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How to convert a linen cross stitch over to aida cloth?
Fri, Apr 17, 2015 1:35 PM
Posted by Eleanor Davenport
I found a cross stitch pattern that calls for 32 count parchment linen, but I do not like to work with linen. How do I convert the pattern to adia cloth?
  • Reply from Judy
    Saturday, April 18, 2015 1:42 AM

    About the only thing you really need to do is figure what size fabric you'll need to stitch it on aida. Of course that will depend on what count you'll be stitching on. You can go to the Fabric Size Calculator, right here under stitching tools, to help you figure the size of fabric you'll need. Hope that helps. Enjoy your day and happy stitching......Judy ;) Go to top

  • Reply from Pauline
    Sunday, April 19, 2015 2:25 PM
    If the 32 count is over 2 threads, that's the same as 16 count aida. If you use 14 count aida, then your piece will be a bit larger. Just remember, 14 count means 14 crosses to the inch and you can determine from there. Go to top
  • Reply from Panda B.
    Thursday, August 6, 2015 10:57 AM
    I think if you gave linen a try you would really love the finished look. I started out with evenweave as it is easier to figure out before jumping right into linen because it is even like Aida. Go to top
  • Reply from Interlacements
    Saturday, October 31, 2015 11:47 PM
    The only caution here is that if the pattern is calling for 32-count linen, it may have a lot of partial stitches -- 1/4 or 3/4 stitches splitting a single X into two colors. Those are a pain to do in Aida because you have to pierce the center of the Aida square to make a partial stitch. Metallic threads are hard to do on Aida because the holes don't shift to accommodate the thread as easily so the threads can fray. Go to top