grille

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:

VINTAGE ROSE
Blackwork and cross stitch design by Valentina Sardu © 2018 Ajisai Press
FREE CHART FOR PERSONAL USE ONLY
DOWNLOADABLE EXCLUSIVELY FROM WWW.AJISAIPRESS.COM

€ 0,00 – DIGITAL DELIVERY
Enter your contact info to receive the PDF by email:

Name:
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!


 

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!

CMYKwork. A four-colour interpretation of blackwork embroidery

CMYK. Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Key Black.

In the four-colour printing, the entire spectrum of colours is reproduced with only these four colours, simply layering them one over the other.

Taking inspiration from this process, Valentina Sardu studied an interesting variation of her favourite embroidery technique… She calls it “CMYKwork”…

Blackwork embroidery is traditionally monochrome, but it lends itself to many creative variations!

Here you can see the first result of this study: Soap Bubbles, a new design achieved after several tries, exploring various combinations of primary and neutral colours.

This new design is now available on our webshop!

 

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

PDF printable version / version PDF a imprimer / versione stampabile in PDF
Price: €13,00

I LOVE BLACKWORK – A free chart for blackwork lovers

Free Blackwork Chart Ajisai Press

Anyone who loves blackwork embroidery will certainly enjoy this little freebie! :-)

We used it to decorate a thread keeper, but it would also be cute framed, mounted on the lid of a wooden box, or finished as a pincushion.

Blackwork thread keeper AjisaiPress

Here is the chart… Happy stitching!

FREE blackwork AjisaiPressI LOVE BLACKWORK

Stitch count: 40 width x 40 height

Each square on the graph represents two threads of evenweave fabric or one block of Aida

Embroidery size:

On 28 ct evenweave fabric (stitched over 2 threads) or 14 ct Aida: 7,3 x 7,3 cm
On 32 ct evenweave fabric (stitched over 2 threads) or 16 ct Aida: 6,35 x 6,35 cm

Chart key:

___  Outlines and text: Holbein Stitch in 2 strands of black stranded cotton

___  Blackwork pattern: Holbein Stitch in 1 strand of black stranded cotton

___  Thread wrapped around the bobbin: Satin Stitch in 2 strands of black stranded cotton