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).
The World of Cross Stitching issue 231, out today in the UK, contains an exclusive blackwork and cross stitch project titled “Blackwork Hummingbird”, designed by Valentina Sardu for Ajisai Press.
Our little hummingbird is also featured on the front cover of the magazine.
In addition, on page 76 you will find a wonderful interview to our designer, Valentina Sardu.
Don’t miss it!
UPDATE – March 2016
The design is now available as a single chart in digital download, here: Hummingbird
Hummingbird project in blackwork and cross stitch, designed by Valentina Sardu for Ajisai Press. Images (C) The World of Cross Stitching, Immediate Media Co. Find the design in the latest issue, The World of Cross Stitching issue 231, on sale now. See www.cross-stitching.com for more details.