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.
Material Type: Aida Generic White
Sewing Count: 14/inch or 55/100mm
Design Size: 118 x 122 stitches
Sewn Design Size: 8.4 x 8.7 inches or 214 x 221 mm
Suggested Material Size: 14.3 x 14.6 inches or 364 x 371 mm
Stitch Style: Cross-stitch Using 2 strands
Plastic / fabric canvas – This is another medium on which cross stitching is done.
This is used for doing beautiful cross stitch designs on homedecor and accessories. The canvas used here is an open mesh. Fabric canvas is more finer than the plastic canvas. You may need to apply interfacing to the back of fabric canvas to use it for anything functional.
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