Tips To Follow Before You Begin Stitching

Here are four recommended Elizabeth Bradley stitching tips & hints you can follow before you begin to stitch your design.  We hope these tips make stitching a bit easier for you!  

 

Stitching Tip #1

Separate all wool colours in good lighting before you begin stitching as some colours can be very close in shade.  Keep the colours well separated throughout the stitching process to avoid similar shades being mixed up.  Our kit organizer bag is a great way to organize and store your strands.

 

Stitching Tip #2

Each kit includes Elizabeth Bradley wool that is pre-cut and ready to use.  We recommend using the full strand of wool, versus cutting it in half, for the best experience. 

 

Stitching Tip #3

Tie a small amount of each wool colour to the corresponding square on the key at the right hand side of the canvas for a quick, easy reference.  

 

 Stitching Tip #4

The quality of your piece can be affected by the tension of your stitches.  Tightly pulling the wool can cause the canvas to pucker.  Try to keep the tension of each stitch the same throughout the piece for a nice, even final project! 

5 comments

I’m an avid counted cross stitch fan, and have purchased two EB kits that I can’t wait to stitch. I’ve never done needlepoint before, but the Victorian stitch looks interesting! Your kits are gorgeous and well constructed. I appreciate the tips and YouTube videos you offer.

Kevin Tober May 15, 2019

I have a number of EB canvases…..some completed and some on the stack to work on. I also have a wonderful framer that makes my canvases look even better. Can’t wait to begin my next canvas. Thanks EB for wonderful needlepoint.

Diane kemper April 01, 2019

I have a number of EB canvases…..some completed and some on the stack to work on. I also have a wonderful framer that makes my canvases look even better. Can’t wait to begin my next canvas. Thanks EB for wonderful needlepoint.

Diane kemper April 01, 2019

Thanks for those tips can’t wait to start another project

Phyllis W James February 25, 2019

Thanks for the tips. I love the mini kits.

Ann

Ann R Hewitt February 19, 2019

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