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Celtic Cross Stitch Fabric - Tips On Choosing And Using Cross Fabrics

Apr 2, 2008
Fun with Celtic cross stitch never ends. And there would be enough proof for this from the creations of your granny. And now it's about time you surprised her with the one you can make and wouldn't it give you a high to make your own first craft creations.

This art embroidery can be luring as well as addictive; from the time you pick up the needle to the time you have a finished product in your hand you would have learnt a lot about this mesmerizing art. The fabric you choose can be of vital importance. Here you would need guidance. Not a bid deal but vital enough to pat attention. If you like to search the market for various fabrics then good or I shall help you here. For starters, you can read more on basic embroidery and designs

1. AIDA:

Aida is the fabric that suits cross stitch embroideries the most. This fabric is 100% cotton. For starters this represents the right opportunity for those who are trying their hand at the art for the first time and also those whose eyesight is weak. Aida has pores that are larger in size thus giving easy recognition pattern.

Aida block patterns are there in 8, and all the way to 18 blocks per 2.5cm (1inch). You can easily identify the number of pores by seeing the number of framework count. A simple model of 14 count fabrics means there exists 14 pores at a distance of every 2.5cms square. Needless to say that colors are a plenty and mixing colors by dying them is possible too. You can view more on this type of celtic cross stitch chart here

2. LINEN:
As appreciated as Aida. Linen has many more varieties than Aida though. Since it has more pores per count compared to Aida therefore it posses a difficult proposition for starters. Linen material normally is laced in twenty four to thirty six pore count, which makes the pores almost 2 times of that found in Aida fabric. Linen by character has abnormality. But those who can master this art can give it a craftsmanship or rather Midas like touch. With linen too color are bountiful.You can view more of linen stich fabric here.

. Jobelan: Jobelan is among the various varieties of linen. The fabric of Jobelan is woven intricately with mixtures of modal and cotton. Because it is weaved in a single pattern line and not blocks it handling and caring is much easier than perceived.

. Zweigart Linda: Another form of linen even weave is Zweigart Linda. This fabric is an amalgamation of Cotton with Synthetic fibers. The mixtures of synthetic fibers present the fabric a longer life. It is widely used in the making bed linens, baby clothes and baby beeps and napkins too.

. Belfast and Cashel linens: Such linens are of exclusive make, they are soft to feel, the flow and shine is rich thus making this fabric ideally suited to be the material you would like to dress yourself up in on a date to special occasion!

3. Stitching Paper:

If you like not to get started with the above mentioned fabrics then then option of a stitching paper shall be ideal. Stitching paper or trace sheets are meant of kids to be used in school projects. These trace sheets are punched or punctured.

Such sheets can be used for projects easily as they can be folded, twisted and turned, while also used for making of file covers, making book marks and then pasted on craft sheets and used extensively on other accessories. Paper embroideries using cross stitch patterns were the specialties of Victorians.

I hope this celtic cross stitch article however brief on various fabrics' paper choices has given you enough information to allow yourself to take the right decision. I would also fancy my chances that your interest in Celtic cross stitch fabrics would by now have grown immensely. It's my passion and hopefully by now yours too...
About the Author
Are you serious about celtic cross stitch? This one of a kind embroidery portal by cross stitch expert Jennifer Walter will give you exclusive access to some of the best patterns, tips, techniques and instructions to get you started in the world of celtic cross medieval stitch. Check it out at http://www.mycelticcrossstitch.c
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