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How can I start modifying premade charts and kits?

Substituting for French Knots

Do you dislike using French Knots in your stitching? Add beads to your project instead of French Knots.

   
When should I add back stitches?

When to Back Stitch

Complete back stitching after all other stitching has been completed.

   
Is it difficult to work with linen?

Railroad Stitches

Railroading is a technique that helps stitches lie flat. When completing one half of the cross stitch, pass the needle between the two strands of thread. This takes more time and concentration, but allows for flat stitches when working on uneven fabrics such as linen.

   
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