There is never enough light when stitching on a darker cross stitch fabrics. Natural sunlight works best. So go out and sit in the park, or use your garden bench! Nothing better than a bit on sunshine on your skin while stitching.
But if you are indoors, or working in the evening, good lighting on top and under your work will make a world of difference.
Light the topside of your work
Switch on all the lights in your home. You can also use a book reading light or headlamp to make things much easier. Especially when they replicate natural light.
Add lights under your work
If you add a light under your work it will be so much easier to see the holes of your fabric. Our best tip is to use a tablet under your work. Search on the internet browser for “white background”, put this full screen and set your screen to the maximum brightness. It also helps to turn of any auto screen lock on your tablet.