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.
Material Type: Aida Generic Black
Sewing Count: 14/inch or 55/100mm
Design Size: 141 x 135 stitches
Sewn Design Size: 10.1 x 9.6 inches or 256 x 245 mm
Suggested Material Size: 16 x 15.5 inches or 406 x 395 mm
Stitch Style: Cross-stitch Using 2 strands
There are a lot of styles of embroidery hoops and frames. It is your decision whether you use one or not. If you a beginner cross-stitcher perhapse you will prefere to put your fabric in an embroidery hoop. Just don’t pull your fabric too tight or it will distort the weave of the fabric.
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