Ann Logan

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Ring Necked Pheasant|4989

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I assume that you yourself understand this, but still I will say. It is very important to wash your hands before touching the fabric or thread. Of course, you are going to wash the finished cross stitch design, but why make it dirtier?
In case you use a thread or fabric that is hand-dyed wash them in advance so that they do not stain your handwork.
Unwind your thread from time to time. Just leave the needle and let the thread loose - it will unwind itself... Or help it a little to unwind.
Do this every few stitches, otherwise the texture will be uneven and the fabric will show through your stitches too much.
Material Type: Aida Generic White
Sewing Count: 14/inch or 55/100mm
Design Size: 108 x 71 stitches
Sewn Design Size: 7.7 x 5.1 inches or 196 x 129 mm
Suggested Material Size: 13.6 x 11 inches or 346 x 279 mm
Stitch Style: Cross-stitch Using 2 strands

Ring Necked Pheasant
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108 x 71 stitches 7 colors

You can cross stitch on different kinds of evenweave fabric. It may be evenweave linen, Aida cloth, waste canvas etc. It is largely a matter of your personal preference.
Just remember: the number of stitches per inch (or per cm) can drastically change the look of your ready project.
Fabric with a higher stitch will produce smaller and finer designs.