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Sahara|2000

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As you stitch cross stitches, the floss tends to twist and eventually knot. The simple solution is to frequently dangle the needle and floss allowing it to untwist. Once you get into a routine, you will do this without thinking. Until you do, consciously take this step every few stitches.
Material Type: Aida Generic White
Sewing Count: 14/inch or 55/100mm
Design Size: 169 x 112 stitches
Sewn Design Size: 12.1 x 8 inches or 307 x 203 mm
Suggested Material Size: 18 x 13.9 inches or 457 x 353 mm
Stitch Style: Cross-stitch Using 2 strands

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Pick the color of floss you are starting with and cut a length about 18 inches long. If you go much longer than this, the thread is more likely to get knotted when you stitch.

Most embroidery floss is made up of six strands of thread twisted together. Depending on the fabric you are using, you will typically stitch with only one or two strands at a time.

To separate out a strand, hold the floss with one hand and pinch the end of one strand with the other. Gently and slowly pull the strand up and out until it is separated from the remaining strands. Only pull one strand at a time. Pulling multiple strands may cause the floss to knot.