Ann Logan


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The Painted Ladies|1895

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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.
Material Type: Aida Generic White
Sewing Count: 14/inch or 55/100mm
Design Size: 159 x 119 stitches
Sewn Design Size: 11.4 x 8.5 inches or 289 x 216 mm
Suggested Material Size: 17.3 x 14.4 inches or 439 x 366 mm
Stitch Style: Cross-stitch Using 2 strands

The Painted Ladies
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159 x 119 stitches 30 colors

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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.