Stitching on Aida

Cross Stitching on Aida

16 Apr Stitching on Aida

All the fabrics in the Aida family are woven with the threads grouped into bundles to form a square pattern on the fabric, which in turn creates obvious holes.

Stitching on Aida

Cross Stitching on Aida

The stitches are formed using these holes. Aida is available in many different colours and counts and because it is so easy to see the holes and therefore where to put the needle, beginners tend to work on Aida.

This picture shows how the fabric count affects the size of the finished motif.


How to order Aida Fabric from us.

When you are on our website, and select the fabric colour, then you will be given options on that page.

See this page for an example

When you click on options, then you will see Aida options come up.



  • It is wonderful for cross stitch as it creates very square stitches
  • It is easy to see where to put your needle
  • Projects seem to grow quickly
  • It is perfect for checks, tartan and gingham designs
  • It frays less than evenweaves, unless encouraged
  • Aida is now available made of linen threads, which is lovely to handle



  • Fractional stitches are more difficult to form
  • You are limited to using the holes created by the fabric manufacturer
  • Some counted stitches need more fabric threads for formation


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