How do you keep cross stitch thread tidy?

How do I keep my cross stitch organized?

If you’re short on time and just want a fast way to keep your thread separate, get out a box of sealable bags. Place as many skeins or bobbins of thread as you like into each bag and label the outside of the with the thread’s color number. Then, put the bags into plastic totes or shoe boxes.

Should counted cross stitch be framed with glass?

I highly recommend glass as it will prevent incidental dust and oils from getting on the piece. You just spent hours making it – protect it! The glass (if you get UV glass), can prevent the piece from fading, which is very important as the dyes used may not all fade at the same rates.

Do you double the thread in cross stitch?

Use a single or double strand of thread, see pattern key for instructions. Bring the needle up through the fabric at the point of the first stitch (I), leaving 2 cm at the back, and bring the needle back through the fabric at the point where the stitch will end (J), this creates one backstitch.

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