Why you do NOT recommend to use cross stitch fabric?

Why you do NOT recommend to use "Cross stitch fabric such as counted Aida".

I thought this type of fabric is particular for embroidering (at least for cross stitch embroidering).


Cross stitch fabric - because of the large holes and tight weave - is really tough to do free form embroidery on. It's much better for pieces with a ton of straight stitching. You can't always put the needle through where it needs to go!

Additionally, I personally do not like the look of cross stitch fabric for embroidery. Because you're not filling as much of the fabric with stitches, the holes in the fabric really stand out.