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: 14/inch or 55/100mm
Design Size: 145 x 131 stitches
Sewn Design Size: 10.4 x 9.4 inches or 263 x 238 mm
Suggested Material Size: 16.3 x 15.3 inches or 413 x 388 mm
Stitch Style: Cross-stitch Using 2 strands
Preserving the direction of your stitches is very importent. Once you choose it don't change, stick with it unless your project specifically calls for it. It helps you to avoid your project looking haphazard and sloppy.
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