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Blackbird Designs - The Winter Is Past

Blackbird Designs - The Winter Is Past

Blackbird Designs - The Winter Is PastThe stitch count is 181w x 160h...

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Linen and Threads - A Bee C Pin Pillow

Linen and Threads - A Bee C Pin Pillow

Linen and Threads - A Bee C Pin Pillow - Printed ChartRequirements:8” ..

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Linen and Threads - A Bee C Pin Pillow - Downloadable Chart

Linen and Threads - A Bee C Pin Pillow - Downloadable Chart

Linen and Threads - A Bee C Pin Pillow - Downloadable ChartThis is a d..

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Just Nan - Spring Mouse In A House (#1 of 4 in the series)

Just Nan - Spring Mouse In A House (#1 of 4 in the series)

 Just Nan - Spring Mouse In A House (#1 of 4 in the series)Introd..

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Just Nan - Summer Mouse In A House (#2 of 4 in the series)

Just Nan - Summer Mouse In A House (#2 of 4 in the series)

 Just Nan - Summer Mouse In A House (#2 of 4 in the series)Introd..

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2017 Cottage Garden Club

2017 Cottage Garden Club

The new Cottage Garden Club is about to commence in June.  It wil..

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Linen and Threads - Pansies and Dandelions

Linen and Threads - Pansies and Dandelions

Linen and Threads - Pansies and Dandelions Chart This is a printe..

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Linen and Threads - Pansies and Dandelions - Downloadable Chart

Linen and Threads - Pansies and Dandelions - Downloadable Chart

Linen and Threads - Pansies and Dandelions ChartThis is a downloadable..

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Erica Michaels - The 12 Days Of Christmas 3 (The Linen Berry Collection)

Erica Michaels - The 12 Days Of Christmas 3 (The Linen Berry Collection)

 Erica Michaels - The 12 Days Of Christmas 3 (The Linen Berr..

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Erica Michaels - The 12 Days Of Christmas 2 (The Linen Berry Collection)

Erica Michaels - The 12 Days Of Christmas 2 (The Linen Berry Collection)

 Erica Michaels - The 12 Days Of Christmas 2 (The Linen Berry Col..

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Blackbird Designs -  Its Spring Fever - Loose Feathers Club 2017

Blackbird Designs - Its Spring Fever - Loose Feathers Club 2017

Blackbird Designs - A Wish For You 75 X 85This is the first of nin..

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Blackbird Designs - My Dear Hearts

Blackbird Designs - My Dear Hearts

Blackbird Designs - My Dear HeartsStitch Count: 137w x 177h.Stitched O..

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Blackbird Designs - Sewing Bird

Blackbird Designs - Sewing Bird

Blackbird Designs - Sewing BirdStitch Count:  80w x 110hStitched ..

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Little House Needleworks - Needlework ABC's (with thread)

Little House Needleworks - Needlework ABC's (with thread)

Little House Needleworks - Alphabet RhymeThreads are included with cha..

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Scarlett House -  Martha Pudsey 1834

Scarlett House - Martha Pudsey 1834

 Scarlett House - Little Red ChairStitch count: 294 x 288Stitched..

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Plum Street Samplers - Mariners Drum

Plum Street Samplers - Mariners Drum

 Plum Street Samplers - Mariners DrumStitch counts for three pieces:217w x 57h (side of drum)..

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Plum Street Samplers - Sampler House II

Plum Street Samplers - Sampler House II

 Plum Street Samplers - Sampler House II Stitch count: 98w x 99h Linen used: 36 ct. Ol..

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Plum Street Samplers - Sampler House I

Plum Street Samplers - Sampler House I

 Plum Street Samplers - Sampler House I  Stitch count: 97w x 97h Linen used: 36 ct...

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Hands Across The Sea - The Old Scot c 1740-60

Hands Across The Sea - The Old Scot c 1740-60

The Old Scot has been brought to you in collaboration with Sigrid and Torsten Eckel who reproduced t..

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What is Cross Stitch?

Cross-stitch is a popular form of counted-thread embroidery in which X-shaped stitches in a tiled, raster-like pattern are used to form a picture. Cross-stitch is often executed on easily countable evenweave fabric called aida cloth. The stitcher counts the threads in each direction so that the stitches are of uniform size and appearance. This form of cross-stitch is also called counted cross-stitch in order to distinguish it from other forms of cross-stitch. Sometimes cross-stitch is done on designs printed on the fabric (stamped cross-stitch); the stitcher simply stitches over the printed pattern.

Fabrics used in cross-stitch include aida, linen and mixed-content fabrics called 'evenweave'. All cross stitch fabrics are technically "evenweave," it refers to the fact that the fabric is woven to make sure that there are the same number of threads in an inch both left to right and top to bottom (vertically and horizontally). Fabrics are categorized by threads per inch (referred to as 'count'), which can range from 11 to 40 count. Aida fabric has a lower count because it is made with two threads grouped together for ease of stitching. Cross stitch projects are worked from a gridded pattern and can be used on any count fabric, the count of the fabric determines the size of the finished stitching.

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