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Sea Shell 2|641

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Cross stitch is typically done using a round-end tapestry needle. The size you use depends on your fabric. If you are stitching a kit, use the needle that came with it. If not, see this article on choosing a needle for cross stitch.

Thread your needle just as you would a needle for hand sewing. Don’t make a knot in the tail end. You will stitch over the tail as you work to secure it without needing a knot. As a general rule, you want to avoid using knots when cross stitching because they can leave lumps in the final piece.
Material Type: Aida Generic White
Sewing Count: 14/inch or 55/100mm
Design Size: 88 x 29 stitches
Sewn Design Size: 6.3 x 2.1 inches or 160 x 53 mm
Suggested Material Size: 12.2 x 8 inches or 310 x 203 mm
Stitch Style: Cross-stitch Using 2 strands

Sea Shell 2
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88 x 29 stitches 15 colors
In cross-stitching correct tension is important. Having too strong or too loose of a tension can totally destroy the impression of your project. The threads should be flat against the fabric you are using, but not too tight, so that they are actually pulling the fabric in any way.