Ann Logan|Cross Stitch Patterns to Download|Red Rose|1987


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Red Rose|1987

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Remember, cross-stitch is considered counted embroidery.
So count count count count again and double check your counting. It really helps minimize mistakes.
Gridding save you a lot of time (and your sanity too). Cross stitch is meant to be relaxing. Make your hobby hugely beneficial for your mental and physical health.
Material Type: Aida Generic White
Sewing Count: 14/inch or 55/100mm
Design Size: 176 x 161 stitches
Sewn Design Size: 12.6 x 11.5 inches or 319 x 292 mm
Suggested Material Size: 18.5 x 17.4 inches or 469 x 442 mm
Stitch Style: Cross-stitch Using 2 strands

Red Rose
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176 x 161 stitches 24 colors

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The best way to do cross stitch is to do the first half of each stitch in a row done first then go back and finish the next half. This way you get all the stitches slanting in the same direction. It is very important that the slant is in the same direction for the top thread and the bottom thread of the cross stitch for all the stitches.

But there are expert cross stitchers who do individual cross stitches ( titching the full cross stitch as you go) and do a very good job of it. So each to his/ her own.