Stitching on Linen

This is a quick introduction to the idea of stitching on linen fabric. It is not difficult and not always finer or harder to see. Linen is available is a variety of thread counts so you can work on something you can see comfortably.

A charted design stitched on linen

This little house project is worked over two fabric threads using two strands of stranded cotton (floss) adding the tiny amount of backstitch in one strand only. As with most counted projects, it is a good idea to start in the middle of the fabric and the middle of the chart. You cannot always tell how large the design will be when stitched. The physical size of the chart bears little relation to the completed size. It is the stitch count across and down which determines this. You will find more about this in later sections

Cross stitch on linen