Vintage rose: a new freebie for you

Christmas holidays are coming and we would like to wish you all the best with a little freebie…

This lovely cross stitch rose is taken from the book Vintage Cross Stitch Flowers. Our designer, Valentina Sardu, reinterpreted it in her blackwork-plus-cross-stitch style, and here you can see the result!

Blackwork, worked in black and gold, adds a special touch to the vintage motif. The finished embroidery can be framed, used as a quilt block, or turned into a simple ornament completed with a handmade tassel like that in the pictures.

You can download the PDF chart for free, by entering your name and email below:

Blackwork and cross stitch design by Valentina Sardu © 2018 Ajisai Press

Enter your contact info to receive the PDF by email:


A download link will be automatically sent to your email address. If your link doesn’t arrive within a few minutes, please check your spam folder or contact us and we will help you :-)

Happy stitching and season’s greetings from the Ajisai Press team!


Historical Model Books

historical model books - Ajisai Press

A collection of rare historical modelbuchs (pattern books) reprints.

Titles in this series:

Rosina Helena Fürst – Neues Modelbuch 1650
FORMAT: Paperback / Broché / Brossura
SIZE: 20 x 28 cm
PAGES: 124
ISBN-13: 9788875473334

In this work, published around 1650 in Nuremberg, we can admire some of the beautiful drawings of Rosina Helena Fürst; more than fifty patterns to be used for embroidery on knitwear or for tapestry stitches, among which cross stitch, with beautiful geometrical shapes and flowers with one or two colours in barocco style, and approximately twenty patterns for needle point laces.
Price: €24,00
Alex Paganino – BURATO, Libro de recami 1527
FORMAT: Paperback / Broché / Brossura
SIZE: 20 x 28 cm
PAGES: 114
ISBN-13: 9788875473310

Four books of one of the most famous and antique renaissance collections in Italy of patterns (back stitch and cross stitch) to be embroidered on “burato” or canvas, and patterns for embroidery and ornate borders for dresses and robes of ladies and gentlemen of that time.
Price: €24,00