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  Step 1, An Explanation of Thred Cursors

To set and move stitches, you need to understand the needle cursor and the arrow cursor. The needle cursor is used to set stitches, and the arrow cursor is used to move stitches. Thred has more cursors for advanced uses.

When Thred is first opened you will see the upright needle cursor. When you see this cursor, left click to set stitches. If you have some other cursor and you want to get a needle cursor you can:

Left click the "add" on the main menu bar or hit "End + Control" to add stitches at the end of the design.

Hit "Home + Control" to add stitches at the beginning of the design.

Hold any Thred Cursor near a stitch and hit "Space" to insert stitches into the design.

Left click to set the first stitch, and then move the cursor to where you want the next stitch to be and left click again. Keep left clicking until you have set as many stitches as you want. then hit "Q", "Escape", or right click on an empty area of the design. Then you will see the arrow cursor and you are ready to edit stitches.

This is a rotating needle cursor. You get a rotating needle cursor by holding any Thred mouse cursor near a stitch and hitting "space". The direction of the needle cursor shows one of four directions of the stitch you have selected. This one shows up and to the right. That means the next stitch that will stitch is up and to the right.

Down and to the left.

Down and to the right.

Up and to the left. As you set stitches by left clicking, the cursor will change directions according to the position of the last stitch you set, and the next stitch in the stitch order.

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