Pixie Cut cross stitch pattern was inspired by a small watercolour painted by my Uncle Lincoln A. Ward. He was a talented painter and visual artist who sadly died in 2014.
When I found this gorgeous grayscale portrait among his estate items, I immediately copied it into my journal and have carried it with me ever since.
I don’t know much about the painting, but assume it was painted in the late 50s or early 60s. I adore the model’s trendy pixie cut and gorgeous facial features. She looks a little bit like my mother as a young woman.
Pixie Cut cross stitch has been designed specifically for 14 count Aida cloth and the finished piece measures 36.1 x 42.3cm (40,379 stitches). We suggest stitching this on white or pearl grey fabric.
We love how the splashed black paint has been splashed to create a washed background, it lifts the portrait off the Aida cloth and adds more depth to the model’s features.
Lincoln A. Ward was an amazing artist, potter, and lapidarist. He lived a secluded life, especially after he lost his eyesight in later years. In his honour I am publishing some of his art as MjAY originals. You can read more about him on my personal blog.
Check for more paintings by Lincoln A. Ward and MjAY Original designs in the store.