If you want accurate stitching without counting every stitch you may want to draw gridlines on your cloth. Recently pregrid fabric has become available which is a blessing for the crossstitchers.
Material Type: Aida Generic White
Sewing Count: 14/inch or 55/100mm
Design Size: 84 x 84 stitches
Sewn Design Size: 6 x 6 inches or 152 x 152 mm
Suggested Material Size: 11.9 x 11.9 inches or 302 x 302 mm
Stitch Style: Cross-stitch Using 2 strands
Most experts recommend prewashing the fabric before you start stitching the designs. Some even wash the floss.I suppose if you suspect that the floss will run it is better to be safe that wait till all the hardwork is over for it to start bleeding all over the work.
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