High quality cross stitch Aida fabric woven from 100% cotton yarn, produced especially for Aida. Gold Standard Aida is up to 33% heavier so it can be stitched without a hoop. This does not need to be pre-washed. After stitching, we recommend hand-washing in cool to lukewarm water; no detergents with additives. Iron on low setting and use press cloth between stitching and iron surface.