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Frequently Asked Questions

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How do I cross stitch on evenweave fabric?

Cross-stitches on evenweave are worked over two fabric threads, so the finished “x” covers a four-thread square. Stitching is done by coming up through a hole between woven threads at A. Then go down at B, the hole diagonally across from A. Come back up at C and down at D, e...

How do you stitch a half cross stitch?

The half cross stitch is simply the first part of a cross stitch without cross back over to form the “X”. Come up at A, go down at B. Pull flat. Come up at C and down at D, etc. Work each stitch in the direction shown on Design Chart.

How do you stitch a satin stitch?

Satin stitches should be close enough to cover fabric without overlapping. Refer to the Design Chart for size of area to be worked in satin stitches. Begin at one side of satin stitched area. Come up at A; go down at B. Fill in area.

How do you stitch the back stitch?

The back stitch is the same process in regular embroidery and in cross stitch. Back stitches are completed after cross-stitches and are used to outline the design area or embellish areas of a design. In cross stitch, the back stitch is made the same length as the cross stitch...

How do I stitch a straight stitch in cross stitch?

Straight stitches are stitched the same as the length of the line segment on the Design Chart. Come up at A; go down at B. Pull flat. Repeat A – B for each stitch. Straight stitches can be worked in a vertical, horizontal, or diagonal direction.

How do you stitch the running stitch in cross stitch?

The running stitch is often used to created backgrounds and texture in cross stitch designs. Come up at A; go down at B. Come up at C, go down at D. Refer to Design Chart for length of stitches and amount of space between stitches.

How do you create a french knot in cross stitch?

These are decorative knots completed after all other stitching is finished. Come up at A; loosely wrap floss once around needle. Place needle at B, next to A. Pull floss taut as you push needle down through fabric. Carry floss across back of work between knots.

How do you create a lazy daisy stitch for embroidery or cross stitch?

These fun stitches are decorative loops held in place with a tack stitch at the end of the loop. Bring needle up at A. Make a loose loop with the thread and insert needle back in A and bring point of needle up at B (just inside loop). Pull needle out at B and insert back in ...

How do I create a lazy daisy stitch in embroidery?

These fun stitches are decorative loops. Bring needle up at A. Make a loose loop with the thread and insert needle back in A and bring point of needle up at B (just inside loop). Pull needle out at B and insert back in at B, over the loop.

How do you embroider a french knot?

These are decorative knots completed after all other stitching is finished. Come up at A; loosely wrap floss once around needle. Place needle at B, next to A. Pull floss taut as you push needle down through fabric. Carry floss across back of work between knots.
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