Consistent tension is crucial for creating proper stitches. They should be flat against the fabric, not too tight, not too loose. Experiment on scrap fabric until you learn how tightly you need to pull the floss to create a perfect stitch.
Material Type: Aida Generic White
Sewing Count: 8/inch or 31/100mm
Design Size: 21 x 21 stitches
Sewn Design Size: 2.6 x 2.6 inches or 67 x 67 mm
Suggested Material Size: 8.5 x 8.5 inches or 217 x 217 mm
Stitch Style: Cross-stitch Using 4 strands
The best way to do cross stitch is to do the first half of each stitch in a row done first then go back and finish the next half. This way you get all the stitches slanting in the same direction. It is very important that the slant is in the same direction for the top thread and the bottom thread of the cross stitch for all the stitches.
But there are expert cross stitchers who do individual cross stitches ( titching the full cross stitch as you go) and do a very good job of it. So each to his/ her own.
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