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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

Snail Family (RicAmare – October 2016)

How cute are these blackwork snails from the October issue of RicAmare magazine?

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The cushion will be on display during the Fall edition of Creattiva fair in Bergamo, Italy, from 6th to 9th October 2016 (Pavilion B, Stand 64 – Edizioni Femminili).

Please continue to follow us for any updates about our new releases! :-)

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Pictures left and above:

RicAmare – October 2016
The chart for the Snail Family design

is currently available exclusively
in this month’s issue of the magazine


Dog with Butterfly – A brand new design for RicAmare magazine

RicAmare July2016

We are very excited to show you a preview of another new design included in the current issue of RicAmare, available in all Italian newsstands!

RicAmare Luglio 2016


Pictures left and above:

RicAmare – July/August 2016
The chart for the Dog with Butterfly design
is currently available exclusively
in this month’s issue of the magazine


UPDATE – September 2017

The design is now available as a single chart in digital download, here: Dog with Butterfly

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!

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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