Ann Logan


'Valentine's Day' album



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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.
Material Type: Aida Generic White
Sewing Count: 14/inch or 55/100mm
Design Size: 70 x 74 stitches
Sewn Design Size: 5 x 5.3 inches or 127 x 134 mm
Suggested Material Size: 10.9 x 11.2 inches or 277 x 284 mm
Stitch Style: Cross-stitch Using 2 strands

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Most designs supposed to be done using two strands of embroidery floss. But the floss is usually sold in six strand packaging.
So before threading your needle, you should separate all the 6 strands.
To do it just cut somewhat about 15”-18” (35 - 45 cm) of the thread. Hold it near the top with one hand allowing the bottom to untwist. Now pull each ply upward with the other hand. Carefully - one at a time.
Combine the necessary number of strands (typically two) and save the remaining for the next usage.