Many of the stitches traditionally used in surface embroidery can also be worked on CharlesCraft Aida fabric or Evenweave fabric by working them as counted stitches, and are perfect for accenting a cross stitch design.
In the example to the right, Fern Stitch and Herringbone Stitch have been worked over the squares in Aida fabric. The stitches would be really pretty as borders or dividers between different areas in a cross stitch design.
With such a wide variety of stitch options available, it’s a lot of fun to experiment and mix it up.
Check out our Stitch Diagrams for information on how to work a variety of embroidery stitches!