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This is great! How long did this take you to make? I am a beginner and am considering doing this pattern.
The actual cross stitching was very easy. Getting the charms to lay nicely and be in the right place was a little fussy. I used a clear beading thread to do that.
Oh, that's good to hear! I just got my first cross stitch kit in the mail, and I realized that I would probably need a hoop to keep the cloth taut... do you have any tips or advice on that? Is it okay to not use a hoop, or is that advised?
I didn't use a hoop. Not that I don't like hoops but lately no matter how clean I have my hoop, I seem to end up with a hoop stain on the fabric that is hard to get out. Did you see the eagle I did for my husband's "man cave"? Oh my goodness. NEVER AGAIN!
If you look under the posting called "older counted cross stitch," you'll see an eagle. Lots of color changing. What was I thinking and there is another Marine Corps one of the dress uniform hat and a sword and gloves. That was not bad to do. The gold threads back then weren't as stitcher friendly as they are now.
Well then I will definitely start this project without a hoop. This is good, because I was very excited to start my first cross stitch kit, but then realized I didn't have the hoop! I can't seem to find the "older counted cross stitch", but I'll keep looking. Thanks for the advice! I'm hoping this all turns out well. :)
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