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I am fixing to do a croosstitch of a figure that the pattern says 18 count, can it be done on 14 count and would it looks as good. -- Cheryl McManus from Natchez
- Any pattern can be used on any size of Aida cloth,it's just your preferense! -- russand.cathy.schenk live.com from -- Aug 03
- The only difference between the two cloths is the size.Both can be used,the 18 count will be larger to see than the 14 count.I prefer to work on 14 count Aida,but it's preference. 18 count is easier on the eyes if you are new to the art. -- russ.and.cathy.schenk live.com from 6570 Line 72 Atwood, Ontario -- Aug 03
- Excuse me (to the previous poster) but 14 count means 14 stitches to the inch. 18 count means there are 18 stitches to the inch. This means that the 14 count is larger and easier to see than the 18. Both are stitched with the same strands of floss (usually 2) The only difference between the two finished pieces is that the finished 14 count piece will be a bit larger than the 18 count piece. -- Pauline from Barnegat, NJ -- Aug 05
- I always follow the rule. The larger the number like 18 the design will be smaller than doing it on 14 count the design will be larger. -- Bev from Yorktown, Va -- Aug 05
- I have been cross-stitching for 30+ years and have found that some details will not be as sharply defined when using 14 Aida when pattern calls for 18, especially when doing human figures (I did a wizard 14X20 inches on 14 for my son and then on 18 for myself and found marked difference in appearance of detail. -- Ronald Charny from Ellamore, WV -- Aug 04
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