count count count count again and double check your counting. It really helps minimize mistakes.
Gridding save you a lot of time (and your sanity too). Cross stitch is meant to be relaxing. Make your hobby hugely beneficial for your mental and physical health.