Dec 302017
 
Cross Stitch Fabric Preperation, Needle Selection and "Making the 'X'".

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Cross Stitch Fabric Preperation, Needle
Selection and "Making the 'X'"


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Cross Stitch Fabric Preperation, Needle Selection and “Making the ‘X'”.
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CS-NEDLE.TXT 992 508 deflated
CS-PREP.TXT 1128 579 deflated
CS-XST.TXT 1873 890 deflated
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Contents of the CS-NEDLE.TXT file


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Needles
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Needle Size
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Counted cross stitch should be done with tapestry needles. They have blunt
points and much larger eyes than sewing needles. The larger the size number,
the smaller the needle. One traditional rule says you should use a 22 needle
if the fabric is 14 count or less, a 24 or 26 needle if the fabric count is
16-18, and a 26 needle if the fabric is finer than 18. Most people ignore
this and use whatever they like best.

The size/amount of thread used can also determine the best needle size.

The usual "rule" holds--find a size (or sizes) _you_ like.


Needle Finish
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Some people tend to lose the finish on their needles. Besides being ugly,
this makes the needle more difficult to use. Special finishes, such as gold,
nickel and platinum, are available. They cost more but tend to last much
longer. Keep trying different finishes until you find the one that works best
for you.



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