Here’s the perfect summer challenge for all you cross stitchers. This gorgeous cross stitch picture from Anchor was previously featured in Cross Stitch Collection, the magazine which features designs for the more experienced stitcher.
Our free cross stitch chart has a realistic floral theme inspired by an artist’s sketch pad. The central rose is crafted to look like a water-colour painting and has back stitch details and lots of colours from the Anchor stranded cotton range to keep it life-like.
In the surrounding border, there is a multitude of painterly motifs from the garden – including auriculas, rose buds, honeysuckle, fuchsias, foxgloves, a bird table plus a variety of traditional garden tools. Packed with features you can tackle one at a time, this will be a joy to stitch. It’s the perfect picture for someone who loves flowers or a gift for a keen gardener.
If you’re not ready to tackle a larger picture, why not take out one of the smaller border motifs, then mount and frame for a mini picture or a special birthday card. The auriculas or the honeysuckle would look great!