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: 100 x 100 stitches
Sewn Design Size: 7.1 x 7.1 inches or 181 x 181 mm
Suggested Material Size: 13 x 13 inches or 331 x 331 mm
Stitch Style: Cross-stitch Using 2 strands
Fabric for cross stitch are referenced with the number of stitches possible in an inch. 10- 14 are the best for beginners ; it will be very difficult for a starter to do crossstitch on fabric with 20 or more stitches per inch.
Once you have got a hang of the techniques of cross stitch you can use other fabric to do cross stitch designs like a woven fabric with an even weave . Even weave means the number of threads will be the same per inch horizontally as well as vertically, making perfect squares to do your cross stitch.You get cotton even weave fabric specifically suited for cross stitch in the stores.
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