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What is counted cross-stitch?
Counted cross-stitch is a needlecraft usually done on an evenweave fabric like Aida cloth or linen. To create the design, you follow a chart by creating a cross-stitch (x) of floss that corresponds to the appropriate color symbol on the design chart. Most cross-stitch is 14 (stitches) to the inch, worked up with two strands of embroidery floss. Embroidery floss is 6 strands and you separate them to get 3 lots of 2 strands from one length of embroidery floss.
Do I need a hoop in order to stitch Bucilla Baby project?
No, a hoop is not required to stitch Bucilla Baby projects, although using a hoop for stamped designs will help to keep the fabric taunt and the stitches uniform.
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.
Process: Pull the needle through at the point marked A. Then go down at the point marked B. Come back up at C and down at D.
Do I need a hoop in order to stitch Bucilla Baby project?
No, a hoop is not required to stitch Bucilla Baby projects, although using a hoop for stamped designs will help to keep the fabric taunt and the stitches uniform.
Should I wash the fabric on my Bucilla Baby project before starting to stitch?
No. The design on your Bucilla Baby project has been stamped on the fabric with a wash-out ink.
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, etc. Complete the top stitches to create an “X.” All top stitches should lie in the same direction.
How do you embroider a cross stitch?
Cross-stitches are done in a row or if necessary, can be done one at a time in an area.
Stitching is done by coming up at A, then go down at B, the hole diagonally across from A. Come back up at C and down at D, etc. Complete the top stitches to create an “X.” All top stitches should lie in the same direction.
Should I wash the fabric on my Bucilla Baby project before starting to stitch?
No. The design on your Bucilla Baby project has been stamped on the fabric with a wash-out ink.
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 at B, over the loop.
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