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CMYKwork. A four-colour interpretation of blackwork embroidery

CMYK. Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Key Black. In the four-colour printing, the entire spectrum of colours is reproduced with only these four colours, simply layering them one over the other. Taking inspiration from this process, Valentina Sardu studied an interesting variation of her favourite embroidery technique… She calls it “CMYKwork”… Blackwork embroidery is traditionally monochrome, […]

Introducing a new title in the Vintage Cross Stitch series

Our beloved book series, Vintage Cross Stitch, returns this month with a new title: Vintage Cross Stitch Flowers The book, curated by Valentina Sardu, features wonderful full-color illustrations: 60 tables in large format, 410 x 290 mm, with over 90 cross stitch floral motifs, retraced from original charts published during the Nineteenth century and at […]


Blackwork Design: Soap Bubbles

13,00 € per unit

€ 13.00 – DIGITAL DELIVERY SOAP BUBBLES by Valentina Sardu for Ajisai Designs A girl, embroidered in traditional blackwork, blows delicate and ethereal soap bubbles in rainbow colours. An optical illusion achieved exclusively by overlapping geometric motifs in the three primary colours (yellow, cyan and magenta) and white. Product type: Blackwork chart Stitch count: 390 […]

Blackwork and Cross Stitch Design: Long-tailed Rosefinch

5,99 € per unit

€ 5.99 – DIGITAL DELIVERY LONG-TAILED ROSEFINCH by Valentina Sardu for Ajisai Designs Featured in RicAmare magazine – May 2016 Product type: Blackwork and cross stitch chart Stitch count: 166 x 118 Stitches: Cross stitch, three-quarter cross stitch, backstitch or Holbein stitch, French knot Instructions in English, French and Italian PDF printable version / version […]