How do I make my cross stitch tighter?
If you stitch in hand you have to be more careful. I find that pulling the thread mostly through and then using my little finger in the hand holding the needle to “flick” the tail the final bit gives perfect tension and is reproducible for each stitch.
How tight should cross stitch be?
You will quickly get comfortable making basic cross stitches. Here are a few additional tips to keep in mind. Aim for a nice easy tension on your stitches. Don’t pull them so tight that they warp the fabric or leave them so loose that they gap.
Is cross stitch hard?
Cross Stitch is one of the easiest forms of needlework as it combines a simple, straight stitch with a fabric that has evenly spaced holes to pass the thread through. The charts for cross stitch are similar to painting by numbers and by counting carefully and stitching slowly, you will easily learn to cross stitch.
Do you cross stitch dark or light colors first?
Work the design area first and any plain background last. Work the darker colors first, and the lighter colors last. Sometimes you’ll stitch only a few stitches in one area, and then jump to another area with that same color.