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 Cream
Sewing Count: 14/inch or 55/100mm
Design Size: 21 x 19 stitches
Sewn Design Size: 1.5 x 1.4 inches or 38 x 34 mm
Suggested Material Size: 7.4 x 7.3 inches or 188 x 184 mm
Stitch Style: Cross-stitch Using 2 strands
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.
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