Aida Cloth is the most common woven fabric used for cross-stitch.
The threads in the wrap an weft are closely woven in groups separated by tiny spaces in a grid pattern to accommodate thread of different thickness.The gaps in the weave are at regular spaces.It comes in different sizes indicating the number of squares per inch.
A 100 percent cotton Aida cloth comes in the following thread counts: 6, 8, 11, 14, 16, and 18.The higher the number, the finer the weave.
A 6 count Aida cloth has 6 cross stitches per inch while 12 count has 12 cross stitches per inch.
Adia cloth comes in many colors the most common ones are white, beige, and brown.