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Elongated ovals reminiscent of olives in graduated hues of copper and red float on a ground of teal and olive stripes in this design found in an embroidery booklet sold in Greece in the early 1950s. The advent of the mid-century modern aesthetic movement is clear to see and is just as fresh and bold today as it was 70 years ago. It would be striking worked as a table mat, pillow cover, or even framed and displayed as textile art.

Making a larger embroidery: Repeat lines are provided for working a larger size design. You will need a larger piece of fabric to work a larger size design.


97 x 132 sts

Finished size: 8 x 11 inches on 30 ct fabric


Kit includes , My high quality kits come with everything you need to make the embroidery in the photos--Mikini 30 ct 100% mercerized cotton in white, DMC floss, full color SOC (symbol-on-chart) pattern with both close-up chart for ease of working and full size chart so you know how many repeats to stitch, along with a John James size 24 tapestry needle. The raw edges of the fabric are serged for your convenience, so you can start stitching as soon as you open the kit!


Please note: the photos show Legacy Linen Coconut Macaroon 30 ct, but because this fabric has been discontinued, I am now substituting the Mikini 30 ct in white.


Krista's note: while the photos show this finished with a drawn thread hem, I think it would look wonderful as a framed piece. It would look great in mid-century Modern decors or any place you wanted a bright spot of color.


Also available as pattern download 

Olivine cross stitch kit or pattern


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