Blackwork Willow 1
CROSS STITCH PATTERN READY TO DOWNLOAD, DESIGNED BY Lesley Teare Designs
This is part One of an exquisite pair of chinese landscape cross stitch patterns designed by Lesley Teare. It depicts a quiet scene in a riverside garden. In the foreground is a summer pavilion, placed in a special spot so as to better rest and enjoy the garden views. The architecture and ornamentation is typical of ancient chinese buildings, with a hexagonal shape and curved roof. Flowers and lush vegetation surround the pavilion. The railing in front, with typical copper fittings provides a little privacy.
Further out, three men can be seen, fishing from a bridge over the water. A tradesman hauls its load in a boat passing by. Another pavilion or maybe a temple faces us on the other side of the bank. The impression emanating from the scene is is very serene.
A series of lace-like Blackwork motifs,encased in square boxes, forms a frame all around the stitched piece.
The design is stitched in a mix of blues and black, with golden highlights, and is evocative of the ornementation found on 18th century Chinaware. Both cross stitch and Blackwork is used (fine lace-like motifs worked in backstitch).
A tutorial is included with the chart for fractional stitches used for detail of the birds and far-away characters.
A cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs.
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Chart info & Needlework supplies for the pattern:
Blackwork Willow 1
Chart size in stitches:140 x 140 (wide x high)
Needlework fabric: 14 ct Aida or 28 ct evenweave, white
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Stitches: cross stitch, backstitch, French knots, 3/4 cross stitch
Threads: DMC stranded cotton, Kreinik Braid #4 or gold metallic of your choice
Number of colors: 10
Themes: Chinese landscape, pavilion, bridge, riverside, blue
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