Cross stitch is typically done using a round-end tapestry needle. The size you use depends on your fabric. If you are stitching a kit, use the needle that came with it. If not, see this article on choosing a needle for cross stitch.
Thread your needle just as you would a needle for hand sewing. Don’t make a knot in the tail end. You will stitch over the tail as you work to secure it without needing a knot. As a general rule, you want to avoid using knots when cross stitching because they can leave lumps in the final piece.
Material Type: Aida Generic Cream
Sewing Count: 14/inch or 55/100mm
Design Size: 123 x 99 stitches
Sewn Design Size: 8.8 x 7.1 inches or 223 x 180 mm
Suggested Material Size: 14.7 x 13 inches or 373 x 330 mm
Stitch Style: Cross-stitch Using 2 strands
There are a lot of styles of embroidery hoops and frames. It is your decision whether you use one or not. If you a beginner cross-stitcher perhapse you will prefere to put your fabric in an embroidery hoop. Just don’t pull your fabric too tight or it will distort the weave of the fabric.
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