Sunday, January 7, 2007

Aida for Cross-stitch

Marjorie asks:
What's Aida cloth? I found an old magazine with a neat cross-stitch pattern that I want to try and it calls for this stuff.

Aida cloth is a specially woven cloth used for cross-stitching and other needle art. It has evenly spaced holes between the warp and the weft. You can buy this cloth with different size holes, normally expressed as a count, like 10 count or 12 count. The count equals how many holes there are per inch. The pattern should tell you what size Aida cloth to buy. You can buy it in either packages or by the yard.

Happy stitching!

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