Needle sizes

By mark-worldofXS, Mon, 2010-08-09 13:08
What size needle do I need for cross stitch?

You will need a blunt tapestry needleThis is the best needle to use for stitching a design on aida or evenweave. It has a blunt end that will pass smoothly through the holes of the fabric without damaging it. for cross stitch. Pick a size that matches the countThis refers to the number of holes there are per inch of fabric. It can vary from 6- to 55- count. The higher the number, the smaller your cross stitches will be, so choose a size that you're comfortable with. The most popular size in cross stitch is 14-count aida, and this is usually stitched in two strands. Try comparing this with 16- and 18-count to see which one you like best. of your fabricThe material on which cross stitch is made, of the fabric is aida though evenweave and linen can also be used. Fabrics come in many colours and many counts. It can also be made of perforated paper or plastic. Only fabric especially made for cross stitching should be used for stitching, because the even spacing of the threads is very important – each type of fabric is made up of holes of an even stitch count. To stitch on other fabrics you can use waste canvas.:
FABRIC SIZE = 8 and 11 count aidaThe most common fabric used for cross stitch, and the best one to use for your first project. It is woven into blocks marked out by regularly-spaced holes. Use these holes to work your cross stitches. Aida is sold in various sizes or counts. The most popular size is 14-count. NEEDLE SIZE = 22
FABRIC SIZE = 14-count aida NEEDLE SIZE = 24
FABRIC SIZE = 16 and 18-count aida; 28,30 and 32-count evenweaveA general term for fabrics that can be used for cross stitch instead of aida. These are more loosely-woven and less stiff than aida, and come in a high count such as 28- or 32-count. They are stitched over two threads. Linda, jobelan and linen are three popular types of evenweave. over two; 22-count hardanger and finer NEEDLE SIZE = 28