This beautiful acanthus design is found throughout the ancient and Mediterranean world and makes a great free hand embroidery design for beginner and experienced stitchers alike.
Kit includes design stamped with waterproof archival ink on 100% Kona cotton (so you can wash the design after if you like), DMC 100% cotton embroidery floss, John James size 7 embroidery needle, instructional booklet, and a reusable stitch diagram (simply tape it to a window or lightbox and trace onto the fabric of your choice), and 6' bamboo embroidery hoop.
Stitches: Pekinese stitch and seed stitch fill
Project measures: 6" in diameter
Designed + Produced in Salem, Oregon
* Woman Owned Business
From helping beginners get started on their embroidery journey to assisting experienced stitchers find new and exciting designs to challenge their skills, Avlea Folk Embroidery offers beautiful, historically inspired patterns and kits for cross stitch and embroidery as well as stitching support from how to videos and photos to helpful info about caring for textiles. Krista West, founder and designer, was a specialty tailor to Greek Orthodox churches in Greece. This is where she discovered Greek folk embroidery. For over a decade, Krista has been dazzled and delighted by the vast array of traditional folk embroidery, much of which is inspired by ancient Byzantine and Roman art and is seen virtually everywhere, from grand museums to tiny chapels to the humblest of homes.