Do you love halloween, fantasy scenes, witches, misty night skies, and spooky moons? You might enjoy our kitsch witch cross stitch pattern.
Kitsch witch is a gorgeous red-head, totally nude, and flying straight to the moon. She was originally painted at the end of the 19th century and was famous in the trendy Parisian art scene.
This is a large, full coverage cross stitch. The finished project is a slightly elongated circle and measures 54.2cm x 56.4cm when stitched on 14 count Aida cloth.
To complete the project you’ll need 29 different DMC colours and around 90 skeins in total. The colours are mainly earthtones like Red Copper, Autumn Gold, Dark Cocoa, Rosewood, Shell Grey and Mocha.
We’ve done our best to reduce confetti and orphaned stitches but we did leave in a speckled section around the largest bat and top of the broomstick. This tricky section really emphasises the swirling clouds and ominous night sky.
It’s quite a challenging piece and we definitely recommend using Pattern Keeper app to enhance your stitching experience. The finished cross stitch is an amazing statement piece and would not be out of place in the feature wall of an upmarket café or boutique.
The original art piece behind our cross stitch project is an oil on parchment by Luis Ricardo Falero called ‘The Witch’. It was painted in 1882 onto a tambourine, then exhibited in Paris in 1884 to critical acclaim.
Spanish painter Luis Ricardo Falero, was an electrical engineer and lay astronomer before becoming an artist. He taught himself to paint, moved to Paris, and began exhibiting his fantastical paintings at the prestigious Salon. We adore his mystical scenes of beautiful women soaring across the night sky and have recreated a number of them here in cross stitch.
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