How to do a tapestry
Counted tapestry is essentially not difficult
Every stitch of Malcolm's kits has been painstakingly recorded and tested for accuracy.
The trick with the counting is to divide the backing canvas into a 10 square grid. Marked lines on the backing canvas cause no problem, because a completed tapestry leaves no uncovered canvas (except around the edges, which are covered by framing). The reverse side doesn't need particular care, as that won't get seen once it's been framed - just keep it fairly flat.
Having received all of the necessary parts: backing sheet, lengths of each colour shade, instructions, etc., you need only to support the backing sheet and follow the directions of which colour to stitch where.
Different tapestry makers treat the 'growing' process differently. Some prefer to start with the darker shades, so that any touching of the completed stitches will not cause discolouration. Others begin with the lighter, brighter, or more prominent parts, and eventually fill in the areas of less significance.
You can make your own choices about how to 'grow' your tapestry. Whichever
way you choose, you will achieve - with Malcolm's designs - an outstanding