Finally did it! The Mayan Turtle embroidery :)

Ahhh yes, it’s so nice to make the last stitch in a project. Especially for a slow stitcher like myself. But yesterday I finally finished embroidering the Mayan Turtle for my new cushion!

The Mayan Turtle embroidery

The embroidery is made with woolen thread, and though there is a color guide in the original chart, I never used it, but just chose the colors that seemed most appropriate. More photos: Continue reading »

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Ethnic snake cross stitch cushion pattern

Today I’m adding to the collection of Mayan-inspired cross-stitch charts. The idea of this collection is heavily inspired by Mayan calendars and symbols. As an ages-old symbol of eternity the snake on this pattern is biting its tail.

You can stitch this chart with yarn to make a cushion or with cotton DMC thread to make a small ornament.

See also the previous charts in this collection: the Lizard and the Turtle.


! Download free Ethnic snake cross stitch design

Is there any other animal you wish to see in this collection?

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Mayan lizard cushion chart

This pattern for making a cross-stitch cushion was heavily inspired by Mayan culture. An ethnic-styled lizard curles over the Mayan symbol for water (bottom right). It is the first in the Mayan-series cushions I designed and I even cross-stiched this one in a real cushion (photo inside!).

Mayan Lizard crosst stitch chart
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