FAQs

I would like to stitch on evenweave, but find it difficult to count the stitches correctly...
Is it better to complete each cross individually or to work them in rows?
Do I need a magnifier as well as a lamp?
How do I avoid getting in a muddle when unpicking mistakes?
What is the best way to store my threads?
Can I stitch the same designs on paper as I would on fabric?
I want to stitch a design that has areas left unstitched – how do I do this on plastic canvas?
How much do I need to spend on a lamp?
Why don't my stitches seem to cover the fabric adequately?
How can I be sure the backstitch detail I'm stitching on a design won't pucker my fabric?
Can I mix thread brands when stitching?
I want to backstitch round a simple floral design, but black seems to look too harsh - what shade should I use?
I bought some cheap thread and the colours ran when I washed my stitching. Is there anything I can do?
What should I do when the fabric I bought in a kit is very heavily creased?
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