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Cross Stitch

Cross Stitch

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A cross stitch is an x-shaped embroidery stitch.

Cross Stitch Embroidery is the style of embroidery based on the cross stitch. Counted Cross Stitch and Stamped Cross Stitch, the two main types of Cross Stitch Embroidery, create a design on fabric with embroidery floss.

For a Stamped Cross Stitch design, cross stitches are placed according to a design printed directly on fabric.

Counted Cross Stitch creates a design with floss on blank evenweave fabric such as Aida. Stitch placement is determined by following a pattern and counting the fabric threads or squares.

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