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The best fabric for cross stitch other than even weave fabric and aida is Linen. Linen and evenweave look almost the same. Linen has small slubs in its surface but this wouldnot look so obvious once cross stitches are made. Linen has a beauty unparalleled as well as the weave is very apparent which makes it best for this embroidery.
Material Type: Aida Generic White
Sewing Count: 14/inch or 55/100mm
Design Size: 103 x 190 stitches
Sewn Design Size: 7.4 x 13.6 inches or 187 x 345 mm
Suggested Material Size: 13.3 x 19.5 inches or 337 x 495 mm
Stitch Style: Cross-stitch Using 2 strands

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103 x 190 stitches 20 colors

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Most designs supposed to be done using two strands of embroidery floss. But the floss is usually sold in six strand packaging.
So before threading your needle, you should separate all the 6 strands.
To do it just cut somewhat about 15”-18” (35 - 45 cm) of the thread. Hold it near the top with one hand allowing the bottom to untwist. Now pull each ply upward with the other hand. Carefully - one at a time.
Combine the necessary number of strands (typically two) and save the remaining for the next usage.