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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, but it lends itself to many creative variations!

Here you can see the first result of this study: Soap Bubbles, a new design achieved after several tries, exploring various combinations of primary and neutral colours.

This new design is now available on our webshop!

 

Blackwork Design: Soap Bubbles
Blackwork and cross stitch design 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 x 167
Stitches: Holbein Stitch
Instructions in English, French and Italian

PDF printable version / version PDF a imprimer / versione stampabile in PDF
Price: €13,00

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 the beginning of the Twentieth century.

Here you can see some of the antique charts used for this project…

 

Take a look at the video preview (watch in HD for a better resolution):

One of the patterns, a gorgeous cushion with poppies, has been also featured on the cover of the Italian magazine RicAmare (June 2017).

Discover all the titles in the Vintage Cross Stitch series!

 

New shopping cart

After a few weeks of technical difficulties due to server migration and maintenance, the website is finally back up and running.
We still have a lot of work to do but, as you may have noticed, we have added a new shopping cart and the digital delivery system now works correctly.

WHAT’S NEW?

After purchasing the PDF files, they will be automatically sent by email with encrypted links.
These links will remain valid for 48 hours and, for security reasons, for a maximum of three downloads.
Each file will be personalized with the customer’s info (name, address and email).

If you run into any issues, do not hesitate to contact us.

Another “Best Buys” feature in The World of Cross Stitching!

The World of Cross Stitching – issue 251

What a pleasure to be featured on The World of Cross Stitching again!
Our Swallowtail Butterflies design has been included in the “Best Buys” section of this month’s issue of the magazine (#251).

Click here to take a look at the whole Butterflies Collection.