A few people are interested in the technique of ‘parking’. This is a useful technique for working on large projects with full coverage. It involves leaving your thread in tact at the corner of the next stitch of that colour. I am relatively new to the technique myself and haven’t quite worked out my favourite way of employing it. However, I have put together a few videos and pages I found helpful when wrapping my head around parking:
The two YouTube videos I found most useful can be found here:
There are also some written descriptions of the technique I came across during my research and they can be found here:
Scarlet Quince – Scarlet Quince also have some lovely charts and other tutorials on their website I have found useful from time to time.
Crafty Writer – This blogger does a wonderful parking guide.
Advanced Cross Stitch – Another way of parking is demonstrated in this one.
I believe that the key to learning parking (if you want to) is finding lots of varied tutorials and coming up with the way it works for you.
Please comment if you have any other tutorials that you have found helpful for any technique in cross-stitching!