In this new cross stitch tribute to Mexican woman artist, Barbara Ana pictures Frida Kahlo surrounded with elements reminiscent of the artist's life and passions, symbols of life and death, love, and a motto "Viva la vida" woven into her mane of black hair. Flowers grace the artist's white blouse and are woven into her hair. They also bloom in the arid Mexican desert, as the sun shines god-like over towering snow-covered volcanoes.
The piece was finished as a zipped pouch (instructions not included with the chart). You can also frame the piece, in which case align the base of the embroidery with the frame and leave extra fabric showing above the stitched part, in the sky area. When framing, you can apply fabric and rick-rack to the base in a similar way as shown to adapt the piece to the frame.
The design is available as a printed hardcopy pattern and comes bundled with everything needed to get started.
- Printed pattern
- 19 full skeins of DMC cotton embroidery floss
- 32ct Raw Linen Belfast (10" x18")
- Size 26 tapestry needle
- Project zipper bag
- Needle minder
- Stitching area: 125 stitches wide x 63 stitches high
- Finished size: 7.81" x 3.94" on 32-count
- Thread: DMC
- Model was stitched on 32-count linen
- Types of stitches: Cross stitch