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Sailing Ship|1237

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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.
Material Type: Aida Generic White
Sewing Count: 14/inch or 55/100mm
Design Size: 190 x 150 stitches
Sewn Design Size: 13.6 x 10.7 inches or 345 x 272 mm
Suggested Material Size: 19.5 x 16.6 inches or 495 x 422 mm
Stitch Style: Cross-stitch Using 2 strands

Sailing Ship
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190 x 150 stitches 38 colors
Most experts recommend prewashing the fabric before you start stitching the designs. Some even wash the floss.I suppose if you suspect that the floss will run it is better to be safe that wait till all the hardwork is over for it to start bleeding all over the work.