Thursday, December 13, 2012

Obvious Tip #1

When doing needlepoint, always iron out the creases from your fabric before you start working. There's nothing uglier then crushed stitches because you had to press hard to get lines out of a piece.

I've been doing cross-stitch for years and I never remember this until it's time to wash/iron a finished piece for framing. The washing helps, but seriously ironing beforehand saves a world of frustration and curse words.