Kateryna - Stitchy Princess Cross stitch designs
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Kateryna's world is inspired by fairy tales, old folk legends and the beautiful Ukrainian countryside, farmland and forests. Depicted here in cross stitch are portraits of "Ukrainian girls", long hair woven into the traditional braid on the side and wearing regional folk dresses. The Sunflower, emblem of the country is also a recurring theme in the designer's repertoire.
There are beehives everywhere in the Ukrainian countryside and honey is carefully harvested in every village. This pattern plays tribute to the bees' hard work and their precious nectar.
The night sky comes alive with playful moons, planets and stars, tiny letters of the alphabet filling the voids. The pattern comes in two versions, one with a regular alphabet, an an extra pattern with the Ukrainian alphabet should you wish to stitch Kateryna's original version.
Life in the forest
A keen observer of nature, Kateryna loves to depict woodland animals. Stroll with her through the forest, keep your eyes peeled and you will meet many new friends.
Look closer still and you might spot the tiny fairies, like the tiny one sitting on a swing held mid-air by a pair of butterflies, or the Acorn Fairy, protector of all woodland animals.
Through Meadows and Marshlands
The mice have found a wonderful playground. Poisonous but so pretty, these colorful mushroom are another recurring theme in Kateryna's work. Together with small animals of the woods, they pop up in many of her designs.
Kataryna's aquatic world is also rich with fantastic detail and color. Herons fish, swans and ducks glide by among an amazing array of marshland plants and flowers.
|Counted cross stitch pattern by Kateryna, Stitchy Princess|
And deeper into the woods, you now enter the magical forest
The forest comes alive, trees that seem to be moving their arms, animals behaving strangely, and something moving in the mysterious green pond. Isn't that a mermaid's tail?
Did you notice the strange hut in the background, standing on chicken legs? The forest is home to Baba Yaga. Hear Kateryna tell about her own words:
"Baba Yaga (the Bony Legged Witch) is one of the most famous characters of Slavic folk tales. Sometimes she is shown as ugly and evil but in other tales she is often quite helpful and kind, helping the hero solve their problem. My own Baba Yaga is rather cute, with flowing white hair, a kind smile and not at all scary. She loves cooking her famous mushroom stew."
More Baba Yaga
More cross stitch patterns by Kateryna
Kateryna - Stitchy Princess cross stitch patterns. Now, available as instant downloadable patterns, on Creative Poppy's website.
All patterns are designed to be easy to stitch, with only full stitches and some limited backstitch for detail.
The designer is careful to create with user-friendly charts with carefully selected symbols.
Every stitcher will find their optimum choice of chart as the patterns come with both Color and B&W charts, as well as a special one-page overview for digital viewing.
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