Asked by: Lotfi Finogenov
asked in category: General Last Updated: 19th March, 2020

What count Aida should I use?

The most common counts in Aida Cloth are 11, 14, 18 and 28. The higher the number, the smaller the stitches will be, because there are more stitches in each inch. Beginners may want to start with 11-count or 14-count Aida Cloth, as it is easy to see where to place the stitches.

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Besides, what is the difference between 14 and 18 count Aida?

The different types of Aida cloth are labeled according to their thread count. Therefore, 14 Aida cloth is a 14-count fabric which gives 14 stitches per inch, and 18 Aida cloth gives 18 stitches per inch, since it is an 18-count fabric.

what's the difference between 14 and 16 count Aida? For example, 14-count Aida has 14 squares per inch, which means stitching on it will give you 14 stitches per inch. 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.

Considering this, how many threads do you use for 11 count Aida?

On Hardanger fabric (22 count) you usually will use only 1 strand; on 11 count Aida use 3 strands to stitch and 2 to backstitch.

Is 28 count Evenweave the same as 14 count Aida?

For example if you want to have the same design size of 14 count Aida (14 squares per inch), you could work it on 28 count (28 threads per inch) fabric, over two threads (28/2=14). The cross stitches would be exactly the same size, and therefore the complete design would be the same size.

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