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Ship's Wheel|3503

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Consistent tension is crucial for creating proper stitches. They should be flat against the fabric, not too tight, not too loose. Experiment on scrap fabric until you learn how tightly you need to pull the floss to create a perfect stitch.
Material Type: Aida Generic White
Sewing Count: 14/inch or 55/100mm
Design Size: 93 x 93 stitches
Sewn Design Size: 6.6 x 6.6 inches or 169 x 169 mm
Suggested Material Size: 12.5 x 12.5 inches or 319 x 319 mm
Stitch Style: Cross-stitch Using 2 strands

Ship's Wheel
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93 x 93 stitches 4 colors

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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.