Useful Tips




Tip 1

Use 'Cross-Stitch Pattern Designer' software to convert your chosen image into a fully designed pattern.



Tip 2

On large tapestries, work in manageable small rectangles so that you complete 'mini-tapestries' on a regular basis and avoid having to wait ages before seeing any positive result! Suggest rectangles of around 900-1200 stitches works best.

Tip 3

Always wash your hands before picking up your work to avoid having to remove any marks by washing a 25,000 stitch masterpiece!



Working in rectangles

Tip 4

On your 'mini-tapestry' complete one colour at a time. Using coloured headed pins, mark out each row containing your current colour symbol, with a pin stuck in the top-right corner of the rightmost stitch in each block in the row. Do not put the pin into the stitch sybol itself because you won't be able read the sybol when you pull the pin out!



Picking out a colour

Tip 5

Always wash your hands before picking up your work to avoid having to remove any marks by washing a 25,000 stitch masterpiece!

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