1. Wash y0ur hands before starting to stitch.
2. Never use hand creams just before stitching.
3. Keep food at a distance.
4. Remove the hoop from your stitching at the end of the day, to avoid stubborn ring marks on the fabric.
5.Don't store your cross stitch folded up.Instead roll it up and pop in a long cardboard tube.
6.Bind the ring of your hoop with ribbon to prevent splinters from wooden hoop damaging the fabric and stitches.
7. Use a hoop or frame that is big enough for your design so you don't have to squash the stitches.