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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!

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!


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.


Win our Birds & Berries collection with The World of Cross Stitching magazine!

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!

birds and berries collection ajisai press


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.

Good luck everyone! ;-)