Faberge Eggs


You can find fabric for cross stitching in different sizes, colors and types.

Aida, linen and evenweave are the most common types of cross-stitch fabric. The standard Aida fabric is a good fabric for beginners because the holes are large and easy to see.
Note - it is the number of holes per inch that determines the size of your stitches.
Renaissance Faberge Egg
152 x 125 stitches 30 colors
Rosebud Faberge Egg
110 x 173 stitches 25 colors
Hen Faberge Egg
133 x 142 stitches 29 colors
Pansy Faberge Egg
90 x 140 stitches 24 colors
Rothschild Faberge Egg
55 x 120 stitches 26 colors
Rosetrellis Faberge Egg
125 x 152 stitches 29 colors
Book Faberge Egg
100 x 195 stitches 29 colors
Tzar Nicolay Faberge Egg
100 x 190 stitches 30 colors
Tree Faberge Eggt
98 x 195 stitches 28 colors
Gold Peacocks Faberge Egg
86 x 130 stitches 29 colors



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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.

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Try to buy all your threads for a specific cross-stitch project at once. Why? Because the embroidery thread is dyed in different dye lots. Hence even if you think that you get a specific color from a specific manufacturer, it can sometimes have a slightly different hue. Most times it is not that noticeable, but to be on the safe side, buy it all at once.
To embroider properly use a special cross stitch needle. Such needles do not have a point and are larger because the thread is also thicker.
In the average pack of needles, you will find different sizes.
There are also specific needlework needles that allow you to do a certain stitch better, such as a French knot.

The easy to keep from losing your cross-stitch needles, is to glue a magnetic strip to the inside of the box you keep your embroidery floss and other accessories.
It is very important to double check your counting. It is called counted cross stitch, isn't it? If even one missing stitch in important area can destroy the project. So please, check your counting before you start the stitching. It's worth it.
Many stitchers prefere to use an embroidery hoop or a scrollbar stretcher. Nonetheless, it's still many times the fabric, which is usually made of cotton, eventualy becomes rumpled or wrinkled during the stitching process. Properly ironing the fabric before framing is a quick, easy way of eliminating wrinkles and leaving your cross stitch project looking its best.