Ann Logan

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Gentle Flower|818

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Buy all your supplies for a project at the start. Thread comes in dye lots that may vary slightly between batches.
Material Type: Aida Generic White
Sewing Count: 14/inch or 55/100mm
Design Size: 80 x 115 stitches
Sewn Design Size: 5.7 x 8.2 inches or 145 x 209 mm
Suggested Material Size: 11.6 x 14.1 inches or 295 x 359 mm
Stitch Style: Cross-stitch Using 2 strands

Gentle Flower
DMC Threads
Cross Stitch Calculator
80 x 115 stitches 17 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.