Turning the Soil Cross Stitch Pattern

$9.63 USD

Australian Masterpiece

How about stitching this beautiful Tom Roberts replica in DMC earthtones, topaz, and straw? It’s an incredible piece of art and we think you’ll enjoy recreating the artist’s fine brushstrokes and Australian bush textures.



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.

The Project

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.

The Artist

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.

Additional information


Chart size


Grid Size: 200 x 385
Stitches: 77,000
Dimensions: 36.3cm x 69.8cm
Fabric: 14 count Aida cloth
Palette: 145 colours

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