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Baltimore Oriole|3801

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The normal way to do cross stitch embroidery is to transfer the pattern on the fabric, then count the number of stitches on the pattern and work it on the fabric. This is why it is called the counted cross stitch. This simply sounds complicated . Cross stitch is not at all complicated. You can do the work free hand and it will still be a beauty.
Material Type: Aida Generic White
Sewing Count: 14/inch or 55/100mm
Design Size: 120 x 70 stitches
Sewn Design Size: 8.6 x 5 inches or 218 x 127 mm
Suggested Material Size: 14.5 x 10.9 inches or 368 x 277 mm
Stitch Style: Cross-stitch Using 2 strands

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120 x 70 stitches 25 colors

Aida – Most beginners start their cross stitch projects on Aida fabric. This is a somewhat loosely woven fabric meant for cross stitch with prominent threads; looks like a fabric made of threads grouped together. It is also very inexpensive but not suitable for functional things because of the holes in the fabric. 14 count Aida is universally the most popular cross stitch fabric.

For beginners Aida is one of the best fabric for cross stitch, because of the readily available weaves. You may need to interface the cloth if it is too loose.