Cheryl, Tiny Modernist's young Canadian designer, creates cheerful and contemporary cross stitch patterns, with a graphic style. Her interesting topics make her designs truly unique. The patterns are easy to stitch, with a reduced but sophisticated color palette, making them accessible to all. We love the modern feel of these designs. What about you you?
Deep in the forest
Cute little motifs with a contemporary touch including a log cabin, trees and woodland animals. This little sampler comes in pretty Christmassy colors. Made in no time, it is a real treat to cross stitch. A design by Tiny Modernist.
In Northern America, red cardinals, especially the male with it's striking red feathers, are among the most beloved birds. Cheryl, Tiny Modernist's designer, pays tribute to the red cardinal on a biscornu shape, showing it perched on snow covered branches decorated with Christmas ball ornaments.
For those of us who cannot resist the urge to create with a piece of fabric, a button, some embroidery floss or a pretty pin, here is a wonderful chart. It contains all the cross stitch motifs you can dream of, in three different scales. This means you can adapt the designs to virtually any project related to needlework, be it the cover of a large box or a tiny scissor fob or tape measure - and they will all match. A clever design and idea by Tiny Modernist.
Snuggled against each other, painted in bright colors, each of these little beach huts seems to be vying for attention. Deck chairs and surfboards are out. It's a perfect day at the beach. A design by Tiny Modernist.
These little matryoshka dolls have a little surprise for us. Look close and you will spot 3 delightful winter landscapes: roads and bridges covered with snow, little thatched houses and churches tucked among the trees, under a clear stary night. A cute idea brought to you by Tiny Modernist.
Here is Cheryl's vision of Christmas. Cheryl is the designer of Tiny Modernist. The cross stitch piece features a thousand charming details, such as the Christmas wreath on the door, the streetlamps with their golden glow, the little bird perched on the snow-covered roof, smoke swirling from the chimney and of course, lots of little characters and animals come to help Santa.
The little lord is wearing velvet pants and a brocade vest, the hens come with beriboned gift boxes and the lady-a-dancing is twirling in the snowy landscape. Full of fun detail to cross stitch as you hum along the traditional Christmas carol. A design by Cheryl of Tiny Modernist, now available on Creative Poppy's website.
Tiny Modernist's cute collection of Biscornus continues to grow, full of bright cheerful colors. We've got to admit we have a particular soft spot for the Mushroom Biscornu, with little partridges pottering about in the undergrowth.
Halloween is the one time of the year when stitchers can quit being serious and have proper fun stitching anything they fancy. How about this beautiful landscape at sunset? Or the spooky needlework accessories? Enjoy!
Here comes a delightfull biscornu in Tiny Modernist's biscornu series, a new one each month!
In spite of its apparent simplicity, the pattern conveys the lush vegetation of the tropics, with the jungle filled with colorful birds and flowers. You can almost hear birds singing in the background.
Such a cheerful sign, when swallows return in early summer and start nesting in the barns. These swallows have settled on a little biscornu cushion, surrounded with bright flowers. A design by Tiny Modernist.
Bold and cheerful colors for this biscornu by Tiny Modernist. The four birds and four butterflies that circle the biscornu stand out against the pretty flowers in the background. An easy project if you've never tried stitching a biscornu before.
Unique & Fun! In fashion and home decor, the sixties and the seventies are making their comeback. Everyday objects that revolutionized their era have become icons of style. With their bold colors and innovative lines, it was time to celebrate them in cross stitch. It's now done, thanks to Tiny Modernist, with this superb collection of designs celebrating retro icons.
It almost looks like the real thing! This cross stitch design is a tribute to the film camera, another ubiquitous icon that has almost disappeared today. The skilfully designed chart designed by Tiny Modernist, transforms into a striking picture. Turned into a cushion, it will give a stylish look to a contemporary interior. Makes an attractive gift too!
Biscornu are a strange little shape. The first cross stitch patterns originated in France, hence their name, so tricky to pronounce in English. It actually literally means strange shape in French. But they are a lovely shape, all curves with a little hollow in the middle, almost small enough to nestle into your hand. The curved biscornu form gives a dimensional effect to the stitching. And they are fun to make too, with no sewing involved. We see a trend: Biscornu are making a comeback. It's a telling sign that Tiny Modernist should be including them in her collection. Actually even releasing a new one every month. Keep posted! Featured below is a biscornu straight out of the Nevada desert, with pretty colors and a fun design.
Citrus and wine, an interesting combination of cool and fresh colors. The particular charm of this pillow is that matching colors are used for both the stitched part of the cushion, as well as the bands of printed fabric that frame the work.
The stitching is beautiful too, with a life-like dragonfly looking about to take off, with work on its wings particularly exquisite.
Well, what would you expect? When Cheryl, Tiny Modernist's cross stitch designer sets off to design a dollhouse, the result is like no other: indisputably modernist, and with the most amazing vintage details to cross stitch.
Tiny Modernist cross stitch patterns. Now, available as instant downloadable patterns, on Creative Poppy's website. They come with easy-to-read Color charts, detailed stitching detailed instructions as well as tutorials when specific shapes are involved (biscornus, pillows...)