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!
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
PDF printable version / version PDF a imprimer / versione stampabile in PDF
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).