Preserving the direction of your stitches is very importent. Once you choose it don't change, stick with it unless your project specifically calls for it. It helps you to avoid your project looking haphazard and sloppy.
Material Type: Aida Generic White
Sewing Count: 8/inch or 31/100mm
Design Size: 18 x 16 stitches
Sewn Design Size: 2.2 x 2 inches or 57 x 51 mm
Suggested Material Size: 8.2 x 7.9 inches or 207 x 201 mm
Stitch Style: Cross-stitch Using 4 strands
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.
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