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note: These suggestions are intended only as aids for stitchers, and
should not be construed as hard and fast "rules".
General Tips for stitching Teresa Wentzler Designs
read all instructions before beginning to stitch.
Corrections and/or other special pointers from fellow
stitchers who have already completed the design.
needed, make one photocopy enlargement of the chart (this applies
especially to hand-drawn charts).
-- Warning concerning photocopying -- This permission to
photocopy applies only to my charts, and has has been granted
by Leisure Arts, holder of the copyrights to my designs. This
should not, under any circumstances, be considered permission
to photocopy any other designer's charts! Also, the following
limitations apply: the photocopy must be for your own use only,
and should be destroyed after use.
information about needlework
and copyrights can be found at Martha Beth Lewis'
Needlework Home Page. There's also a Needlework Copyright Information
your fabric size carefully: be sure the fabric thread count matches
the desired size of the finished stitchery. Make sure to add at
least three inches on all sides of the design for finishing
the pattern contains any unfamiliar specialty
stitches, practice them on a separate swatch of the
same type of fabric before attempting to add them to your piece.
beginning to stitch, be certain you are able to find/purchase
all the specialty items (or suitable substitutes): beads, metallics,
etc, that might be required, and familiarize yourself with how
to use them.
the raw edges of your fabric by machine overlocking, pinking,
hand over-casting, or using a product like Fray CheckTM.
Masking tape is not recommended.
where to begin stitching...large
designs will require a bit of preparation.
the most important tip of all: ENJOY!
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