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).
It’s giveaway time! This month don’t miss the opportunity to win one of our most beloved collections.
18 lucky readers of The World of Cross Stitching will receive the entire series of Birds & Berries charts. Six wonderful designs in total for each winner!
Included in the prize is (in the image above, from top-left to bottom-right): Eurasian Bullfinch and Rowan, Rose-breasted Grosbeak and Elderberry, Northern Cardinal and Snowberry, Azure Tit and Blueberries, Mountain Bluebird and Blackcurrant, Blue Jay and Mistletoe.
To enter the competition, buy a copy of The World of Cross Stitching issue 247 and follow the instructions indicated on page 83.
The giveaway is open to UK residents only, for legal reasons, and ends October 6th, 2016.