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Tea Collection: eight new designs!

We have been quiet for a while, but we are pleased to announce that we are back with a new wonderful collection!

If you follow our Facebook page you probably remember the “Winter Tea” cross stitch chart designed by Valentina Sardu, featured last year in the Lakeside Needlecraft Winter Cross Stitch book.

Now it is finally available through our webshop, together with other seven delightful embroidery patterns, collected in three PDF files, and inspired by seasonal teas and infusions, botanical art, and antique doilies.

A Tea for Each Season, one of the three titles in the new Tea Collection, includes four easy cross stitch and blackwork charts, suitable also for beginners especially when stitched on a 25 or a 28 count evenweave fabric. Each pattern is 60×60 stitches and can be used to embellish any tea-time accessory, such as a tea-cosy, a table runner, napkins, coasters, or invitation cards.

The other two titles in the collection, available as always in digital download, are two sets of botanical cross stitch designs, enhanced in the background by white elegant laces worked in Holbein stitch.
In the first set you will find the common Tea plant (Camellia sinensis), and the Rooibos plant (Aspalathus linearis), better known as African red tea; in the second you will find the hibiscus tea plant, or Karkade (Hibiscus sabdariffa), and the South American Yerba Mate (Ilex paraguariensis).
The delicate and intricate geometry of the white doilies, together with the brilliant colours of the plants, will stand out on linen fabric, natural or, why not, hand dyed with tea leaves.

We hope you will enjoy stitching them!

Tropical Fishes: the new collection is here!


We are so excited to tell you that the new collection has finally arrived!
Take a colorful trip around the world with our new three charts inspired by the underwater life of the tropics.

In the Amazon River, a multicolored discus fish, embroidered in cross stitch, is swimming in the company of an angelfish

… Diving into Lake Malawi, we meet three curious African cichlids that dart through the algae on a marbled blue fabric…

… Finally, from the tropical freshwaters of South America and Africa, we move to the Pacific Ocean, where a cute cross-stitched clownfish and a blackwork yellow tang greet us among the corals and anemones of the Great Barrier Reef.

We hope you love the Tropical Fishes Collection as much as we do! These designs will be a nice decorative touch to your home. Use hand-dyed or iridescent fabrics for a unique look, and share the picture of your finished projects on our Facebook page, or on Instagram using the hashtags #ajisaipress#ajisaidesigns. We can’t wait to see your artworks!

Happy stitching!

Woolly & Cosy: a free cross stitch pattern from the Warm Winter Collection

Woolly and cosy by Ajisai Press

 

This brand-new pattern has been designed to perfectly match with our Warm Winter Collection:

 

Warm Winter Collection - Ajisai Press
It’s so simple and quick that you can easily complete it in a weekend!

 

woolly and cosy - cross stitch freebie - Ajisai Press

 

Our model was stitched using Aurifil Lana wool threads on 11 count wool Aida fabric, to make a really cosy hot-water bottle cover, but if you prefer you can also use the common cotton floss and a higher count evenweave fabric.

 

woolly and cosy hot water bottle cover - Ajisai Press

 

FREE CHART

(The motif would also look lovely on a Christmas card if stitched on a 28 or 32 count fabric)

Woolly and cosy - free chart - Ajisai Press

 Happy stitching!

Cross stitch and Blackwork designs

Check out our collection of embroidery designs!

 

PATTERNS / GRILLES / SCHEMI

Blackwork and Cross Stitch Designs: A Tea for Each Season
Cross stitch and blackwork designs by Valentina Sardu for Ajisai Designs

Product type: set of 4 charts (Winter Tea, Spring Blossom, Summer Mint, Autumn Infusion), which can be worked individually or grouped together.
Stitch count for each motif: 60 x 60
Stitches: Cross Stitch, Three-quarter Cross Stitch, Holbein Stitch, French Knot.
Material required: White, cream or natural evenweave fabric, and stranded floss. Colours are indicated in the PDF file.
Instructions in English, French and Italian

DIGITAL DELIVERY
PDF printable version / version PDF a imprimer / versione stampabile in PDF
Price: €6,99
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Blackwork and Cross Stitch Designs: Karkade and Yerba Mate
Cross stitch and blackwork designs by Valentina Sardu for Ajisai Designs

Product type: set of 2 charts (Karkade - Hibiscus sabdariffa; Yerba Mate - Ilex paraguariensis), which can be worked individually or grouped together.
Stitch count for each motif: 80 x 80
Stitches: Cross Stitch, Three-quarter Cross Stitch, Holbein Stitch, French Knot.
Material required: Raw evenweave fabric, stranded floss, and Retors or Pearl cotton thread size 12. Colours are indicated in the PDF file.
Instructions in English, French and Italian

DIGITAL DELIVERY
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Price: €6,99
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Blackwork and Cross Stitch Designs: Tea and Rooibos
Cross stitch and blackwork designs by Valentina Sardu for Ajisai Designs

Product type: set of 2 charts (Tea – Camellia sinensis; Rooibos – Aspalathus linearis), which can be worked individually or grouped together.
Stitch count for each motif: 80 x 80
Stitches: Cross Stitch, Three-quarter Cross Stitch, Holbein Stitch, French Knot.
Material required: Raw evenweave fabric, stranded floss, and Retors or Pearl cotton thread size 12. Colours are indicated in the PDF file.
Instructions in English, French and Italian

DIGITAL DELIVERY
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Price: €6,99
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Cross Stitch and Blackwork Design: Lake Malawi
Cross stitch and blackwork design by Valentina Sardu for Ajisai Designs

Product type: Blackwork and cross stitch chart
Stitch count: 136 x 108
Stitches: Cross Stitch, Three-quarter Cross Stitch, Holbein Stitch
Instructions in English, French and Italian

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Price: €6,99
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Cross Stitch and Blackwork Design: Great Barrier Reef
Cross stitch and blackwork design by Valentina Sardu for Ajisai Designs

Product type: Blackwork and cross stitch chart
Stitch count: 136 x 108
Stitches: Cross Stitch, Three-quarter Cross Stitch, Holbein Stitch
Instructions in English, French and Italian

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Price: €6,99
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Cross Stitch and Blackwork Design: Amazon River
Cross stitch and blackwork design by Valentina Sardu for Ajisai Designs

Product type: Blackwork and cross stitch chart
Stitch count: 136 x 108
Stitches: Cross Stitch, Three-quarter Cross Stitch, Holbein Stitch
Instructions in English, French and Italian

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Price: €6,99
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Blackwork Design: Crowned Crane
Blackwork design by Valentina Sardu for Ajisai Designs

Product type: Blackwork chart
Stitch count: 172 x 232
Stitches: Holbein Stitch
Material required: White evenweave fabric or Aida, stranded floss, metallic thread. Colours and quantity are indicated in the PDF file.
Instructions in English, French and Italian

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Price: €12,00
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Blackwork Design: Clematis
Blackwork design by Valentina Sardu for Ajisai Designs
Featured in RicAmare magazine – January 2017

Product type: Blackwork chart
Stitch count: 78 x 154
Stitches: Holbein Stitch, French Knot
Instructions in English, French and Italian

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Price: €5,99
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Blackwork Design: Snail Family
Blackwork design by Valentina Sardu for Ajisai Designs
Featured in RicAmare magazine – October 2016

Product type: Blackwork chart
Stitch count: 144 x 144
Stitches: Holbein Stitch
Instructions in English, French and Italian

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Price: €6,99
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Blackwork and Cross Stitch Design: Dog with Butterfly
Blackwork and cross stitch design by Valentina Sardu for Ajisai Designs
Featured in RicAmare magazine – July/August 2016

Product type: Blackwork and cross stitch chart
Stitch count: 216 x 134
Stitches: Cross stitch, three-quarter cross stitch, backstitch or Holbein stitch
Instructions in English, French and Italian

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Price: €7,99
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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

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Price: €15,00
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Blackwork and Cross Stitch Design: Long-tailed Rosefinch
Blackwork and cross stitch design 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 PDF a imprimer / versione stampabile in PDF
Price: €7,99
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