Counting Holes or Threads and Where to Start
I'm a novice needlepointer and am so confused about how to follow a chart.
I've done a lot of preparation and in all the books (except one) I've read that each square on the chart is a stitch and corresponds with the holes in the canvas. But how can this be because you couldn't get a stitch in a hole?!!
I've now just read yet another book which kind of switched the light on - it said that you count the threads of the canvas, not the holes.
So I'd be most grateful if anyone could explain exactly what I should be counting. And where do I start, because instructions say to start in the centre but to stitch the design first - on my pattern the design isn't in the centre!
Ohhh, I so wanted to conquor needlepoint.
Kind regards to all