What is the main difference between Aida, Evenweave and Linen?
Choosing the right fabric for your cross stitch and needlework project can be challenging. In this blog we explain the main difference between Aida, Evenweave and Linen: the most populair types of cross stitch fabrics. We will also touch upon other cross stitch fabrics like Waste Canvas, Interlock Canvas and Perforated Leather. Each embroidery fabric is designed for a unique purpose. Therefor they all have a different weave, texture, feel and sheen.
What is the best cross stitch fabric for beginners?
For beginners it is the easiest to start with 100% cotton Aida fabric. The square weave and open holes make this fabric easy to use. Aida creates very square stitches, frays less than evenweave and comes in a wide range of colours and counts. If you have some experience and prefer a finer endresult you can opt for an Evenweave of Linen fabric.
Read on for more detailed information about the different fabrics.