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Counted cross stitch is easy to learn! It's just what it sounds like, you are making little crosses on an evenweave or linen fabric. To work the design, you follow a chart made up of symbols. Each symbol represents a color of embroidery floss.
Material Type: Aida Generic White
Sewing Count: 14/inch or 55/100mm
Design Size: 43 x 41 stitches
Sewn Design Size: 3.1 x 2.9 inches or 78 x 74 mm
Suggested Material Size: 9 x 8.8 inches or 228 x 224 mm
Stitch Style: Cross-stitch Using 2 strands

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43 x 41 stitches 14 colors

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It is tempting to stitch for hours at a time, especially when you can make the time and when you get in the "stitching zone." It is important to avoid this temptation, especially when you are a new stitcher. Taking breaks helps to prevent repetitive stress injuries and eyestrain.
Stop stitching, get up, stretch, rest your eyes and hands for a moment, and then start again if you like. If you have trouble with "getting in the zone" and forgetting to take breaks, use a timer. Use the TV schedule or musical selections. When the buzzer, show or CD stops, it is time for a break.