Even if you think your hands are clean, you should wash them before you touch your cross-stitch fabric or your floss (embroidery thread).
Material Type: Aida Generic White
Sewing Count: 14/inch or 55/100mm
Design Size: 48 x 22 stitches
Sewn Design Size: 3.4 x 1.6 inches or 87 x 40 mm
Suggested Material Size: 9.3 x 7.5 inches or 237 x 190 mm
Stitch Style: Cross-stitch Using 2 strands
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.
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