Postman Roulin Cross Stitch Pattern


How about cross stitching Van Gogh’s famous portrait of the postman Joseph Roulin?

We love this chart — the gorgeous texture of the postman’s beard, his ‘postes’ hat, the floral background, and (most of all) the bold red insignia ‘Vincent’.



Our Postman Roulin cross stitch pattern was inspired by Van Gogh’s 1889 Portrait of the Postman Joseph Roulin. If you have watched the animated film ‘Loving Vincent’ you’ll be familiar with this stunning tribute to Van Gogh’s friend.

The Project

We are simply thrilled to transpose this unique and beautiful painting into a stunning cross stitch project that includes the original artist insignia ‘Vincent’ in the top left corner. Just like the original.

Beautiful as it is, be warned. It’s a great big chart (more than 87cm long) and requires 97 different DMC colours. But if you’re up for the challenge you’ll be rewarded with an awesome piece of art for your favourite wall. Something your friends and cross stitch buddies will be talking about for years.

The Painting

Van Gogh painted 6 x portraits of his friend Joseph Roulin during 1888 and 1889. The portrait we selected features an enchanting floral background, and was featured prominently in the 2017 film Loving Vincent. Painting is currently held by the Barnes Foundation.

The Artist

Vincent Van Gogh didn’t start painting until he was 27 years old and never received any formal training. But that did not stop him.

In his short 10 year career he produced more than 900 paintings — some becoming the most celebrated artworks in the world. It’s hard to imagine Van Gogh’s work being ridiculed and (even worse) ignored.

We have quite a few Vincent Van Gogh paintings charted into cross stitch patterns. Check them out in-store today.

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Our patterns (including Postman Roulin Cross Stitch) are fully compatible with Pattern Keeper App, the awesome way to stitch from PDF cross stitch charts. Look for your specially formatted Pattern Keeper chart in your ZIP file after purchase.

Additional information


Chart size


14 count Aida cloth 400 x 482 stitches (72.6 x 87.4cm)

Accent Colours




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