Ann Logan|Cross Stitch Patterns to Download|Swans and Love|2460

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Swans and Love|2460

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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.
Material Type: Aida Generic White
Sewing Count: 14/inch or 55/100mm
Design Size: 104 x 103 stitches
Sewn Design Size: 7.4 x 7.4 inches or 189 x 187 mm
Suggested Material Size: 13.3 x 13.3 inches or 339 x 337 mm
Stitch Style: Cross-stitch Using 2 strands

Swans and Love
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104 x 103 stitches 27 colors

When choosing supplies, purchase the best you can afford. Everything you choose does not have to be the most expensive, high-end model, but there are some supplies you should not skimp on. Floss and fabrics should be good quality, especially as you start to work on larger projects.
Good scissors for cutting fabric and flosses are a must. Cross stitch does not have to be an expensive hobby, but if you are investing your time in creating an heirloom sampler, you will want to be sure that the supplies are of a quality that corresponds to your effort.