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30 count linen cross stitch kit can I use aida instead
Sun, Jun 26, 2016 2:12 PM
Posted by Gill murray
I have purchased two cross stitch kits from a boot sale very good price. The problem is they are 30 count linen I find this far too small to work with even with a magnifying light. Is it possible to use Aida if so what size should I buy and does the fabrics need to be bigger the finished size would be 11 x 19 6/8" - 28 x 50cm on the 30 count not sure what to do any help much appreciated. Gill
  • Reply from NANCYE G
    Sunday, June 26, 2016 3:47 PM
    First, I had to figure out what a boot sale was. It is the British equivalent of a giant flea market or swap meet. I will try to explain how to change your pattern using 14ct fabric. You will have to do the math to convert inches to centimeters. What is the stitch count of your pattern? Divide the number of stitches by 14 and that is the number of inches the stitched area will be. For example: Your pattern is 140 x 140 stitches. 140 divided by 14 equals 10 inches. Your stitched area will be 10 x 10 inches. You should add an extra six inches in each direction (height and width). This is so you have wiggle room so that you can frame or make a pillow, etc. You would need to purchase a piece of 14ct aida that is 16 x 16 inches. Hope this helps. Go to top