Ann Logan


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Sparrows Tune|2019

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Everyone has trouble seeing stitches when she/he stitches white on white. The trick is to put a piece of black material behind the canvas. This will provide contrast between canvas and the white thread.
Material Type: Aida Generic White
Sewing Count: 14/inch or 55/100mm
Design Size: 158 x 120 stitches
Sewn Design Size: 11.3 x 8.6 inches or 287 x 218 mm
Suggested Material Size: 17.2 x 14.5 inches or 437 x 368 mm
Stitch Style: Cross-stitch Using 2 strands

Sparrows Tune
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158 x 120 stitches 30 colors

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I assume that you yourself understand this, but still I will say. It is very important to wash your hands before touching the fabric or thread. Of course, you are going to wash the finished cross stitch design, but why make it dirtier?
In case you use a thread or fabric that is hand-dyed wash them in advance so that they do not stain your handwork.
Unwind your thread from time to time. Just leave the needle and let the thread loose - it will unwind itself... Or help it a little to unwind.
Do this every few stitches, otherwise the texture will be uneven and the fabric will show through your stitches too much.