krista says:-"Avlea Folk Embroidery provides beautiful, high quality cross stitch (counted thread embroidery) kits that are terrific for the beginner or experienced stitcher. Each kit includes specialty fabric imported from Greece, DMC floss (from cones, not hanks), a full color paper pattern/chart, and John James size 24 tapestry needle. And, there's great how-to support at my website, www.avlea.life, so whether you're a total newbie or an experienced stitcher who wants to try their hand at drawn thread work, I give you the support you need to bring ancient beauty to the modern world!
I was surprised and delighted to discover this wonderful example of traditional Ukrainian embroidery printed on a simple plastic shopping bag a friend of mine from Kiev sent me! Its humble origin illustrates how deeply the art of embroidery permeates Ukrainian daily life. This BitKit is available in the traditional red and black colorway along with a blue and black variation for a fresh take on this beautiful design.
Stitch count: 57 x 91
Finished size: 5-1/2 x 6-3/4 including hem