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.
Material Type: Aida Generic White
Sewing Count: 14/inch or 55/100mm
Design Size: 74 x 118 stitches
Sewn Design Size: 5.3 x 8.4 inches or 134 x 214 mm
Suggested Material Size: 11.2 x 14.3 inches or 284 x 364 mm
Stitch Style: Cross-stitch Using 2 strands
It is very important to work slowly when you try new techniques or stitching fibers such as metallic flosses. That way you learn how to do it properly without accidentally messing up your pattern along the way.
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