Almost any charted cross stitch design can be used for silk gauze needlepoint. Designs without quarter stitches, blended colors, backstitches, or elaborate color changes make the most successful silk gauze needlepoint projects. You stitch over one thread on silk gauze.
Is Silk appropriate for cross stitch?
Silk embroidery floss can be used just as you would use cotton embroidery floss: use two strands on 14-count Aida or over two threads on 28-count linens. There are many creative reasons to use silk thread in your embroidery and here are three common ones to get you thinking: For Stitching Historical Reproductions.
What does 11CT mean in cross stitch?
11CT embroidery cloth represents 1 inch (2.54cm) embroidery cloth contains 11 lattice. “11CT cloth we use 3 strands embroider, 2 strands”, the grid when the embroidery with half of the 3 strands embroidery, and then hook with 2 shrands.
Can you put a cross stitch in the washing machine?
Always hand-wash cross stitch: Washing machines are much too rough for delicate cross stitch. Even large stitched items like pillowcases and table cloths need to be hand-washed. A washing machine agitator would destroy fine needlework.
Can you iron Aida cloth?
Set the iron to a low heat with steam, and iron the Aida cloth to remove any creases that remain in the fabric. Do not fold the Aida cloth when storing it, or you will create more creases.