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Gera! cross stitch patterns designed by Kyoko Maruoka

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GERA! Cross stitch designs by Kyoko Maruoka 

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Well-loved Fairy tales

 

Now available from GERA! two treasured fairy tales, lovingly pictured in cross stitch with lots of cute detail by Kyoko Maruoka

The Three Bears cross stitch pattern by GERA! by Kyoko Maruoka

The Three Bears
Counted cross stitch pattern by GERA! by Kyoko Maruoka
The Three Bears cross stitch pattern by GERA! by Kyoko Maruoka, zoom 1
Snow White cross stitch pattern by GERA! by Kyoko Maruoka

Snow White
Counted cross stitch pattern by GERA! by Kyoko Maruoka
Snow White cross stitch pattern by GERA! by Kyoko Maruoka, zoom 1

Alice in Wonderland - Extraordinary characters

 

Also new from Gera! 2 portraits and 3 miniatures depicting in cross stitch Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland's fictional characters.

Here's a review:

 

Alice

Alice is a well behaved and courteous - but wildly curious - little girl that goes on a fantastic adventure when she falls into a rabbit hole. She is always pictured by GERA! with a black ribbon in her hair, a blue dress and impeccably white apron.
Part of Alice in Wonderland portraits

Alice cross stitch pattern by GERA! Kyoko Maruoka, zoom 1

 

The White Rabbit

He appears at the begging of the book and Alice follows him into the rabbit hole. he is always in a hurry, mutternig: ""Oh dear! Oh dear! I shall be too late!". GERA! pictures him elegantly dressed in a waistcoat and holding a pocket watch.

Part of Alice in Wonderland miniatures

The White Rabbit cross stitch pattern by GERA! Kyoko Maruoka, zoom 1

 

The (Hookah-Smoking) Caterpillar

Alice meets the Caterpillar in a wonderful garden. He is smoking a sort of pipe. She doesn't like him at first because he ignores her. Then he asks her short and rather rude questions. GERA! portraits the caterpillar in vivid bright colors and making rings of smoke.
Detail of The caterpillar

The Caterpillar cross stitch pattern by GERA! Kyoko Maruoka, zoom 1

 

The (mad) Hatter

When Alice meets the Hatter he is drinking tea, having been sentenced by the Queen of Hearts to be stuck in time and the permanent state of having tea. He plays tricks and makes riddles. GERA! pictures him with a bow tie and top hat with a card hidden in it. He is holding a teapot with the Dormouse inside.
Part of Alice in Wonderland portraits

The (mad) Hatter cross stitch pattern by GERA! by Kyoko Maruoka, zoom 1

 

The Queen of Hearts

The Queen of Hearts is a foul-tempered monarch reigning over Wonderland and quick to deliver sentences at the slight offence. GERA! pictures her with a face deformed by rage.

Part of Alice in Wonderland miniatures

The Queen of Hearts cross stitch pattern by GERA! Kyoko Maruoka, zoom 1

 

The Cheshire cat

The main feature of the Cheshire cat is its devilish grin. The cat vanishes, its whole body disappearing except for the evil grin. GERA! pictures the cat as a purple and turquoise striped cat with green and orange eyes. Alice is riding on its back in the Cheshire cat miniature and holding the cat in her arms in her own portrait.

Part of Alice in Wonderland miniatures

The Cheshire cat cross stitch pattern by GERA! Kyoko Maruoka, zoom 1

 

The (sleepy) Dormouse

The smallest of all, the eternally sleepy dormouse is used as a cushion while the March Hare and Hatter have tea. At one point they put him in a tea-pot. GERA! pictures him sticking its head out of the teapot, with little pink ears and blue whiskers.

Part of Alice in Wonderland portraits

The (sleepy) Dormouse cross stitch pattern by GERA! by Kyoko Maruoka, zoom 1

>> see all patterns by illustrating books and stories designed by GERA!


 

A darling little horse

 

A carpet of spring flowers, a sky full of brilliant stars, and central to the design, a little white horse. This is a unique and very poetic design brought to you by GERA! Kyoko Maruoka. Designed in cross stitch, it can also be stitched in needlepoint (tapestry).

Early spring cross stitch pattern by GERA! by Kyoko Maruoka

Early spring
Counted cross stitch pattern by GERA! by Kyoko Maruoka
Early spring cross stitch pattern by GERA! by Kyoko Maruoka, zoom 1

 

You've got mail!

 

Also by GERA, here's a delightful postman, in his impeccable uniform, busy delivering mail. Full of adorable detail, this pattern can also be used, with very little adaptation, to create your very own stitched envelopes. Don't forget to use real stamps though!

Dear Mr Postman cross stitch pattern by GERA! by Kyoko Maruoka

Dear Mr Postman
Counted cross stitch pattern by GERA! by Kyoko Maruoka
Dear Mr Postman cross stitch pattern by GERA! by Kyoko Maruoka, zoom1Dear Mr Postman cross stitch pattern by GERA! by Kyoko Maruoka, zoom 3Dear Mr Postman cross stitch pattern by GERA! by Kyoko Maruoka, zoom 4

 

Surprise Matryoshka

 

Last but not least, here's a fun surprise by GERA! Full of creative ideas, the designer has turned these 3 matryoska into playful needlework accessories. She uses a little trick to vary the size of these Matryoshka, you'll find out more by clicking on the design. 

Warning: you'll soon be stitching many more of these super-cute matryoshka, not doubt your friends will want you to stitch some for them too!


Matryoshka Needlework set
Counted cross stitch pattern by GERA! by Kyoko Maruoka
Matryoshka Needlework set cross stitch pattern by GERA! by Kyoko Maruoka, zoom1Matryoshka Needlework set cross stitch pattern by GERA! by Kyoko Maruoka, zoom 3Matryoshka Needlework set cross stitch pattern by GERA! by Kyoko Maruoka, zoom 4

>> see more patterns by GERA! by Kyoko Maruoka


 

Christmas with GERA! by Kyoko Maruoka

 

Lovely, sweet designs, now available in English and in Color, as downloadable charts on Creative Poppy's website. Check out all the Christmas cross stitch designs by Japanese designer Kyoko Maruoka

Santa's House cross stitch pattern by GERA! by Kyoko Maruoka

Santa's House
Counted cross stitch pattern by GERA! by Kyoko Maruoka
Santa's House cross stitch pattern by GERA! by Kyoko Maruoka, zoom 1
Santa has come - I cross stitch pattern by GERA! by Kyoko Maruoka

Santa has come - I
Counted cross stitch pattern by GERA! by Kyoko Maruoka
Santa has come - I cross stitch pattern by GERA! by Kyoko Maruoka, zoom 1
Santa has come - II cross stitch pattern by GERA! by Kyoko Maruoka

Santa has come - II
Counted cross stitch pattern by GERA! by Kyoko Maruoka
Santa has come - II cross stitch pattern by GERA! by Kyoko Maruoka, zoom 1

>> see more patterns by GERA! by Kyoko Maruoka


Little Klara, Little Peter

 

A couple of weeks ago we introduced the work of Japanese designer Kyoko Maruoka of GERA!. The designer excels in particular at creating cute cross stitch charts with children which are proving really popular. We are now introducing two more designs, one with a little girl, one with a boy. Each of these small images are pack-full of amusing detail.

All charts come with user-friendly color and black and white charts, for extra easy reading.

Little Klara cross stitch pattern by GERA! Kyoko Maruoka

Little Klara
Counted cross stitch pattern by GERA! Kyoko Maruoka
Little Klara cross stitch pattern by GERA! Kyoko Maruoka, zoom1Little Klara cross stitch pattern by GERA! Kyoko Maruoka, zoom3Little Klara cross stitch pattern by GERA! Kyoko Maruoka, zoom1Little Klara cross stitch pattern by GERA! Kyoko Maruoka, zoom1
Little Peter cross stitch pattern by GERA! Kyoko Maruoka

Little Peter
Counted cross stitch pattern by GERA! Kyoko Maruoka
Little Peter cross stitch pattern by GERA! Kyoko Maruoka, zoom1Little Peter cross stitch pattern by GERA! Kyoko Maruoka, zoom3Little Peter cross stitch pattern by GERA! Kyoko Maruoka, zoom1Little Peter cross stitch pattern by GERA! Kyoko Maruoka, zoom1

>> see more patterns by GERA! Kyoko Maruoka


 

cross stitch kokeshi doll used as a charm on a bag

Kokeshi dolls - new pics

 

 

We've just received these pictures and we couldn't resist posting it them our website. They both feature one of the little kokeshi dolls designed in cross stitch by Kyoko Maruoka (GERA!). The photos were taken by a stitcher who loves to collect kokeshi and tells us she just had to have this one.

 

 

The picture on the right shows the kokeshi used as a charm on a little red purse. So cute!

 

 

A collection of kokeshi dolls (antique, modern, cross stitch)

Close up on little cross stitched kokeshi doll

 

The stitcher has an extensive collection of antique and modern kokeshi dolls. The pictures (left) show her largest kokeshi doll (an antique doll 18 inch high), together with a modern medium size one she made herself (painted on wood) and the tiny cute cross stitch one. Quite a family!

 

 

 

>> 5 Kokeshi doll patterns and tutorial by Kyoko Maruoka (GERA!)

 

 


The cutest cross stitch Kokeshi dolls

 

Kokeshi dolls have long been collected by visitors coming to Japan. The traditional dolls are fashioned from wood and then hand-painted.

Now you can create your very own in cross stitch!

GERA! designer Kyoko Maruoka has developed her very own method of mounting the heads and body so they turn into perfect skittle-like dolls. It took quite a lot of creativity, but here we are. They are quite small (2 3/4 inch) so you can easily fix them onto little straps to hang onto zipper pulls, scissors, phones, etc...

5 Kokeshi dolls cross stitch pattern by GERA! by Kyoko Maruoka

5 Kokeshi dolls
Counted cross stitch pattern by GERA! by Kyoko Maruoka
5 Kokeshi dolls cross stitch pattern by GERA! by Kyoko Maruoka, zoom 1
5 Kokeshi dolls cross stitch pattern by GERA! by Kyoko Maruoka, zoom15 Kokeshi dolls cross stitch pattern by GERA! by Kyoko Maruoka, zoom35 Kokeshi dolls cross stitch pattern by GERA! by Kyoko Maruoka, zoom1

 


International Kids

 

Kawai is a Japanese word applying to everything cute and sweet. It certainly applies to this adorable series of children holding hands. Check out the little Chinese Girl in the first row. They come from all over the World and you can combine the two series adding more countries depending on your projects. Each child is depicted with amazing detail (click on images for full descriptions).

 

International Kids  cross stitch pattern by GERA! by Kyoko Maruoka

International Kids
Counted cross stitch pattern by GERA! by Kyoko Maruoka
International Kids  cross stitch pattern by GERA! by Kyoko Maruoka, zoom 1

 

International kids II cross stitch pattern by GERA! by Kyoko Maruoka

International kids II
Counted cross stitch pattern by GERA! by Kyoko Maruoka
International kids II cross stitch pattern by GERA! by Kyoko Maruoka, zoom 1

Fairy tales and Stories

 

Alice in Wonderland, Snow White, Red Riding Hood, Puss in Boots... Kyoko Maruoka loves illustrating stories, capturing the spirit of each tale and transposing it into cute and colorful cross stitch.

 

The funny Quartet is a fun pot-pourri of several fairies tales with the characters all mixed up!

The Funny Quartets cross stitch pattern by GERA! by Kyoko Maruoka

The Funny Quartets
Counted cross stitch pattern by GERA! by Kyoko Maruoka
The Funny Quartets cross stitch pattern by GERA! by Kyoko Maruoka, zoom 1

 

Robbers beware, this band of musicians is their way and they are determined to get you out of there. A colorful story told in cross stitch by GERA! Kyoto Maruoka.

The Bremen Musicians cross stitch pattern by GERA! by Kyoko Maruoka

The Bremen Town Musicians
Counted cross stitch pattern by GERA! by Kyoko Maruoka
The Bremen Musicians cross stitch pattern by GERA! by Kyoko Maruoka, zoom 1

 

Below is a wonderful extract of Lewis Carroll's Alice In Wonderland. Tiny Alice has wandered into a magical garden full of the most extraordinary flowers and mushroom. The colors are so bright and cheerful you'd like to get lost yourself in such a beautiful place.

Alice Meet the Caterpillar cross stitch pattern by GERA! by Kyoko Maruoka

Alice Meet the Caterpillar
Counted cross stitch pattern by GERA! by Kyoko Maruoka
 
Alice Meet the Caterpillar cross stitch pattern by GERA! by Kyoko Maruoka, zoom1Alice Meet the Caterpillar cross stitch pattern by GERA! by Kyoko Maruoka, zoom3Alice Meet the Caterpillar cross stitch pattern by GERA! by Kyoko Maruoka, zoom1

Russian Passion

 

Kyoko Maruoka is deeply influenced by Russian artistic and literary works. Based on Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake, here is a delicate cross stitch piece, full of tenderness and sensibility. A great work reflecting Kyoko Maruoka's exceptional talent.

Swan Lake cross stitch pattern by GERA! by Kyoko Maruoka

Swan Lake
Counted cross stitch pattern by GERA! by Kyoko Maruoka
Swan Lake cross stitch pattern by GERA! by Kyoko Maruoka, zoom 1

More patterns by GERA!

 

More and more stitchers worldwide have been discovering Kyoko Maruoka's work but her charts are hard to find. Now, finally, they are available as downloadable patterns, on Creative Poppy's website.

 

All GERA! designs published by Creative Poppy come with easy-to-read Color charts and English-language instructions.

 

There are more works by Kyoko Maruoka on Creative Poppy's website, and many more to be added soon.

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