Ann Logan


'Birds' album



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If you are stitching using aida cloth that already has holes, you don’t need super sharp needles. More then that, you should prefer the rounded tip of a tapestry needle to ensure you don't accidentally split the fiber you're stitching with.
Material Type: Aida Generic White
Sewing Count: 14/inch or 55/100mm
Design Size: 121 x 79 stitches
Sewn Design Size: 8.6 x 5.6 inches or 220 x 143 mm
Suggested Material Size: 14.5 x 11.5 inches or 370 x 293 mm
Stitch Style: Cross-stitch Using 2 strands

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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.