I made the design for this pillow on a hot summer day. Yet, the pillow was intended as a “winter’s tale”, accompanied by ice lanterns in the snow. I’m very pleased with the result!
Made with a double thread on linen – 8 threads/cm. Size about 22 x 22 cm.
I converted the knitting technique to a cross stitch pattern. It took some time, but it was fun to do. It would have been so much faster to just knit the pillow!
It has been incredibly exciting to draw the houses of these three pillows. Although they are out of my imagination, they should still look like real houses. You can download the house on the small pillow as a free pattern.
The pillow and table runner were created by experimenting with the shapes of brush strokes when using acrylic paint. The first piece was the red table runner, made on fine linen. Both pillows were done black/gray on coarse linen.
Long brush strokes using acrylic paint, transformed into a cross stitch pattern. The table runner has brush stroke and tulip patterns.
The coarse linen suits this pattern fine I think. The patterns was drawn on my computer using DMC Cross Stitch Pattern Designer.