Using Beads in Cross Stitch

Written by Katrina Renouf

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A half cross stitch is normally used to attach them, and you should stitch inrepparttar same direction asrepparttar 145332 lower half ofrepparttar 145333 cross stitch. Some designs suggest that a full cross stitch is used. The difference isrepparttar 145334 way thatrepparttar 145335 beads will lay. With a half stitchrepparttar 145336 bead will sit on a slant, while with a full cross stitchrepparttar 145337 hole throughrepparttar 145338 bead will lie up and down or sideways depending on which way you place it. Whichever you choose though, make sure you sew them allrepparttar 145339 same way. Many timesrepparttar 145340 instructions will tell yourepparttar 145341 best way to do it for your pattern. Either way,repparttar 145342 bead should be on its side though, not lay flat.

The packets that beads come in are small and do not close easily, so in order to make sure you donít lose any, find a suitable household container, with a lid, into which you can easily dip your needle and pick up a bead. Children and animals are a great danger torepparttar 145343 safety of your beads, andrepparttar 145344 beads can be a danger to them, so keep them far away from each other. A final word of caution, NEVER iron beadwork. The beads will probably break, or could melt and ruin all your hard work.

Katrina Renouf is the founder and owner of the cross stitch website

Tips For Buying Your First Model Train Set

Written by Robert Anderson

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HO scale is 1:87 size with 16.5mm track gauge and a minimum radius of 15 inches. HO scale is an excellent size to appreciaterepparttar detail and running performance without being too cramped. Also, many HO scale enthusiasts say that HO is ideal for running their model trains using a digital setup. If youíre looking for model trains that require lots of switching operations then HO enthusiasts will generally agree that HO scale is an excellent choice.

Robert Anderson is author of the best-selling ebook Model Train Help. For more model train tips, ideas and secrets from veteran model railroaders go to

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