A Creative Life

Angies A – Z of Crafting The Letter A

I love crafting and allsorts of crafts so I thought I would compile some of the words I use in the hopes it will help others, especially the abbreviations for cross stitch and other projects.

So we start with the letter A.

ACETATE

This is a plastic sheet which can be laid over the top of artwork to protect the same.  Can also be used as a overlay over charts so you can mark off and then clean the acetate when finished.

AIDA

A fabric used in cross stitch.  The count of the aida is done in Holes per Inch (HPI).  A lot of people stitch on 14ct, but can be purchased in 16ct, 18ct, 20ct and the larger sized Binca at 6ct,8ct and 11ct.

ANCHOR

A brand name for some of the sewing threads that are used.  Can be used in Cross stitch and Tapestry.  They produce cottons,  Tapestry wools, metallic threads, pearl cottons and also produce Cross Stitch Kits.

APERTURE

This is an opening or hole.  An example may be in a card where there is a square aperture on the front to allow you to put in a piece of artwork or a handmade piece.   This is also the hole in a frame where your artwork or cross stitch is shown.

This was a mirror I made using a Mill Hit Kit.  It fit into the mirror aperture perfectly and made a super present. 

APPLIQUE

Ornamentation, as a cutout design, that is sewn on to or otherwis eapplied to a piece of material.

ART

This is  the quality, production, expression, or realm, according to aesthetic principles, of what is beautiful, appealing, or of more than ordinary significance. Covers every crafts as every piece created is a work of Art

 

This was a piece of artwork I created for my Grandson as he was Ben 10 mad.  It hung on his wall for many years.

 

 

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