Seated Ginger Cat Cross Stitch was inspired by a 1918 woodblock print by Dutch painter and graphic artist Julie de Graag. Using two separate blocks, the design was then printed onto paper in orange and black. It looks awesome in cross stitch.
NOTE: we’ve designed this chart for black Aida cloth, which considerably reduces the amount of stitching.
Our cross stitch project recreates this loveable ginger cat in tangerine against Julie de Graag’s signature black background (use black Aida). We’ve added a few extra shades of beige, brown and tawny to give our retro kitty a little more depth.
Julie de Graag lived between 1877 and 1924 and created work in the Art Nouveau style. Her paintings, drawings and wood cut designs focused on everyday subjects like domestic pets, farm animals, insects and spiders — as well as leaves, flowers and people of the village.
Her work was defined by thick outlines and a minimalist colour palette (very often just black and white). Browse the store for more Art Nouveau designs by Julie de Graag.