The best fabric for cross stitch other than even weave fabric and aida is Linen. Linen and evenweave look almost the same. Linen has small slubs in its surface but this wouldnot look so obvious once cross stitches are made. Linen has a beauty unparalleled as well as the weave is very apparent which makes it best for this embroidery.
Material Type: Aida Generic White
Sewing Count: 14/inch or 55/100mm
Design Size: 36 x 36 stitches
Sewn Design Size: 2.6 x 2.6 inches or 65 x 65 mm
Suggested Material Size: 8.5 x 8.5 inches or 215 x 215 mm
Stitch Style: Cross-stitch Using 2 strands