The most commonly used fabric for cross stitch is the Aida fabric and is the best fabric to use for your first project. This cotton fabric is woven into blocks marked out by regular spaced holes to work your cross stitch. For best results of the embroidery the Aida material should be used along with the embroidery hoop. Aida cloth is manufactured with various counts of squares per inch between the warp and weft thicknesses of the fabric. Each pre cut piece comes in a resealable pack to keep the fabric clean and tidy. The available counts are 10 and 15 in shades of White and Cream.