What is magic guide Aida?
DMC Magic Aida is an innovative fabric that takes the guesswork out of stitching. Magic aida has a red grid with perfectly parallel lines, each grid square counts out 10 points. The red grid will wash easily away when you are done with your embroidery. Magic Aida is great for large stitchery projects.
What is the difference between 14 and 16 count Aida cloth?
“14 count aida” means that there are 14 holes/squares per inch of the fabric. Therefore, “16 count aida” means that there are 16 holes/squares per inch and so, the squares or ‘crosses’ you stitch will be smaller. You can get aida in counts as low as 6 which is pretty easy to stitch on as the ‘grid’ is so big!
What does Aida 18 count mean?
The number of squares per inch determines the count of the fabric. Similarly, 16-count Aida has 16 squares or stitches per inch and 18-count Aida has 18 squares or stitches per inch. The higher the count, the more stitches per inch.
What Aida count should I use?
The most common counts in Aida Cloth are 11, 14, 18 and 28. The higher the number, the smaller the stitches will be, because there are more stitches in each inch. Beginners may want to start with 11-count or 14-count Aida Cloth, as it is easy to see where to place the stitches.
How do you clean Magic Guide fabric?
Magic Guide Aida has a pink grid with perfectly parallel lines, each grid square counts out 10 points. The pink grid is designed to wash away (simply soak for 30 minutes in warm water, using a drop of mild detergent if necessary prior to rinsing). For fully stitched projects washing may not even be required.
What is Zweigart fabric?
Zweigart aida fabric, cotton evenweave, linen evenweave, canvas and free style embroidery fabric. You will find many counts, colours and finishes for cross stitch, embroidery, needlepoint, tapestry and other needlecraft projects. Available as fat quarters, fat halves, half metres, full metres and multiples thereof.
Can you use 14 count Aida for a 16 count pattern?
You can use either 14 or 16 ct for any project. If a pattern calls for 16 ct and you choose 14 ct, the final piece will be a little larger than it says on the pattern.
What is the difference between 14 count and 18 count Aida cloth?
Types. The different types of Aida cloth are labeled according to their thread count. Therefore, 14 Aida cloth is a 14-count fabric which gives 14 stitches per inch, and 18 Aida cloth gives 18 stitches per inch, since it is an 18-count fabric.
How do you clean easy grid fabric?
The grid will wash out with warm water (test first before stitching), but this fabric is especially nice for full coverage stitching so you don’t have to be concerned about the grid washing out. Normally Zweigart recommends 40°C (104F) and 40 minutes in the washing machine.