CROSS STITCH PATTERN DESIGNED BY Gera! by Kyoko Maruoka
Surrounded by flowers, the schoolgirl - not quite a child anymore, not quite a young woman yet - takes the pose, sunshade in hand, lost in her daydreams.
Lush vegetation, with colorful and generous flowers, surrounds her. Look closer however and you will notice she is also enclosed, as if locked in, a pretty methaphor of adolescence.
The design is inspired by a scene in the novel by Osamu Dazai, The Schoolgirl. The novel deals with adolescence and everything that passes through the head of a young girl, daydreaming, prey to the interrogations and torments that characterize the fragile period between childhood and adult life. It itakes place in pre-war Japan but it is a timeless novel that retains all its relevance today.
A cross stitch pattern by Gera! by Kyoko Maruoka.
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Chart info & Needlework supplies for the pattern:
Chart size in stitches: 112 x 126 (wide x high)
Needlework fabric: Aida, Linen or Evenweave
Stitches: Cross stitch, Backstitch,
Chart: Black & White, Color
Number of colors: 34
Themes: schoolgirl, adolescence, daydreaming, flowers