Black Kite cross stitch pattern was inspired by a Faunaverse photograph of a Black Kite. Though this particular bird of prey was photographed in Australia by Alexander Dudley, the black kite also inhabits Europe, Asia, and Africa.
This great shot of the black kite in full flight is something you can stitch in a couple of days. We’ve removed the background for you and suggest a wide landscape (sky blue) with the bird sitting off-centre.
It’s lots of fun to stitch and we think you’ll particularly enjoy the thread changes around the wing tips, facial features and tail.
Faunaverse Wildlife is series of books created by field zoologist Alex Dudley and his wife Jane. Together Alex and Jane explore Australia’s wild places — photographing vulnerable species, writing cool poems, and educating the wider community on wildlife conservation and better landcare practices.
Alex is also a working zoologist and fauna survey consultant to Australian government departments, while Jane is a musician and writer. Check out more Faunaverse charts exclusive to Cross Stitch Patterns Online.
SUPPORT AUSTRALIAN WILDLIFE PROTECTION: Alex and Jane Dudley of Faunaverse Wildlife have dedicated their lives to conservation, land restoration, and the protection of Australia’s vulnerable species. 50% of the purchase price of this chart goes directly to Faunaverse to help them continue their important work.