Our Art Nouveau Ferns cross stitch pattern is a recreation of a 20th century woodcut by Dutch artist Julie de Graag. It’s a bold design of unfurling fern fronds in the vintage Art Nouveau style.
The artist’s decision to use plain black to capture the ferns is rather striking. Without the full spectrum of mossy green hues, the detail in each frond is sharp and pronounced.
We’ve tried to keep the design as close as possible to the artist’s original drawing, and even included to the artist insignia in the bottom left corner. But if you don’t like it, just leave it out.
Julie de Graag lived between 1877 and 1924 and painted in the Art Nouveau style. Her paintings and drawings focused on everyday subjects like domestic pets, farm animals, insects and spiders — as well as leaves, flowers and people of the village.
Her work Is defined by thick outlines and a minimalist colour palette (very often just black and white). Check the store for more Art Nouveau cross stitch projects inspired by the work of Julie de Graag.