Here I would like to try to show you how to park threads, or at least how I do it.
I taught myself after weeks of reading everythig I could find about this special method of stitching. Today I can’t imagine going back to the good old cross country stitching. Not on my HAED design anyways!
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This is how I mark the pattern.
Pink highlight = parked threads.
I start to stitch and I start at the top left corner.
I also stitch full X, I don’t stitch a half and then go back like this: / / / / / \ \ \ \ \
All the black stitches are stitched and then I park that thread in the next grid underneath the grid I am stitching. I then continue stitching the other parked threads in the top grid.
<—– parked threads to be stitched.
Now these are stitched as well and I then park them in the grid underneath the grid I stitched. Or even sometimes I park it in the grid to the right.
This is how my pattern looks after wards.
The pink highlights = parked threads
The yellow highlights = stitched area