I’ve always been a fan of Art Nouveau. The style was most popular between 1890 to 1910 often seen in architecture. Over the years I’ve seen a number of tile interpretations as well as glass and ceramics. It is characterized by sinuous curves, movement and often asymmetry of lines.
The heart above is a cross stitch design inspired by Art Nouveau Cross Stitch by Barbara Hammet. The background fabric is a muted yellow linen, 32 count and the thread colours were chosen to provide a vintage appearance.
The variegated colours are Colour 35 (brown and green) and Colour 48 (golden brown, burgundy and green). Both colours are used intermittently in the scrolls. A variety of muted solids were chosen to border of the scrolls. All the stitching is one strand of cotton floss.
The braiding is a discontinued colour but any muted size 5 perle cotton would work. Love the addition of a bee at the top.
I think this is a gorgeous palette for a larger design.
What do you think? Are you a fan of Art Nouveau?