We named this pattern Sophistication Cross Stitch, though it was actually inspired by a simple pencil drawing. Portret van een vrouw was created by Dutch painter and graphic artist Julie de Graag in the early 1920s.
It’s a simple monochrome portrait of a woman, and we just love how the strong black lines create such a confident and beautiful woman.
This is such a great project to stitch, and only requires white Aida cloth and plain black thread.
Julie de Graag was a Dutch painter and graphic artist who lived between 1877 and 1924. Her work is classic Art Nouveau and she is well known for her amazing woodcut prints of everyday subjects – pets, farm animals, garden insects and flowers.
We adore Julie de Graag’s work and have charted a large number of her art pieces into fabulous cross stitch patterns. You can browse her dedicated space in the store.
This cross stitch pattern is intended to create a stunning image and be lots of fun to stitch. We take the time to ensure that each and every chart is:
- Professionally presented in high resolution PDF.
- Easy to read, with carefully selected symbols and colour keys.
- A true replica of the original artwork.
That said, if for any reason you are having problems with your chart, please get in touch so we can sort it out. Everything can be resolved with a polite email.
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