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This pattern is for HAND stitching, NOT embroidery machines! 
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THIS IS NOT A KIT. No Floss or fabric are included.
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Details:
Charted for 14 count fabric. 
Stitch count 238w x 159h
Design area 17 * 11.36 inches
Chart uses 49 colors DMC Cotton Floss. 
Full stitches only. No half stitches and no backstitching necessary.

You will download two versions of charts (patterns only not kites):
# Chart 1: Symbols over colors charts in PDF format, 
# Chart 2: Black symbols over white chart patterns in PDF format,
# Chart 3: include both Chart 1 and Chart 2 but in JPG format, 
# Color image of the design for reference
# DMC floss number and color list.
# Floss usage report indication number of skeins of each color needed

We hand customize each pattern to minimize stray stitches and combine very similar colors (when it doesn't detract from detail). This will prevent you from needing to purchase a whole skein of floss for just a few stitches.
Intermediate skill level
Stunning Details in this pattern
Not a kit - Pattern Only
I can customize the pattern to size you want

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Beginning Cross Stitch Embroidery Tips

Cross stitch is one of the most popular forms of embroidery today. Cross stitch is embroidery which is stitched using small “X” stitches to form a design.

Generally cross stitch is done on weaved fabric which has small, even holes, for your needle and thread to go through. This weaved cloth is called Aida cloth. Some cross stitch is done on silks and other fabrics as well. What fabric is used depends entirely on the stitcher themselves and the desired end results.

Some cross stitch embroidery today is also done on plastic and paper canvases. These other mediums produce their own unique results. Plastic and paper are stiffer than traditional cross stitich fabrics and can be molded into interesting shapes and used for projects where fabric simply isn’t practical.

The threads used for cross stitch vary from cottons, wools, silks and metallic. The threads are usually very colorful and come in a complete myriad of colors and textures for any need.

If you are new to cross stitch it is always a good idea to learn a bit about the craft before you begin on your first project. There are tons of books and websites which are dedicated solely to cross stitch techniques and instructions. Before you purchase your first project you should take the time to read about cross stitch and understand how it is done. This will save you a lot of frustration on your first project.

The next thing you should do is to choose a simple cross stitch project to learn on. Find a project which is not too complicated, doesn’t have too many colors, and which uses a larger weave Aida fabric. The combination of these three factors will ensure you the best results for your first cross stitch project.

When you understand the basics of cross stitch then it is time to start on your first project. Start by reading all of the instructions which came with your first project kit. Read and understand how many threads to use and about any special markings on the pattern.

When cross stitching you will take a traditional six strand embroidery thread and separate it into individual threads. You will then cross stitch using one to three of the threads at a time. Generally the larger the weave of your Aida cloth, the more strands of thread you will work with at a time. The best thing you can do for your end product is to separate each strand and then use the recommended number of threads together. Do not rewind them together, keep them separated. This helps for your thread to better cover the canvas and look flat and even.

When you start your first stitch, do not knot your thread. You never want to knot thread on any stitchery project because it will make lumps on the finished project. Simply pull the thread through your fabric and leave a small tail of thread at the back. Hold on to the small tail at the back of your project and make your next few stitches so that they overlap that thread and secure it in place. This takes a bit of practice but makes your projects look great.

When you are done stitching with one color and need to start a new one the process is simple. You should take your needle and gently pull your thread through the existing stitches on the back-side of your project. This will secure your thread. Once you have done this then clip the thread off close to your project surface but leave a bit extra, maybe a centimeter, so it does not come undone. To start with a new thread color simply re-thread your needle and start again just like before.

The biggest problem with cross stitch is that it is simply addictive. As soon as you learn how to do it you start finding projects everywhere that you want to complete. This is a good thing in moderation but try to keep to buying projects only one or two ahead of the one you are currently working on. Cross stitch projects can take up a lot of time and you should make sure that you don’t purchase projects which you will never actually complete.

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Add Beads to Your Cross Stitch Embroidery Projects

One of the most interesting ways you can embellish your embroidery projects is by adding beads onto your stitches. Adding beads brings a three dimensional look to your needlework and adds a unique form of beauty and visual interest. With today’s popularity of beadwork and jewelry making, there are some amazing beads available for you to purchase and add onto your embroidery projects.

You can purchase beads at your local drugstore, craft stores, fabric stores and even bead specialty shops. Bead shops can be found both online and through mail-order catalogues. Beads today come in an amazing variety of shapes, colors and sizes. Beads can be found made of many different materials and in just about any shape imaginable.

Embellishing your embroidery projects with beads is simple to do if you follow a few simple guidelines. Let’s take a moment and look at three tips and tricks which can help you to create amazing works of art with embroidery and beads, without adding frustration to your project.

Keep a Consistent Color Scheme

When you are looking at adding beads as an embellishment, you want to decide how you want them to look on your finished project. If you are after a complementary addition, you might want to use beads which are similar in color to your stitches. This will give your work a very elegant feel and at the same time won’t distract viewers away from your stitching.

If you are looking to add some extra visual interest to your embroidery, you might want to add a more bold or opposite color to your work. An example would be adding red beads onto a Christmas tree you have embroidered.

Another choice you have is to use clear thread, or thread which matches your fabric exactly, and add beads into the empty spaces on your work. This allows for the beads to be seen even if there is no embroidery under it; and the clear thread will allow your eye to see the beads and not the thread itself.

Test Your Beads for Quality Before You Stitch Them On

Not all beads are created equal. You want to use higher quality beads for your embroidery projects. You do not want the color to come off of them in the wash or through regular wear. To test your beads you can simply rub them together in your hands and see if they maintain their color without flaking. The best beads to use to embellish embroidery will be made of colored glass.

Use the Right Needle Size

While the size of your needle doesn’t matter too much when you are making your embroidery projects, it does matter, a lot, when you are working with beads. If you will be using glass seed beads, or other small-hole beads, you want to make sure you use a small thin, long beading needle to affix your beads to your project.

Beading needles work the best for two reasons. The first is that they will not break your beads when you thread them on. The second is that they are usually longer than embroidery needles and will allow you to string on beads all at one time if you want to.

Adding bead embellishments to embroidery projects can really make your projects “pop” and look like they were done by a professional. You really are only limited by your imagination!

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