Find the best cross-stitch instructors, classes, and lessons at HeyKiki and learn how to cross stitch. The art of cross-stitching is a type of thread embroidery where fabrics are sewn together to create an image. It is done on a fabric called aida cloth and most threads range from 14 to 40 count. Cross-stitching has been done in societies for centuries and its first appearance on American soil came in Plymouth, the famous Pilgrim town. And, in this recession-induced home craft trend lately, cross-stitch is back in style as a cheap and efficient way to dazzle up a simple piece of fabric.