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Counting Cross Stitch Tip

By: Maxine Corimski

When starting counted cross stitch using even numbers of strands, thread your needle with the cut edges so that instead of having to weave in your beginning thread, you have a loop. Ending threads, as usual, have to be woven in. But this way you have less bulk on the back, therefore leaving you with a much neater back.

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Not only is there less bulk there is no knot to work its way to the front of the canvas. Here's a simple diagram showing the technique.

when you begin a new strand of thread cut off twice as much as you would need for your project - pull one strand of floss from the thread - fold the floss in half placeing the two ends together and thread this end through the needle leaving the loop end as the longer part of the thread - bring the needle up through the fabric and then back down again through a second hole - once the needle is through the second hole slip the needle through the loop and pull firm - continue working your project as usual - this is probably the best way to begin a new piece of floss to a project - with much less bulk

I don't understand what is meant by this hint. where does the loop come in? can you please explain this in more detail? or show an example? Thank you!

I have been doing this for about 20 years, and it really speeds up project time.


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