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Blackwork Willow 1

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CHART PACK: 10 color pages

Blackwork Willow 1

This is part One of an exquisite pair of chinese landscape cross stitch patterns designed by Lesley Teare. It depicts a quiet scene in a riverside garden. In the foreground is a summer pavilion, placed in a special spot so as to better rest and enjoy the garden views. The architecture and ornamentation is typical of ancient chinese buildings, with a hexagonal shape and curved roof. Flowers and lush vegetation surround the pavilion. The railing in front, with typical copper fittings provides a little privacy.


Further out, three men can be seen, fishing from a bridge over the water.  A tradesman hauls its load in a boat passing by. Another pavilion or maybe a temple faces us on the other side of the bank. The impression emanating from the scene is is very serene.


A series of lace-like Blackwork motifs,encased in square boxes, forms a frame all around the stitched piece.


The design is stitched in a mix of blues and black, with golden highlights, and is evocative of the ornementation found on 18th century Chinaware. Both cross stitch and Blackwork is used (fine lace-like motifs worked in backstitch).

A tutorial is included with the chart for fractional stitches used for detail of the birds and far-away characters.

A cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs.

Chart info & Needlework supplies for the pattern:
Blackwork Willow 1

Chart size in stitches:140 x 140 (wide x high)
Needlework fabric: 14 ct Aida or 28 ct evenweave, white
Stitches: cross stitch, backstitch, French knots, 3/4 cross stitch
Chart: color
Threads: DMC stranded cotton, Kreinik Braid #4 or gold metallic of your choice
Number of colors: 10

Themes: Chinese landscape, pavilion, bridge, riverside, blue

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