DESIGN OF THE MONTH AUGUST 2021
AT 20% OFF RETAIL
Our Moghul suzani pattern is reminiscent of the princely embroideries of Moghul courts but suzani type patterns occur throughout Central Asia. Suzani embroideries were made as part of a bride’s dowry to be given to the groom on the wedding day. Usually made of silk and cotton, suzanis were extremely labor intensive and took many years to complete by several female relatives. They are still being created today.
Our Suzani is in wool, and in our cross-point™ tradition, made for fast, fun, and easy stitching. Our newest, most traditional suzani color option – 05, is in rich reds, soft golds, quiet greens on a traditional off-white background.
MOGHUL sizes and color options
On the cross-point website Pattern Page, are five sizes available in this wonderful striking pattern. Four are shown below: Top left #MOG-B-05, the large 23 x inch (58x58cm) square, includes a substantial outer border; on the top right is #MOG-05, 20″ x 20″ (51x51cm) square; on the left below is the lumbar (“good for your back) pillow #MOGST-05, 19″ wide by 14″ high (48x36cm); and on the right the smallest version of Moghul – #MOGSM-05, only 13″ x 13″ (33x33cm) which is quickly stitched in our cross-point Technique. The Stripe is also available in a longer version #MOGST-L which 26″ wide by 14” high (66x36cm), a great size for sofas and bed pillows.
Included with every kit are our cross-point™ Technique sheets as well as individual instructions for every pattern in the Collection – how to prepare the jute for stitching in our glorious French tapestry wool, where and how to start, and how to finish. All kits contain large charts in color and symbols, needles, wool and jute fabric.
Whether you stitch the large 23″ square to hang on a wall or use as a table throw, or the Stripe to use as back support, we offer choice so you can take advantage of our Special Offer this month. The design is bold and dramatic, both in pattern and colour combinations. The suzani is the perfect example of an enduring craft in its native lands and you can now create your own heirloom – a quickly stitched durable version. Moghul is a lot of fun to stitch! I promise you will not be bored.
Happy stitching during August!