I found three old cross stitch patterns for small sets of flowers. They were too small to do on their own and something I wanted to avoid as they aren’t as interesting, plus I had enough small works that I didn’t know what to do with, so I decided to combine the patterns in a larger work.
Firstly, I worked on red aida cloth. Some people liked the Asian feel created by the red base, so I thought it would be interesting to see how much of an impact the red aida cloth has.
I used the same three flower cross stitch patterns but stitched them differently onto white aida cloth. Now they look more like a cottage style.
It has inspired me to work on other colours of aida cloth more. The red cloth had been originally for some Christmas works, but now they have a completely new possibility.