Our Cockatoo and Pomegranate Cross Stitch Pattern was inspired by a series of Japanese woodblock prints (circa. 1930s).
The design is simply beautiful and we had so much fun charting the bright coral red pomegranates, the cool fern and pistachio greenery, and the fine detail of the bird’s feathers in winter white, cream, and pale mocha. We hope you love it too.
The original artwork behind our cross stitch is Ohara Koson’s colour woodblock series Cockatoo and Pomegranate. Prints from the series were created from 1930-1939 and some found their way to museums and galleries around the world.
This is quite a large cross stitch, but very manageable if stitched on black Aida cloth. To make it easier for you, we carefully removed the dark background. There are 21,395 stitches (37.6 x 48.3cm on 14 count Aida cloth) and 57 different DMC colours. The charts work perfectly with Pattern Keeper App.
Ohara Koson (aka: Shōson) was a Japanese Shin-hanga artist who lived from 1877-1945. He is famous for his incredible bird-flower paintings and woodblock print designs. We are excited to transform some of his gorgeous artworks into counted cross stitch patterns.
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