Fresh Lime cross stitch pattern was inspired by a pomological watercolour commissioned by the US Department of Agriculture in the early 20th century. It’s a simple design of a lime cut in half, then superimposed over the whole fruit.
This cross stitch project can be stitched in a couple of days or over a weekend. The finished piece measures 17.2 x 13.2cm (4,657 stitches) when completed on 14 count Aida cloth and will definitely freshen up a canvas tote, ecobag, or small rustic frame.
Pomology is a branch of botany that studies the cultivation of fruit. From 1886 to 1942 the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) commissioned 21 artists to paint and draw common species of fruit and nut plants. These would be for used in USDA yearbooks and bulletins issued to growers.
More Fresh Fruit
If you love our fresh lime cross stitch pattern you might like our other projects that feature fresh fruit and vegetables.
Complete your set and stitch the other designs in the vintage fruit series.