CROSS STITCH PATTERN READY TO DOWNLOAD, DESIGNED BY Barbara Ana Designs
Whimsical as ever, here's a design* that shows Barbara Ana's creative process and how her mind wanders along unexpected tracks. After numerous tributes to Frida Kahlo, the designer turns her attention to another of her leitmotivs, cats, and a fascination for depicting eyes in cross stitch. This is not her first cat personification as you can see in her earlier Cattitude design.
*Initially offered as a total surprise in the "Stitch along with me" SAL.
The cross stitch chart features colorful tones with an amazing flower and leaf crown. The blouse is very decorative too, in a patchwork of textile and embroidered patterns, contrasting with the darker tones of the "cat" character.
The cross stitch pattern lists 13 colors all DMC stranded cotton except for 1 Kreinik Gold metallic. The stunning duck blue background fabric is 32ct Murano (Lugana) from Zweigart. It is a 52% cotton, 48% modal evenweave, easy to stitch, as well as to wash and iron once your work is finished.
If you have stitched the Dreaming Girl pattern also by Barbara Ana you will be familiar with this fabric.
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Chart info & Needlework supplies for the pattern:
Full design size in stitches: 91 wide x 79 high
Fabric: 32 ct. Azure Blue (5152) Lugana - Murano from Zweigart
Design Area: 6 inch wide x 5 inch high on 32 ct
Stitches: Cross stitch, Backstitch
Threads: DMC stranded cotton, Kerinik Gold metallic
Number of colors: 13
Themes: Frida Kahlo, cat personification, flower crown
>> see all Frida patterns by Barbara Ana Designs
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