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1 Assembly

Use thumb tacks to fasten the fabric into work frame and printed materials facing up. To be more effective fabric must be tight and tacks should be 1.5 inch apart,otherwise the stiches will not stay secured and design will have a poor result.
2 Thread

Have floss ready for embroidery by separating colored braid.Separate end of braid and pull at a loose strand.The braid will separate into a curly floss.
3 Threading Needles

Insert end of curly floss through the hole at the bottom end of needle and to the side slot.Secondly,thread through the needle eye from groover side and firmly hold both ends of floss.
Pull till floss snaps into recess of needle. (If necessary,allow the needle to slide up and down over the floss before it is completely recessed.) Likewise,the embroidery will not stay unless floss return inside the needle at all times.
4 Sttich

Start embroidering by holding needle similar to pencil writing. The grooved side of needle must take toward direction of work. Propelry insert needle fully deep enough in order for stitches stay firmly. Carefully remove the needle from fabrics as you pull it in a slow motion ane gently pull the thread,then slide the point across the fabric for the next insertion. It is also not necessary to tie into a knot-loose ends of necess thread.Just simply cut thread on work surface.

Stiches are easily removed without further damage to fabric or thread,therefore it is suggested to practice in the inside od design until you acquire a flexible grips.
5 Fluffy Stitch

Insert long needle to full depth into the fabric.Pull it gentry and insert again as close as possible to the first insertion.Making sure not to leave a loop of thread between stitches repeat this process until
areas are fully covered with prescribed colors.
It is not important that the finished product looks attractive from the printed side.
The reverse side should be completely and evenly covered with loop stiches.If it appears some areas
look more thicker,re-do the areas,that is less thicker.It is not necessary to remove the first stiches,
re-do the procedure over the stiches until you acquire an even design.
6 Fluffing

Before starting fluffin arrange the stitches on the reverse side of the pile by applying a amount
of glue evenly on the stitches surface.This procedures will prevent the pile loops from separation
when fluffing. To achive the effectiveness when fluffing.Brush the piledstiches wish a wire brush.Begin brushing the pile in all direction until the floss become larger and silky. The finishing touch should be brush lightly and evenly in the direction of the natural lie of the pattern design.
7 Running Stitches

The stamped side of the fabric will be the finished side,threfore be careful so the fabric will not appear between stiches. Arrange long and short stitches over the area to be covered and be sure to run your stitches in the natural direction of the design.
8 Suggestion

Onec you become familiar with your new craft,you will develop your own methods and skills. Here are some helpful suggestion for all beginners.

A.It is always advisable to start as near the center as possible of your design and work toward the edges. This will eliminate the possibility of the completed section from coming apart.

B.When shading of colors is perfomed,make sure to utilize some of your stiches into the
adjoing color in order that there won't be any clear cut line where one color ends and next start.

C.In order to achieve a better contrast in colors when shanding,begin with the lightest color and proceed to the darkest one.

D.To work and accomplish a dimensional effect for high light,stitch the surface twice making sure your bottom layer runs opposite the finished top layer.

E.If you wish to add a fleck of colors,you may stitch from the reverse side of the fabric.

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