Ok here we go. When I stitch HAED patterns I stitch in 10x10 blocks in vertical rows. This means I stitch all the stitches in a 10x10 block and then move down to the next block below it. As I stitch each colour I 'park' or leave the thread in the place where that colour is next in the block below.
First lets have a look at two blocks of chart
Here I have underlined all of this symbol in this block for you to see.
The red mark in the next block down shows where I will park my thread. So I stitch all the stitches with that symbol in that bock.
|My four stitches of that colour tent stitched|
|First Parked Thread|
I now stitch all these stitches and park the thread where that symbol occurs, I have marked in red, in the next block down.
|Two colours, stitched and parked|
I continue on as such, working my way through each of the colours until the entire block is done and I have all my threads parked in the next block.
I really hope this makes sense and is helpful, if not please do let me know and I will change it. If you need any further help please do not hesitate to e-mail me: firstname.lastname@example.org