How do you clean cross stitch needles?
Take your cross stitch needles out of the fabric after stitching and keep your needles clean by using a needle emery – just push and pull your needle through to clean off rust, oils or sticky stuff that might accumulate as you stitch.
Where do you store cross stitch?
Keep your project away from direct sunlight.
Store it in a pillowcase or large zip-lock bag to keep dust-free. A dry, sealed container will prevent visits from moths. 3. If you use an embroidery hoop, remove your project from the hoop between stitching sessions.
How do you maintain a needle?
Handling sharps and needles
- DO NOT uncover or unwrap the sharp object until it is time to use it.
- Keep the object pointed away from yourself and other people at all times.
- Never recap or bend a sharp object.
- Keep your fingers away from the tip of the object.
Do you need to wash Aida for cross stitching?
Depending on what you are doing with your finished piece you may want to wash your aida / evenweave first. For example, if you are making a cushion washing your fabric first can ensure your fabric won’t shrink a little after you have made the cushion and need to wash it after using it .