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Cross-stitch on even-weave fabric, Hungary, mid-20th century

Even-weave fabric or canvas is any woven textile where the warp and weft threads are of the same size.[citation needed]

Fabrics and uses

Even-weave fabrics include even-weave aida cloth, linen, and needlepoint canvas. These fabrics are typically required as foundations for counted-thread embroidery styles such as blackwork, cross-stitch, and needlepoint, so that a stitch of the same "count" (that is, crossing the same number of fabric threads) will be the same length whether it crosses warp or weft threads.



  • Bath, Virginia Churchill (1979). Needlework in America. Viking Press. ISBN 0-670-50575-7.
  • Caulfield, Sophia Frances Anne & Saward, Blanche C. (1885). The Dictionary of Needlework.
  • Complete Guide to Needlework. Readers Digest Association. 1979. ISBN 0-89577-059-8.

External links

  • "Embroidery fabric for counted thread projects". Needlework Tips and Techniques.

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