If you are a beginner stitcher prefer to use Aida cloth. Its weave forms clearly distinctive squares in the fabric, which eases the placing of stitches.
Another option is using waste canvas. It forms a grid for stitching which can be easily removed later.
Material Type: Aida Generic White
Sewing Count: 70/inch or 278/100mm
Design Size: 25 x 39 stitches
Sewn Design Size: 0.4 x 0.6 inches or 9 x 14 mm
Suggested Material Size: 6.3 x 6.5 inches or 159 x 164 mm
Stitch Style: Cross-stitch Using 1 strand
Remember, cross-stitch is considered counted embroidery.
So count count count count again and double check your counting. It really helps minimize mistakes.
Gridding save you a lot of time (and your sanity too). Cross stitch is meant to be relaxing. Make your hobby hugely beneficial for your mental and physical health.
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