1.What is cross stitch?
Cross Stitch is one of the easiest stitches to learn. It starts with a simple X shaped stitch that is commonly stitched with colorful cotton thread on an even-weave fabric. The cross stitch is repeated numerous times to create a design. Counted cross stitch designs are made by following a grid or chart where each square that contains a symbol represents 1 stitch.
Each purchase comes with easy to follow printable instructions that are great for beginners, Intermediate & advanced. Cross stitch patterns are a wonderful way to relax and enjoy! When you are done, they make great gifts and displays for the home or office.
HIGH QUALITY COTTON FABRIC WITH ACCURATE PRE-PRINTED PATTERN: This embroidery kits use thicker cotton fabric than other ordinary kits, which lasts long with elegant look. Accurately pre-printed cute design as well as Arab numbers, symbols and DMC colors makes this cross-stitching work easy and fun learning, for all ages.
CROSS STITCH KITS PERFECT FOR BEGINNERS KIDS ADVANCED: Perfect for a cross stitch art beginner or intermediate level. Clear and bright colors make this kit very enjoyable to stitch.
HD PRE-PRINTED:Pattern The fabric is clearly printed with tiny squares that are colored and labeled with symbols. Each symbol corresponds to a cross stitch thread color. The symbols are written on a chart, with the corresponding thread color written below it. The chart is typically printed on the side of the fabric.
ENVIRONMENTAL FRIENDLY WATER SOLUBLE PRINTING DYE EASY TO WASH: The colorful pattern and grid lines printed on the cross stitch fabric are very easy to wash off after you finish the embroidery work. Since it uses water soluble printing dye, please do not get it wet before you finish it.
11 COUNT AND FULL EMBROIDERY DESIGN AND ENOUGH THREADS IN THE PACKAGE:This cross stitch design should be completed with 3-strands thread. Each line we provide is composed of 6 strands, so you need to divide the 6 strands into two 3-strand lines before you work.
**Note: no frame**
Manual measurement, please allow 1-2mm error, thank you!
Please understand the slight color difference because of the light irradiation or computer display difference.
(14CT)please use 2 strands threads for full stitch,1 strands threads for back stitch.
(11CT)please use 3 strands threads for full stitch,2 strands threads for back stitch.
The pattern has been printed on the cloth(11CT printed and 14CT printed), so before finishing stitching, the cloth cannot touch water, otherwise the printed part will disappear.
After finishing stitching, put the cloth in water for half an hour, then make it dry, and then you can make a frame for it.
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1.What fabric do you use for your cross stitch kits?
For cross stitch, there are three main fabrics to choose from: aida, evenweave and linen. In our website,we provide aida which is the easiest yet popular when learning to stitch. It’s made from 100% cotton and comes in various “counts” meaning holes per inch. “11 count aida” means that there are 11 holes/squares per inch of the fabric. Therefore, “14 count aida” means that there are 14 holes/squares per inch and so, the squares or ‘crosses’ you stitch will be smaller.
2.What’s the difference between aida fabric and evenweave fabric?
Evenweave fabric which technically can be any fabric that’s woven evenly (the same number of threads per inch in both directions and all the same thickness). With aida, you count squares but with evenweave, you count the number of threads you ‘work over’ (usually 2 – you miss one and go into the next hole). It’s a bit trickier than aida as there isn’t an obvious ‘grid’ to work on. Stitching on 28 count evenweave fabric would give you a finished piece the same size as if it were stitched on 14 count aida (you simply divide by 2).
3.What does fabric count mean in cross stitch?
Cross stitch fabric like Aida and linen are woven with the same number of threads in each direction to create evenly sized squares. Appropriately called evenweave fabrics, they are perfect for cross stitch because they produce evenly-sized stitches.
The number of squares per inch determines the count of the fabric. For example, 14-count Aida has 14 squares per inch, which means stitching on it will give you 14 stitches per inch. Squares per inch and stitches per inch are interchangeable in this example.Similarly, 16-count Aida has 16 squares or stitches per inch and 18-count Aida has 18 squares or stitches per inch. The higher the count, the more stitches per inch. In short,count is the number of holes per inch in a piece of fabric.
4.Why does fabric count matter?
The count of the fabric determines the final size of your piece. For example if you are stitching a motif that is 42 stitches high by 42 stitches wide on 14-count fabric, the finished design will be 3 inches square (42 stitches / 14 stitches per inch = 3 inches). On 16-count fabric the piece will be 2.6 inches square, and on 18-count fabric it will be 2.3 inches square.
The higher the fabric count, the smaller the finished design will be, and the lower the fabric count, the larger it will be.
Take a look at the picture below. The same apple motif was stitched on three different fabric counts, with very different results. The largest apple was stitched on 6-count fabric (6 stitches per inch), the medium on 11-count fabric (11 stitches per inch), and the smallest on 16-count fabric (16 stitches per inch).
Fabric count also determines the size needle you use. With lower count fabrics you should use a bigger needle, and with higher count fabrics a smaller one.
5.Which needle do I need for cross stitch?
Firstly, make sure it’s a ‘tapestry’ needle meaning it has a blunt end so you won’t pierce the fabric (or your finger!) like you would with a sharp ended sewing needle.
Now, you also have to choose the right size for your fabric as the holes in your fabric are bigger or smaller depending on the ‘count.’ Check out the handy table below. You can always try a few out with your fabric and see which you prefer.
6.How to determine fabric count?
If you have a piece of cross stitch fabric with no labels or anything to indicate the fabric count,you can figure out the fabric count like this.
Place a pin horizontally in your fabric. Using a ruler to measure, insert a second pin one inch from the first. Now just count the number of squares between the pins to determine the fabric count.
7.What is cross stitch vs needlepoint?
Although they may seem similar, cross stitch and needlepoint are different. The main differences are the type of stitch used, the fabric and the thread.
The most common stitch for needlepoint is the tent stitch ( which looks like /// ) although there are others, and for cross stitch it’s the cross (which looks like X ).
The fabric used for needlepoint is actually a canvas so is sturdier than cross stitch fabric and has bigger holes. The fabric used for cross stitch is Aida or linen which is much softer and has smaller holes.
The reason you need bigger holes for needlepoint is that the thread you use tends to be wool or yarn and for cross stitch it’s mostly stranded embroidery cotton.
8. Can you cross-stitch without a hoop?
Of course. Some people prefer a hoop because without one, their hand aches. But many people stitch without one and some even find it faster this way too.
9.Should I worry about the back of my cross stitch?
My personal opinion is no, especially if you are just starting out. Concentrate on the front first and try not to worry about what the back looks like.
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