Consistent tension is crucial for creating proper stitches. They should be flat against the fabric, not too tight, not too loose. Experiment on scrap fabric until you learn how tightly you need to pull the floss to create a perfect stitch.
Material Type: Aida Generic White
Sewing Count: 14/inch or 55/100mm
Design Size: 58 x 79 stitches
Sewn Design Size: 4.1 x 5.6 inches or 105 x 143 mm
Suggested Material Size: 10 x 11.5 inches or 255 x 293 mm
Stitch Style: Cross-stitch Using 2 strands
First and foremost, always make sure to have clean hands when stitching. Oils from your skin transfer easily to cross stitch fabric and over time create stains that are not easy to remove. The best way to avoid this is to avoid the problem in the first place. Train your family not to touch your projects unless they have freshly cleaned hands. Better yet, tell them to keep off the fabric and floss!
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