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two gingerbread man and woman cross stitched in gold thread on white linens
How to create a blackwork embroidery using cookie cutters (plus a free fill-in pattern for your Christmas projects)
How to create a blackwork embroidery using cookie cutters (plus a free fill-in pattern for your Christmas projects). FREE TUTORIAL by Valentina Sardu for Ajisai Press
a cross stitch pineapple with a bow on it
Season's Greetings in Blackwork
Season’s Greetings in Blackwork (stop motion video and free chart) | Ajisai Press
a red and white polka dot pillow with a small bag on top of the pillow
Woolly & Cosy: a free cross stitch pattern from the Warm Winter Collection
Woolly & Cosy, a free blackwork and cross stitch design from the Warm Winter Collection - Ajisai Press
the paper is lined up and ready to be put into place on the table top
How to keep your place on a Blackwork or Cross Stitch chart {DIY Chart Marker tutorial}
DIY Chart Marker tutorial and template - Ajisai Press
a piece of art that is on top of a table with some papers and scissors
How to keep your place on a Blackwork or Cross Stitch chart {DIY Chart Marker tutorial}
How to keep your place on a #Blackwork or Cross Stitch chart {DIY Chart Marker tutorial} - Ajisai Press
a red and white bag sitting on top of a wooden table next to a pair of scissors
A miniature embroidery on a small scrap of hand painted linen
A miniature embroidery on a small scrap of hand painted linen. Free chart and tutorial!
a ladybug is sitting on top of a flower
Blackwork embroidery: a step by step guide
"Ladybug and daisy" (WIP). Chart: http://www.ajisaipress.com/product/blackwork-cross-stitch-design-ladybug-and-daisy/
two pictures showing the different stitches on fabric
Blackwork embroidery: a step by step guide
Blackwork embroidery - a step by step guide (VIDEO TUTORIAL): http://www.ajisaipress.com/blog/blackwork-embroidery-a-step-by-step-guide/ This video tutorial will show you the basics of blackwork embroidery: how to start and end stitching without knots, the Holbein stitch (also known as double running stitch), how to work the outlines and the fill-in patterns, and finally, how to create beautiful shading effects.
two embroidered handkerchiefs on top of an old book
Cross stitch monograms from the past
Monogramming rules and tips
a heart shaped box sitting on top of a table next to a flowered design
A free blackwork chart for Valentine’s Day
Heart-shaped blackwork box. FREE CHART!
a cross stitch pattern with pink flowers and green leaves on the bottom right hand corner
How to design your own cross stitch pattern
Free cross stitch chart - Ajisai Press
four markers are sitting on top of a cross - stitch pattern and some pens are next to it
How to design your own cross stitch pattern
How to design your own cross stitch pattern
a cross stitch pattern with the letters and numbers in red, white and grey colors
Free cross stitch project: Little treasures
Free cross stitch pattern - Alphabet
a wooden box with two drawers on top of it and an image of the pattern
Free cross stitch project: Little treasures
Free cross stitch pattern - Part 4
a cross stitch pattern is shown next to a wooden stand with four drawers on it
Free cross stitch project: Little treasures
Free cross stitch pattern - Part 3