Old Cherry Tree
CROSS STITCH PATTERN DESIGNED BY Kyoko's Studio
New! Creative Poppy is proud to present to work of Kyoko's Studio from Japan. This cross stitch pattern is inspired by a beautiful cherry tree - or sakura as they are known in Japan - that grows right in front of her window. A old branch hangs down and, year after year, it's like a little miracle when the tiny frail branches burst with the silk-like petals and their powdery pistils.
Kyoko likes to keep things simple. The stitching is straightforward, cross stitch for the petals and backstitch for the pistils. The color range is beautiful and soft, with light pink contrasting with the darker stamens and orange pistils at the heart of the flowers.
The piece is stitched on a smokey blue linen, but would look equally stunning on a light green or pearl grey background.
The cross stitch piece was designed to hang, like a traditional Japanese scroll, or kakejiku. It can naturally also be framed or simply mounted on a padded board with the fabric folded over the edges. Kakejiku top and bottom bars are available as kits but you can also make you own. It's a lovely way of hanging your stitched piece and you can easily roll them for storage as you change your display with each season.
A cross stitch pattern by Kyoko's Studio.
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Chart info & Needlework supplies for the pattern:
Old Cherry Tree
Chart size in stitches: 353 x 192 (wide x high)
Stitched on 28ct Smokey Pearl linen from Zweigart
Stitches: Cross stitch, Backstitch,
Number of colors: 6
Themes: cherry blossom, sakura, hanami, kapejiku, Japan