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Tips About Stitching on Dark Cross Stitch Fabric

Black or Dark Blue Cross Stitch Fabric

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Dark Navy Aida Fabric

18-Count Dark Navy Aida Fabric

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Working with dark Cross Stitch fabric can be very frustrating. One of my works in progress is on a dark blue Aida fabric and I have learned a few tricks to help me see the squares of Aida more easily.
  • Place a white towel or pillowcase below the hoop or stitching frame.
  • Use a bright lamp or light.
  • Stitch for a set period of time and then take a break to allow your eyes to rest.
  • Invest in a light box. Place the light box in your lap and the light will shine up through the fabric, illuminating all the tiny holes in the Aida fabric.
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