Swimming Duck cross stitch is a fun project inspired by a retro woodcut created around 1923. Despite being almost 100 years old the design is fun and contemporary.
We love how the design creates a lot of movement and positive energy. It will look great on tote bag or inside a small metal frame.
What’s even better, you’ll only need white thread if you stitch the project on black Aida cloth.
If you love our Swimming Duck cross stitch, you might like more designs by Julie de Graag. This fantastic graphic artist lived between 1877 and 1924 and painted in the Art Nouveau style. Her paintings and drawings 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.
This pattern is Part 2 of the Retro Duck series, a set of 4 designs from a series of woodcuts (circa. 1923-24).