Turning the Soil cross stitch pattern was inspired by the rural paintings of Australian impressionist artist Tom Roberts. This is one of his lesser known paintings but I immediately fell in love with the rich yellows, golds and earthtones so much I just had to chart it into a cross stitch.
This is a large full coverage cross stitch and it’s definitely a challenge. The finished piece measures 36.3cm x 69.8cm when completed on 14 count Aida cloth (grid size: 200 x 385) and you’ll need 145 different DMC colours.
Due to the size and complexity of the pattern, we recommend using the Pattern Keeper App to manage your project. Look for the extra PK chart we’ve included in your download pack.
Tom Roberts is one of Australia most well known painters (even though he was actually born in England). Famous for his paintings of shearing sheds, ship crossings, bushlands, and bushrangers, his iconic paintings have become part of Australian culture. We have lots more replicas of his beautiful artworks in store.