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
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).