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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! Ukrainian Crisscross folk embroidery kit's humble origin illustrates how deeply the art of embroidery permeates Ukrainian daily life. The traditional red and black color palette is shown worked in Appleton’s crewel wools for a cozy cushion, and there is also a DMC cotton embroidery floss option.


Also available as a PDF download pattern here


Avlea Folk Embroidery brings ancient beauty to the modern world with gorgeous folk embroidery kits of the finest quality. Designed by Krista West and handmade in our Oregon workshop, our kits provide a wonderful folk embroidery stitching experience for the beginner or experienced crafter.


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Sample stitched by Pamela Filbert

Ukrainian Crisscross folk embroidery kit

  • *One 18x18" piece of 30ct 100% cotton Mikini in white (raw edges serged)

    *Appleton's Crewel Wools OR DMC 100% cotton embroidery floss

    *John James size 24 needle

    *Full color SOC charts and instructions

  • Finished size (exclusive of finishing): 9-1/2 x 14-5/8”

    Stitch count: 130 x 203sts/ 12154 cross stitches

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