If you are a beginner stitcher prefer to use Aida cloth. Its weave forms clearly distinctive squares in the fabric, which eases the placing of stitches.
Another option is using waste canvas. It forms a grid for stitching which can be easily removed later.
Material Type: Aida Generic Black
Sewing Count: 14/inch or 55/100mm
Design Size: 121 x 157 stitches
Sewn Design Size: 8.6 x 11.2 inches or 220 x 285 mm
Suggested Material Size: 14.5 x 17.1 inches or 370 x 435 mm
Stitch Style: Cross-stitch Using 2 strands
The biggest nuisance to any cross stitcher, new or experienced, is the dreaded knotted floss.
Virtually everyone who has ever completed a project has experienced a tangle which has turned into a knot. It's always worth taking time to untangle the mistake, particularly if you're framing a project, otherwise it will be riddled with visible lumps.
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